Edge Sharpening All Images Technique
by Allen Rockwell
In my post entitled "Digital Workflow of a Semi-Pro Part 2" I stated that after I get all my images into Aperture, that I "...select all the remaining images and apply the Edge Sharpen (CTL-S) command with the default settings..."
It's true that I Edge Sharpen all my images (because I shoot RAW and all RAW files need sharpening), but I failed to go into detail as to how exactly I do it. Here are the steps to Edge Sharpening (or applying any adjustment/adjustments) to all images in an album.
1. Select the first thumbnail in the album
2. Apply the adjustment(s) to that image
3. Click the Lift-Stamp tool
4. Click the adjusted image to "lift" the adjustments
5. Click on the second thumbnail in the album to "stamp" the adjustment(s) to that image
6. Scroll all the way to the end of the album and Shift-Click the last thumbnail to apply (stamp) the adjustment(s) to that image and every image in between that one and the second one in the album.
That's it, you're done, you've just applied an adjustment (or several) to all the images in the album.
Until next time,
Allen Rockwell Photography
If, after lifting and stamping the full album, you want to use the lift and stamp again over several of the images, does this remove the first lift and stamp adjustments?
I would imagine not, but I'd thought I'd ask anyway.
You can use the lift and stamp over and over to lift and stamp new adjusments. For example if you did the sharpening on all of your images and then later did an exposure adjustment you could lift and stamp only the exposure adjusment.