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Apple Aperture 3 by Nik Rawlinson, Ken McMahon

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CHAPTER 1  
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Camera Raw

Introduction

First and foremost, Aperture is a Raw converter. You can use it to organize, annotate, edit and output TIFF, JPEG and other RGB file formats and it does a great job, but this is to ignore its most useful function.

Aperture’s Raw decoder is designed to help you squeeze the last ounce of quality from your digital images. From the Raw Fine Tuning controls that allow you to influence how Aperture’s decoder interprets the data in your Camera Raw files, to the tonal adjustments that allow you to recover apparently lost highlight and shadow detail, Aperture’s tools are designed primarily to work with Camera Raw ...

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