3841 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2010 9:12 AM by Kirby Krieger
Select the photos you want to email, then select File - Export - Versions. Then select the export preset (e.g. JPEG 50% of original, or create a preset to your liking), then "export versions."
Alternatively, (to save a couple steps) select file, share, email, then select image size after the mail client launches (small, medium, large, or actual).
1. Aperture stores and provides tools to make adjustments to your digital negatives. It also provides a v. broad range of exporting options. Your digital negatives are never altered. It does a great job, but at the cost of some confusion, particularly about what a "photo" is and what a "file" is.
I don't know the best way to conceive of this, but I think of my digital negatives (I shoot only raw) as templates, I think of the sum of Adjustments done in Aperture as instructions on how to change (adjust, manipulate, cook) these templates, and I think of the exports as specific +final products+ ready to be served. For me, these correspond to three distinct activities done in Aperture:
- import and store (in my case, raw) -- (creates images in Aperture)
- retrieve and alter (cooking) -- (alters and/or re-creates images in Aperture)
- export and serve (plated and served) -- (neither alters nor creates images in Aperture)
In all cases, the "photo" you took, the "photo" you see in Aperture after adjustments are made, and the "photo" you send to your clients to allow them to print a good 8x10, are all different and correspond to different data.
2. The exporting options are, as already mentioned by others, extensive. It is your job to determine which settings work for your needs (both direct -- how to get an on-screen or on-paper result -- and indirect -- how to protect your copyright). Note that exporting an image creates an image file outside of Aperture (hence "export"). You can export any and all of your cooked or un-cooked "photos" in infinite ways, infinite times. Exporting neither alters any existing images in Aperture (with the minor exception of adding or changing some of the metadata which records exporting information), nor adds any images to your Aperture Library.