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Real World Aperture by Ben Long

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Chapter Two. Aperture Philosophy and Interface

The idea of a philosophy chapter in a computer book may seem a little pretentious or contrived, but if you want to use Aperture to its fullest potential, then you need to understand—or at least acknowledge—some of the fundamental philosophical ideas that underlie its design.

To get the most out of Aperture, you’ll need to give up some habits and practices that you’ve learned from other programs—and not just other graphics programs. The payoff for your philosophical journey will be a photo editing and post-production workflow that is much simpler and more flexible than what you’re probably used to now.

Aperture was designed specifically to serve the needs of photographers. Most popular graphics programs ...

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