Chromatic aberration is the colour fringing you sometimes see around object outlines near the edges of the picture. With most consumer lenses it’s a fact of life, and as soon as you know what you’re looking for you can see … Continue reading How to use the Aperture chromatic aberration correction tools – and why!
Actually, I can answer this one straight away. I’m running Aperture 3.5.1 on a 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina under Mavericks, and using the latest version of the Google Nik Collection, and whenever I launch any of the Nik plug-ins from … Continue reading Is there an Aperture Google Nik Collection problem?
Most high-end compact cameras and all D-SLRs will let you shoot RAW and JPEG files at the same time, and there are some good reason for doing this. You might want a JPEG straight away for posting online, for example, … Continue reading How to use Aperture RAW+JPEG pairs
You may not have noticed, but you can now use iPhoto effects in Aperture. This happened in version 3.3, when Apple introduced a unified library format that both programs could open. Now iPhoto is hardly the world’s most advanced image-editor, … Continue reading How to use iPhoto effects in Aperture
If you use Aperture or Lightroom, it’s so easy to export pictures at specific sizes for web use or emailing that you probably don’t give the settings a second thought. But in order to reduce your pictures to the required … Continue reading Do you sharpen on export? It makes more difference than you might think!
When I posted my three-way RAW converter comparison yesterday, I pitted Lightroom 5 against DxO Optics Pro 9 and Capture One Pro 7. A few people have pointed out to me since then that I didn’t include Aperture. I thought … Continue reading Aperture vs Lightroom: 4 images compared
The latest version of Apple’s professional image cataloguing application has brought a couple of interesting updates. One is the swap from Google Maps to Apple Maps for the Aperture Places feature, which I’ve covered already. The other is the inclusion … Continue reading Get your photos online with the new Aperture SmugMug plug-in
Aperture 3.5 brings a number of modest improvements, and one of these is the new Aperture Places tool. Actually, it’s not really new. The only thing that’s new about it is that Apple has swapped from Google Maps to Apple … Continue reading Put your photos on the map with the Aperture Places feature
Aperture is very good at organising images both quickly and with a great deal of flexiblity. It’s also good at displaying them in a way that helps you sort out your best pictures, and that’s not just with albums and … Continue reading How to use Aperture Light Tables
I was taking pictures long before digital cameras came along, and I’ve got a large collection of 35mm transparencies and black and white negatives. I’ve even managed to scan them all in at those odd times when I’ve had film … Continue reading How to fix up your scans with the Aperture crop and straighten tools
Curves adjustments are one of the more advanced image-editing techniques, not because they’re especially technical or difficult to carry out, but because you have to understand exactly what’s happening in order to make any genuine improvements. With curves, a small … Continue reading How to make better Aperture curves adjustments
How did we ever manage without stacks? For those who don’t know, cataloguing programs like Aperture, Lightroom and others can group related images together and display them as a single thumbnail image or expand the stack so that all the … Continue reading Find out how the Aperture auto stack feature can save you hours (almost)