There will be an all-new Live Training tonight, February 9th 2013 at 7pm PST. For more details, go here.
Not much to report lately in the realm of Aperture but there is a new RAW update today, coming in at 4.04 and covering a handful of new cameras, including:
- Leica D-Lux 6
- Leica V-Lux 4
- Leica X2
- Nikon D5200
- Pentax K-5 II
- Pentax K-5 IIs
- Pentax K-30
- Pentax Q
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
The update should show up in Software Update / App Store Updates, or you can download it directly here.
If you want to catch up on a complete list of previously added cameras, there’s a page for that, too.
Keep it Clean
I start a new Aperture library every year. I have several reasons for this. If I just kept adding work to one library, that library would become massive and while Aperture can handle it, it’s no fun when it’s time to rebuild, repair, or move that library. It takes a long time to do these things to a massive library. It can tie up a large library for hours or even days.
My library organization is based on date. Every project is dated and organized in a folder by month. Starting every year makes a lot of sense. Plus, the work I do revolves on dates. For instance, I shoot a lot of sports and every season is revolves on the year. The contests I enter are annual.
The only time I think a photographer should think about organizing a library on a system other than date is if they don’t archive a high volume of images and they are stock photographers that shoot categories of subjects. For instance, they may want to organize their library with Projects inside of folders named things like, Flowers, Beach, Forest, Insects, etc. They may also want to keep a career library. Of course, this can easily become a big mess. What if you have a photo of an insect on the beach next to a tree and a flower? Keywording would very important in a library like this[more]
I’m starting to think about a major redesign of this site. ApertureExpert has hit a wall with Squarespace 5, and there’s so much more I’d like to do but simply can’t. Squarespace 6, which I love for photojoseph.com and theBWphoto.com, is missing many of the features I need for this site (like forums!). This isn’t a sure thing yet, but I’m in talks with someone about rebuilding ApertureExpert from scratch.
So, let’s start dreaming. If you could add or change anything about this site, what would it be? I have a very long list of features and capabilities I want to do, but I’d love to hear your ideas too. Many of you have been on here from the beginning (over two years now… wow!) and I’m sure you have plenty of thoughts.