Preparing the Project
Before you start, you'll need to install the Aperture software on your hard disk. Refer to the Getting Started documentation for instructions on setting up your Aperture system and installing the software.
Once you have the Aperture application installed and your computer, display(s), and peripheral devices set up, you're ready to begin this lesson.
There are three ways to
For this exercise, you'll open Aperture by double-clicking the application icon.
Exploring the Main Window
Before we dive into the first exercise, let's take a quick look at the Aperture interface.
The main window opens in the default layout, which you will routinely use when working in Aperture. You can modify this layout at any time to accommodate your preferences. There are seven primary interface elements in the main window:
The Projects panel is where you organize your images, using projects, albums, and Smart Albums. Smart Albums let you automatically find and
The Browser provides an efficient way to
Viewer The Viewer is where your images are displayed. You can view and compare up to ten images at the same time. You can also utilize a second display to view images in a continuous desktop that extends across two screens, or work in full-screen mode on the second display.
Control bar The control bar gives you quick access to tools that allow you to rotate, navigate, magnify, rate, and apply keywords to your images.
The toolbar, which runs across the entire top of the main window, provides easy access to
Adjustments Inspector The Adjustments Inspector lets you apply image adjustments and view adjustments that have been applied to an image.
The Metadata Inspector is where all the information associated with an image is displayed. You can view filename, version number, caption text, and file
In Aperture, there are multiple ways to perform most
There are also multiple levels of undo in Aperture. If one of the steps in these exercises does not yield the result you want, just select Undo from the Edit menu, or press Command-Z.