Chapter 7: What Options Do I Have to Create a Physical Copy of My Photos?

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Ultimately, the reason we shoot is to share our best images with other people, whether digitally or as a printed image. However, getting a great print is a little more involved than just clicking the Print button. In this chapter, you learn everything from how to make sure your print on paper looks like the image on your screen to how to create different types of prints and even a custom book.

Color Management

Using Aperture’s Print Dialog

Ordering Prints

Creating a Book

Color Management

One of the industry-defining features of the early Mac and LaserWriter was how the page on the screen in Aldus PageMaker looked just like the page that came out of the LaserWriter. This consistency spawned the desktop-publishing revolution. Over the years, we’ve all become used to What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWIG) printing, but setting your computer up so that you get prints at exactly the right size, layout, and color is still a little complex. The first step is making sure you have a color-calibrated workflow, and once set up, the next step is setting Aperture’s Print panel to give you the size and layout of images you want. However, if you don’t have a printer, Aperture has a built-in way for you to order high-quality prints. If you really want to go above and beyond to impress a client (or your grandparents), ...

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