If you organise your photos by folders and find this perfectly satisfactory, then you can use any number of different programs to keep your images organised. Adobe Bridge is a good starting point as an image browser if you already … Continue reading Best image browser and cataloguing software
When Apple announced it was going to discontinue its professional image-cataloguing application Aperture, but that a brand new Photos app was on its way, many (including me) obviously hoped that Photos would go some way towards replacing our favourite application. … Continue reading Can Apple Photos replace Aperture?
The Aperture Loupe tool is one of its many excellent features, but it’s easy to get confused by the zoom and loupe size options. The keyboard shortcuts look so similar it’s hard to remember which does what, and if you’re … Continue reading How to make sense of the Aperture Loupe options!
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time dabbling with one special effect, moving on to another image, trying another effect and keep on experimenting without a specific aim in mind. Wouldn’t it be better to put … Continue reading How to batch process special effects with the Google Nik Collection
Aperture users are bound to take a sneaky peek over the garden fence from time to time at its chief rival, Lightroom. Lightroom has some great editing tools and every release brings more. If only Aperture had automatic lens corrections, … Continue reading Aperture users: 3 ways Lightroom could drive you mad!
Mac owners have a choice of top-quality image-cataloguing tools. Adobe Lightroom is available for both Windows and Mac machines, but it faces strong competition from Apple’s Mac-only Aperture application. If you don’t yet know what Aperture does and how it … Continue reading Aperture review just posted
Aperture comes with a small selection of ready-made effects which you can apply to your photos simply by selecting them from a menu. But did you know you can import new effects created by others? It’s really easy to do, … Continue reading How to import Aperture effects
I had a horrible thought today. Like everyone else, I’ve been saying non-destructive editing is fantastic. It’s smart, it’s efficient, and it changes the way we work. It’s the most important innovation in digital imaging this century… But wait a … Continue reading The ticking time-bomb of non-destructive editing
Aperture used to be like iPhoto – all the pictures you added were stored in its internal library, a single file which ring-fenced your shots from the outside world and enabled you to move your library around as a single … Continue reading 8 things you need to know about managed vs referenced files in Aperture
Solarization adds a dramatic and surreal look to regular black and white images. Darker shades of grey and midtones stay unaffected, but brighter tones and highlights are reversed into a negative image. It’s particularly effective on bright skies. You might … Continue reading How to create an Aperture solarization effect
Aperture and Lightroom fans will need an external image-editor for more advanced image enhancement and manipulation – particularly if it involves combining multiple images as layers. But your external editor doesn’t have to be Photoshop, or even Elements. Perfect Photo … Continue reading Who needs Photoshop when you can use Perfect Layers 8 with Aperture and Lightroom?
One of the reasons I prefer Aperture to any other image cataloguing tool is its integration with the Mac OS and Apple’s photo stream feature. I can take a set of pictures on my iPhone, and the next time I … Continue reading A quick guide to photo stream setup for iOS and Aperture