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Here’s a playlist of the best Aperture and related training on Lynda.com, too.

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Check out these recently re-released training videos by photojournalist Thomas Boyd!

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All new Aperture Addendum Workshop

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Work Like a Pro Photographer in Aperture 3

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This site is now in read-only mode

2013-11-13 13:00 PST — ApertureExpert.com is now in READ ONLY mode, as we are in the process of migrating to the new site. No new posts, comments, tips, etc. can be created. Beta will last several days; thank you for your patience during this transition.


Digital Camera RAW Update 5.01 for Aperture and iPhoto, Including Nikon D610

Got the new Nikon D610, or any number of other cameras added in this Camera RAW update? If so, find yourself some happiness in the way of a software update.

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So close to ApertureExpert beta…

Hi all,

Thanks for your patience. It’s taken longer than I hoped but we’re very very nearly there. We expect to go beta tomorrow evening (Wednesday) and run it that way for several days before changing the DNS so all apertureexpert.com requests go to the new site. Those of you on the beta list will be receiving instructions shortly.

The new site will undoubtedly have hiccups and be missing a few things, but you know what… this is gonna be cool :)


Posts Will Continue to Be Irregular…

We’re trying to get to a beta status on the new site by the end of this week so tips will be intermittently posted in the meantime, if at all. Sorry… but it’ll all be worth it in the end :)


Removing the Menu Bar on Aperture's Second Screen

If the additional menu bar on your multiple displays are bugging you in Aperture when using all that screen real estate, there’s a way to turn it off — but it comes at a price.

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