Peachpit Releases “Real World Aperture”

Introducing Aperture, Apple’s all-in-one postproduction tool for
professional digital photographers. Aperture is designed around a
camera raw-based workflow, so users can import, edit, catalog,
organize, retouch, publish, and archive images more effectively and
efficiently than ever before. In Real World Aperture, best-selling
author Ben Long takes Aperture users inside the application to
provide an in-depth understanding of its tools. He also offers a slew
of tips and workarounds for creating a custom Aperture workflow.
Long’s coverage of the fundamental theory and practice of working
with raw image files will help users master the program’s high-end
editing features.

In Real World Aperture readers will learn how to:

* Navigate the Aperture interface
* Import, organize, compare, and sort your images using metadata,
smart folders, and stacks
* Understand and build an image library, including building multiple
libraries and spanning a single library across multiple drives *
Implement raw-specific strategies for sharpening, reducing noise,
improving tone, and making other enhancements and corrections to raw
images * Understand how to shoot with an eye toward editing raw files
in Aperture
* Integrate Adobe Photoshop CS2 into your workflow by defining it as
an external editor
* Export and print Web galleries, books, and archives and create a
back up for your image library


About the Author:

Ben Long is a professional photographer and videographer. He’s the
author of numerous magazine articles and books, including Getting
Started with Camera Raw, and writes a regular photography column for

About Peachpit:

Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s
best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop
publishing, multimedia, Web publishing, digital video and general
Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature
step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider
tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the
home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide
series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices
That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press,, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others.
Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media
company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial
Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and