Apple Aperture 3: A Workflow Guide for Digital Photographers (Anglais) Broché – 2 août 2010
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With over 200 brand new features, Apple's leading photo management and image processing package just got a whole lot bigger! From Faces to Places and Brushes to Presets, Mac experts Ken McMahon and Nik Rawlinson will guide you through everything you could ever need to know about Aperture 3 including how to:
- Find, tag, and protect your images with advanced metadata techniques
- Use Presets, Nondestructive brushes and the powerful new Curves tool to dramatically enhance your photos
- Seamlessly integrate Aperture 3 with other programs for incredible results
Apple Aperture 3 - A Workflow Guide for Digital Photographers shows you how to put this powerful software right at the heart of your digital photography workflow. Inside you will find information on how to import, sort and navigate thousands of Raw files like a pro; how to fully utilize the new rush-based adjustments and quick fix adjustment presets to creatively edit your images; and how to export your images to slideshows, the Web, or even create your own coffee table style photobook.
* Clear, step-by-step explanations simplify the features and uses of this extensive application
* Real-life examples show you a complete digital photography workflow with Aperture at the core
* Fully updated for Aperture 3
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I agree with the reviews that the structure is awkward for sequential reading. For example, starting the book with chapter 1 dedicated to Raw and Raw editing followed in chapter 5 by "Adjusting Images" essentially results in a lot of duplication. While I understand that Raw editing is very important and a feature that I'm using, it is still something that should probably after topics such as importing, organizing, and editing jpegs. At this point, people will have files on their system, organized in some form, and be ready to appreciate the significant advantages of raw over jpeg.
The book seems at times like separate chapters without much self referencing material in other chapters which would help in finding the disparate materials.
Also, many of the figures feel like they are a page or two too far (early or late) from where they are discussed in the book. Bringing up the subject of figures, the print quality is okay but not great. Many figures are too small to show user interface features desired and quite a few of the figures show subtle enough adjustments that are hard (impossible?) to appreciate given the print quality and size. At times providing circles to highlight the visual effects might be helpful.
Having said that, this was better than I expected from the reviews and is a useful tool for me to get going on Aperture. As a new user of Aperture, switching over from 10 years of digital photography using PCs, I found this book very helpful. I dove into chapter 5 along with picking and skimming other chapters as appropriate. The index is okay and makes it useful as something of a reference. Apple's Pro Training series book appeared to be more of a "lead by the nose" through specific examples rather than being a reference and much more expensive. I didn't really see myself working that way through the material so perhaps McMahon's book was a better fit for me.
In Aperture there are often multiple ways of doing things and multiple ways of thinking about things. This can make it much more difficult to write a book - I get the impression as I get more familiar, that it is hard to create something comprehensive enough without being overwhelming.
There are many free tutorial videos available for Aperture 3 from Apple and elsewhere but it was quite helpful to have this as well. In the end, I'm glad I got it despite the warts. Having said that, if it were priced close to Apple's Pro Training book, I would have felt short-changed.
It took time since I had to open the computer and look at the application screens so I can follow the text of the book since there are not enough pictures. I read a few chapters and decided to purchase a video "Apple Pro Video Training: Aperture 3."
Now with a general expertise I may reread some of the book.