The 7-step edit in Aperture 3.4

I’m going to walk you through seven basic adjustments in Aperture 3.4 that will clean up 90 percent of your images: Crop, White Balance, Exposure, Enhance, Highlights & Shadows, Color, and Edge Sharpen.

Great tips from a master: Derrick Story.

Aperture is an underutilized (and probably underpromoted) Apple app for photographers that is enormously useful and really great, and editing isn’t even its strongest suit – it’s a comprehensive photo cataloging tool that really helps you make the most out of whatever you shoot. It goes way beyond what iPhoto can do, and works well with external editors like Photoshop as well.



  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    Those are some great tips.

    I bought Aperture a few years back, when I realised I couldn’t do the stuff I wanted to with my photos using iPhoto.

    It was a good purchase. I’ve since trained myself to rate pictures immediately after importing them, making it easier afterwards to select those I want to retouch.

  • lucascott

    One thing that is awesome about Aperture that many folks don’t know about is that there are all kinds of editing plugins. You can get pretty close to the power of Photoshop for non compositing edits