Apple finally took the wraps off Aperture 3.0. The application appears to have caught up to Lightroom 2X and then some. But until Adobe freezes the LR3 beta, we can’t know how the two programs stack up head-to-head. Some important new features in Aperture 3.0 include: a. Presets (including on import) This is one of […]

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This question came in last week from Nicholas Kitto in Hong Kong: “One thing that has tended to hold me back from trying Lightroom is the thought of transferring my numerous projects over to Lightroom. However, I see that you are undertaking this task. Thus, when you have the time, I (and many others no […]

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Aperture 2.1.4 is out. It is required for those who want to use Aperture with Apple’s new Snow Leopard. This update, recommended for all users of Aperture 2, addresses general compatibility, improves overall stability and fixes a number of issues involving import, web publishing, and the creation and ordering of books. Import Addresses an issue […]

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I often hear from Apple Aperture users who are having trouble opening thier pictures in Photoshop. In 99 out of 100 cases, the problem is a simple one. They can’t access the menu command, “Open with External Editor” and it doesn’t appear in the contextual menus and/or is grayed out in the Images menu. The […]

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While it may appear that you cannot change fonts or fonts sizes in Aperture’s book layouts, you can. You can select any font or font size you want for any text in an Aperture book. Here’s how: Simply click COMMAND T to show the fonts dialogue box. In this box you can change the font’s […]

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Pressing (Control and the “+” key) or (Control and the “-” key) rates the selected image up or down by one star AND automatically navigates you to the NEXT photo. This is a great way to speed-rate your images, turning what would normally be two keystrokes into one. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital […]

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The word “workflow” gets thrown around quite a bit. It’s not one of my favorite words because in practice, it gets treated like a synonym for “recipe.” Unfortunately, there’s no single one correct way to do ANYTHING in photography. That would make it easy. So instead of saying, “Here’s my Aperture plugin workflow,” I’m going […]

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