Post Processing in Aperture with great results
#1. "RE: Post Processing in Aperture with great results" | In response to Reply # 0luckyphoto Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 21-Jan-13 03:05 PM
Great photos and nice editing. I also like Aperture because it makes my workflow quick and easy.
Aperture is also a great photography database. You probably already know this. I routinely use key words, stars and other metadata to keep track of my photos. It's easy to accumulate thousands of photos over a few years and having a way to easily sort through them is very important.
My favorite tools are the "Quick Brushes". If you've never used them before let me know and I'll show you where they're at.
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#2. "RE: Post Processing in Aperture with great results" | In response to Reply # 1Alexcorral Registered since 22nd Dec 2012Mon 21-Jan-13 04:37 PM
I got my first DSLR (D7000) as a self gift for Christmas and immediately got Aperture (even before my camera arrived).
I really like the easy to use interface and the non-destructive capabilities of the software. I still have only a couple hundred shots in my library but haven't figured out how to sort my images. Keywords seem like a good option. I have loaded the photos on folders for each month and inside the folders setup the projects based on the occasion (Christamas Eve, New Year's, Baptism, Beach trip, etc).
For the shot above, many of the processing was done with the quick brushes (Some dodge & burn to bring out selective details) and the fantastic repair brush which allowed me to eliminate some freckles, skin blemishes and pouches beneath the eyes.
I also blurred the ivy background using the fantastic automatic edge detector.
#3. "RE: Post Processing in Aperture with great results" | In response to Reply # 2Ajjra Nikonian since 25th May 2010Mon 25-Feb-13 09:52 PM
I took my 10 favorite images (RAW) and processed them in several different applications to determine my personal preference before committing to Aperture. I did not expect Aperture to do well in the comparison, yet it finished first. I picked the Aperture output as the best in 6 out of the 10 shots, Capture NX in 3 shots, Adobe Camera RAW in 1 shot. Combine that with what I thought was a superior library manager and Aperture was a winner!