Sometimes the advanced techniques make more sense when you fully understand the basics. In this Inside Aperture podcast, Joe Schorr reviews a couple of basic techniques, such as Primary Only, then moves into more advanced topics.
Primary Only is worth illustrating here. When you have a handful of images selected and are looking at them in viewer mode, you can visually tell if Primary Only is on or off. If it is on, then only one of the images will have a white border. Even though multiple images are displayed, any changes you make will only be applied to the one image with the white border.
When "Primary Only" is turned on, there is only one white border in viewer mode. Photos provided by The Digital Story members.
If Primary Only is turned off, then you will see faint white borders around all of the selected images, and changes will be applied to all of the selected photos.
When "Primary Only" is turned off, there are faint white borders around all of the selected images in viewer mode.
Joe does a great job of explaining Primary Only, then moves into other areas such as Album Picks. This is a discussion you'll want to listen to more than once!
(Inside Aperture, July 3, 2007: 22 minutes, 35 seconds)
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Derrick Story is the author of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, The Digital Photography Companion, and Digital Photography Hacks, and coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual, with David Pogue. You can follow him on Twitter or visit www.thedigitalstory.com.
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