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  • tidysteve Level 4 Level 4 (2,975 points)
    LOL ...

    i know it wasn't there in 1.1.x ... i was totally surprised that it was in 1.5 !!!
  • Eric Hiss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Jacob,
    I tried this and decided to add in all the adjustments and place them in the order I like to work. But found that the color mixer didn't work, even though it appeared in the hud. I did play with the order and the color mixer still didn't work. So now I have gone back to the original plist set. Any ideas?
  • Will Rees Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    This is a great hack. Thanks!

    BUT! Does this in any way affect the order in which the adjustments are applied to the image?

    I sort of got the impression that the default order in the adjustments panel kind of reflected the order of application of the adjustment (top to bottom).

    If this hack does not change the order of application, then... what exactly is the set in stone order of application? Has Apple documented that anywhere?


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  • Allan Marcus @ LANL Level 2 Level 2 (425 points)
    It's possible. Changing the order in the plist file does change the order the adjustment are displayed. I think Apple put the adjustments in an optimal order.
  • dotnet Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    I hope that it works this way.

    In BibblePro (the only other conversion-last RAW-converter I'm familiar with) there is a only one order in which adjustments are applied, the optimal order (the one exception being PerfectlyClear - which is kind of a meta-adjustment anyway).

  • Andreas Yankopolus Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)

    Any idea how to change the default edge sharpen values?


  • kgelner Level 4 Level 4 (1,200 points)
    Great find, thanks for pointing that out...
  • f8lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Jacob, thank you for a great idea - but I don't have delveloper tools loaded so when I double-click on the plist file it invokes a program called Omni you know how to accomplish the same result with this editor (or indeed, if it's possible)?

    Thanks again for your insights and help.
  • Eric Piercey Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
    I'm not in front of my Aperture box, but I'm going to guess this is just an xml file so it doesn't matter what you edit it with as long as you enter the text correctly.
  • f8lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No, the Omni program that boots automatically looks to be some kind of outliner program, not just a simple text editor.
    If you are correct and i can simply use textedit or some other simple editor to add the couple of lines, that's great. But since that wasn't the original answer I got I wonder if there's not more to this.

    But thanks for your input - I'm just trying to learn a bit here...
  • Charles Hartman Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
    If I remember correctly, Omni Outliner has its own text-based file format. I think it would be risky to use it. You want a straight text editor -- TextEdit will do *as long as you are careful to save the file as plain text*, not as an RTF file, which is TextEdit's default.

    The advantage of the developer-tools plist editor application is that it does the work of keeping all the hierarchical bits of the XML code straight. You don't need that, as such -- but you do need to be very careful not to change anything in the XML tree structure, which it would be easy to do by accident, using a straight text editor.

    If you don't want to download the Apple developer tools -- free, but gargantuan -- there are also shareware and freeware plist editors available. "Pref Setter" is one (free) and PlistEditPro (shareware) is another. I haven't tried them, but it shouldn't be a hard program to write robustly.

    One moral in any case: absolutely do make a backup copy of the file before you monkey with it, so you can restore it if it gets screwed up.
  • f8lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Charles, thank you very much for your clear explanation - I will look into those simpler editors you mention since I have neither the desire nor the room to load dev tools.
  • Barry Fisher Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
    That's lovely, thanx so much for this. Do you know what the command for edge sharpen is? The same only EdgeShaprenOperation??? something like that?

    Anyways works like a charm.
  • me100finn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thank you - I have been searching for this answer and posting the question here and there with no response. Thanks again. Oh, i used a program called Preference Setter to open the file
  • Mollusc Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    A very nice tweak indeed, Jacob, one I have been searching for, many thanks.

    But before I try, please could someone answer some important questions:

    Does this tweak add the new adjustment pallettes to the Adjustment Panel/HUD with the new adjustment turned ON by default or turned OFF by default? If you add Edge Sharpening or Noise Reduction palletes to the Adjustments Panel/HUD manually, they are turned ON by default.

    If it adds them turned ON by default then presumably the next time I open Aperture ALL my images in the library will have these new adjustments applied to them?

    I have many images where I don't want these extra adjustments applied. Would I need to remove the unwanted adjustments from every image manually? Maybe there is a batch process that could do this? (i have 1000s of images)

    Would this tweak override any adjustments to Edge Sharpening etc that I have already made?

    If I were to reverse this tweak at some point in the future and remove the entries from the adjustmentdefaults.plist then would that remove the Edge Sharpening etc pallette from EVERY image? Even those where I had added it manually and I still want it applied?

    help, help, help

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