March 6, 2008

30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Day 3)

Day 3

The tutorials I watched today on Apple's web site were; "Adjusting White Balance", Adjusting Exposure", and "Enhancing Your Images".

I wanted to show you a more dramatic effect with the adjustments I did today, but my white balance and exposure for the image were dead on (I know, I'm perfect... kidding). It does help tremendously if you use a gray card and a light meter. I think I will have to revisit white balance and exposure adjustments in Aperture 2 with another image, maybe something I took with my Canon G9. I didn't make any adjustments to the white
balance and exposure, but I did bump up the saturation to 1.25 and the definition up to .50. The color saturation setting from yesterday's trial adjustments have been removed, but the edge sharpening settings were kept.

The two images below show the "master" image (no adjustments applied) and the adjusted image. I like the feature of being able to toggle between the adjusted image and original "master image" in Aperture 2.

Unadjusted image "master"

Adjusted image

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