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Can I create a canvas in Aperture?

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rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 7, 2014 7:30 AM

Hi,

I need to order 5x7 images on 8x10 sheets on line.

Apparently, in Photoshop, one creates a canvas to one's specifications and then send the new file to be printed accordingly.

How do we achieve that in Aperture? Can we?

 

I  know it can be done when ordering books via Aperture.

 

Thanks,

 

Raphael

OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 8:09 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    You can only oder certain sizes, see this list:

     

              Product Line Details for Prints

     

    If you want  5x7 images on 8x10 sheets, I'd use the BorderFX plug-in to (BorderFX - BorderFX) add a custom border and buy 8x10 prints.

     

    -- Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 11:14 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    Yes BorderFX is really a very versatile tool.

     

    You are welcome, Raphael ,

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 1:15 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    Have you tried the search field on the BorderFX support page?  http://www.iborderfx.com/support/

     

    There is really not much documentation. I used the trial-and-error method.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Feb 8, 2014 8:44 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    Raphael, I have no idea, what could be different in your case.

    I just select the image and export it using BorderFX:

    In BorderFX:

    Screen Shot 2014-02-08 at 17.27.18GMT+1.png

    And the exported image on my Desktop:

    P1260070.jpg

     

    And exporting the image again, after adding a retouche and exporting regularly:

    P1260070.jpg

     

    So, exporting is still working for me. Did you use BorderFX as "Edit" plug-in or "Export" plug-in?

    Try to  use the "Export" version of the plug-in.

     

     

    So, how to fix your broken "Export"?

    Have you tried to change the "Export" preset in your "Export" panel?

     

    If that does not help, I'd Quit Aperture. and remove the file

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Export Presets.plist

    from your user library.

     

    Also the sandbox: 

    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/

     

    Then reboot.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Feb 9, 2014 6:22 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    So the Edit one is to create presets, and the Export one is to...export them. I was able to batch preset images.

    The Edit plug-in writes the edited image back as a new image to the Aperture library, and the Export plug-in will edit, but export directly and not store the image in Aperture.

     

    Two hiccups: a) BFX refuses to export to the destination folder on the Desktop - and I have to drag files to that particular folder (go figure) and,

    Does it export at all?

    b) one image I was experimenting with, using the Edit module, produced a Thumbnail with white margins around it alright, but it seems to have also cannibalized all preceding thumnails, and...furthermore I can't undo it.

    I don't understand - has the new image replaced all previous versions? BorderFX should create a new original master image file, independent of the previous image.

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