Aperture provides dozens of sophisticated adjustments
that you can use to refine and provide professional polish
to your images.
You can adjust the exposure, contrast, white balance, color, saturation, and highlights
and shadows of your images. You can remove red-eye, straighten image alignment,
apply or remove vignettes, and change color images to black and white or sepia tone.
Most of the adjustments in Aperture can be selectively applied to or removed from
specific areas of your photos using brushes. Aperture also provides 15 Quick Brush
adjustments for the most common touch-up jobs. For example, you can lighten or
darken parts of an image, remove image flaws, and even smooth skin problems that
appear on shots of people.
You use the Adjustments inspector to make adjustments to your images.
The Adjustments inspector includes a default set of image adjustments, such as White
Balance and Exposure. You can add other controls as you need them or modify the
default set to always display your favorite adjustments. You add adjustments to the
inspector by choosing adjustments from the Adjustments pop-up menu.
Aperture also provides access to adjustment controls in an Inspector HUD that you can
position conveniently on the screen in Full Screen view.
In this chapter, you’ll try applying several kinds of adjustments to images.