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  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    What are "Flagged" , "Rejected", and "Trash" doing under "RECENT"?

     

    Added:

    Isn't the "Last {x} {time-unit}" completely customizable, and remove-able?

     

    Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger.

  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    http://tinyurl.com/d4fsvf4  is a discussion on ApertureExpert.  I searched for my comments on this form but couldnt find them.  Leonie confirmed the problem.   But its now fixed.

     

    The bug  WAS

    Try importing into Aperture 3.2.3  a large color Tiff file like Adobe98 and add a solid color fill like (72, 182, 70)  into a selection, (collapse all layers).   The previews and thumbnails of the color green looks hosed.   Export that image out of AP3 via versions with no adjustments and the image is not the same as the original. Color loss via import and Export This happens in other colors but green is pretty easy to see.   First brought to my attention on ApertureExpert.com forums.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    What are "Flagged" , "Rejected", and "Trash" doing under "RECENT"?

    Ah, they're the most recent flagged, rejected and trashed images in the library   As opposed to the images you trashed, rejected and flagged last week.

     

    isn't the "Last {x} {time-unit}" completely customizable, and remove-able?

    It runs from 1 to 18 months worth of images and yes you can uncheck it in Preferences and it will not show at all.

     

    And right now the Last Import album isn;t showing me anything but I haven;t imported since the upgrade so hopefully it will work then

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    What are "Flagged" , "Rejected", and "Trash" doing under "RECENT"?

    Ah, they're the most recent flagged, rejected and trashed images in the library   As opposed to the images you trashed, rejected and flagged last week.

    Ah -- a kind of mini-Time-Machine within Aperture for those times you need to merge the temporary work you'd been doing during a work session long done with the temporary work you are currently doing.  Very sophisticated.  I hadn't had the courage to even put that one in my "Feature Requests" list. 

     

    Sheesh.  (NB for those who have not filleted one of those Florda Addams Bay Babblefish: of course, I don't know what this actual is or does.)

     

    OK, time for the fish flesh to hit the hot butter -- the update is done.  Needed to reboot to get Software Update to work, but don't need to reboot for sizzling fresh Aperture.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    Good luck and may the fish be with you!

     

    BTW at least Aperture and iPhoto are smart enough not to open the library if the other app has the library open, phew.

     

    BTWW how does iPhoto handle preview generation? I dodn;t see anything in iPhoto addressing this and I'm wondering what will happen when you import an image while running iPhoto and then switch back to Aperture?

     

    Anyway that's enough excitement for one day time to have a little

     

    IMG_0315.jpg

     

    to help the reflect on the days events (or is it projects?)

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    Perfect.  Sad to report, I'm all out  .

     

    And I'm going to need a truckful of cases as I process the iPhoto-like devolution to the new "simpler" Highlights and Shadows Brick (the Tonal Width sliders are gone).

     

    I have applied that adjustment to at least 2,000 personal pictures.

    The Highlights & Shadows adjustment controls have been updated in Aperture 3.3 for ease of use, reduced halo effect with shadow adjustments, improved highlight detail recovery, and better overall performance. (Emphasis added.)

    Gah!  Can I _please_ have my High and Low Tonal Width sliders back.  This, singly, will have me looking to replace Aperture.

     

    More anon.

     

    Fwiw, the on-line User Manual has not been updated (2012.06.11 23:20 EST).  The quote above is from the Ap 3.3 Help file.

     

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  • Clem Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)

    All your old Highlight & Shadow uses remain untouched. You have to manualy upgrade the adjustment itself.  The new adjustment is the default for new uses, but the old instances aren't changed unless you want them too.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (69,415 points)

    Masters are dead?

     

    Major terminology changes from Aperture 3.2 to 3.3. That will make composing posts a pain - I see us already writing "master (if you are on version 3.2) or originals (if you are using version 3.3 or iPhoto)" - what a mess!

     

    This round is on iPhoto!

     

    Léonie -- my new laptop has been announced.  They don't have them at the local A-Store yet, though.  Guessing you will jump for one as well?

    I'd love to. But I think I'll have to wait. My recent MBP is only two month old

    I could not wait for the new release since I had to replace my lost MBP.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (69,415 points)

    Frank, did the new release turn your Grappa black and white as well? Or is a case of all cats are gray at night?

    BTWW how does iPhoto handle preview generation?

    No idea, but this made me look at the Aperture Previews.

     

    Luckily the "Preference" panel is still colored.

    rawpreview.png

    The "Camera Preview" option has been moved to the Import Panel  and now contains a warning message. I wonder if the behaviour of camera previews will have changed as well.

  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,615 points)

    "Aperture offers various options to set the size of Previews or whether to use Previews at all. iPhoto always creates full size Previews. When you open an Aperture library in iPhoto, existing Previews are not changed unless you edit an image in iPhoto. If you do, a full size Preview for that image is created."

     

    Aperture 3.3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    Yes, and thanks.  The transition to the new, simpler, tool has been well-implemented.  My problems are likely to be with the new tool.  Apple seems to have removed functionality in favor of simplicity.  I applaud their effort to improve the functioning of the Highlights & Shadows Brick: it is likely to be more usable.  At the same time, usability has in this case come at the cost of some power.  As a user of that power, this disappoints directly.

     

    Indirectly, it points towards two things, each of which worries me:

    - the solution resolves a problem inelegantly (excising functionality is one way to simplify the interface; it's just not a good way), and

    - this particular kind of inelegance was accepted (making Aperture less powerful is an unwelcome design goal, imho).

    The first is a matter of laziness; the second is a matter of direction.

     

    Together with the other non-directly-iOS-related changes (lots of one-button processing), this deprecation of sophisticated elegance and elevation of ignorant simplicity seems to announce (clearly) Apple's intentions for Aperture.  I find that deeply worrying.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    That new-in-April MBP is still cute enough to find a good home  .

     

    Excelent point about teaching/talking about Aperture.  Ugh.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    Thanks for the link and the clarification.  .  Reading over there.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (69,415 points)

    Together with the other non-directly-iOS-related changes (lots of one-button processing), this deprecation of sophisticated elegance and elevation of ignorant simplicity seems to announce (clearly) Apple's intentions for Aperture.  I find that deeply worrying.

    That has me worried too.