Great Conversation on Photo Stream in the Forum

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November 1, 2011 - 8:29pm

Hi all,

A reader started a conversation on the use and features of Photo Stream in the Forum, and it contains a lot of great questions and answers on the subject. I could put a big post on it here, but I think this topic is best left in the forum. Check it out if you have any outstanding questions about Photo Stream, and feel free to add your voice to the discussion.

Read the thread here.


iPhone Image Adjustments… Live in Aperture

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October 18, 2011 - 1:10am

This is just wicked cool, and precisely the kind of reason that using Apple’s entire ecosystem works so well.

By now we all know that you can shoot a photo on your iPhone and, with iOS 5 and iCloud, have that photo show up in your Photo Stream in Aperture or iPhoto.

We know that you can edit your photos in the new (minimal) photo editing feature in the iPhone’s built-in Photos app.

But did you know that the edits you make aren’t only not-permanent, but are actually translated to Aperture (and presumably iPhoto) as actual Adjustments?? (obviously I didn’t either until just a few minutes ago, or I wouldn’t be so excited!)


Aperture 3.2 Notes and Issues

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October 18, 2011 - 12:13am

By now you’ve all seen that there was an update to Aperture to v.3.2 (what, you missed it? Check Software Update, after you’ve upgraded to Lion 10.7.2).

Reader Chris Hoch got an announcement up right away, and other readers have been commenting there—no point in me starting my own discussion! Check it out.


iCloud and Aperture

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October 9, 2011 - 3:47am

I was perusing the Apple iCloud features and spotted this… it was expected, but nice to see it in print!

Keeping a complete set of your photos on your Mac is as simple as turning on Photo Stream in iPhoto or Aperture. Every new photo you take appears in a Photo Stream album just as it does on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.”

I can’t wait!


Adjustments; Curves

Live Training Session 011

This is the fourth video in a long series about Adjustments in Aperture 3. This one's all about Curves… and like those robots that turn into cars, there's more than meets the eye!

Duration: 01:03 hr

Preset Pack #5 “Film & Funk” Released!

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October 6, 2011 - 6:55am

It’s done!!

I’ll add it to the store tomorrow, but for now you can purchase below.

One itsy bitsy little caveat to this one though…

If you’ve used any of my presets before, you probably realized that all kinds of funky magic masking trickery goes into them. What this has always meant was that files bigger than the masks (21 megapixel on sets #1 and #5, 24 megapixel on sets #3 and #4) wouldn’t work, because you’d exceed the edges of the mask. Fine.


PresetPack#5 “Film Funk” Coming Soon!

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September 30, 2011 - 1:49am

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the next Aperture preset pack, titled “Film Funk”. Like the texture packs before it, these are made of a series of built-in textures, derived from high resolution scans of old, aged and beat-up film plates.

I hope you like what you see! Click the image below to see the entire series over on Flickr.

The popularity of applying “aged film” effects to one’s photographs inspired this filter pack. Each of the eleven preset combinations includes a unique high-resolution scan of actual Daguerreotype negatives, applied as a Curves mask, giving you complete control over the look of the effect!


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