iWorks’08 and APERTURE 2… Keynote, Pages & Numbers how useful are they for Professional Photographers? Do we really need iWorks’08 or can we do with out it? You be surprised…
article how useful iLife’08 can be…lets see how we go with Keynote’08
See below a small presentation created for this article, how long did this take? About half an hour…uploading usually takes a lot longer and depends on your connection.
Say, your on the road shooting a resort and your client requests a presentation the day before you leave…launch Keynote, without any doubt my personal favor, pick a Theme from the Theme menu, go to your Media Browser select the images direct from the Aperture 2 Library (iPhoto is also there) add text, some animation and your almost done.
But if you really like to impress your client…go back to your Media Browser and choose some Music, I always have some sound tracks prepared in iTunes, multiple tracks of 30 sec., 45 sec., and 2 min. or create your own in GarageBand.
Now you add the sound track and you have a great show in a few minutes, but it gets a lot better…Keynote gives you some amazing export options,
like Send to: iDVD, iPhoto, iWeb, iTunes, GarageBand and direct to You Tube, yes you have heard right… to You Tube direct.
But Keynote doesn’t stop here, see the screenshots below for all the option you have on the Export Panel and a lot more in Quick Time (QT Pro is required for all the options) I just love Keynote for my presentations, the Web or sending a quick preview to clients via mail.
If that is not integration then I don’t know what is!
Oh I almost forgot…the Built-in voiceover recording (very cool) and Import from and export to Microsoft PowerPoint and other formats.
You might notice I have not left Keynote, it is the perfect integration on the Mac which makes all of this possible.
In short, you work with Aperture 2, edit your images, make the necessary corrections and impress your friends and clients with a cool Keynote presentation.
Direct to You Tube...
How do I use Pages’08… very simple, start with one of over 100 templates to write letters, reports, business forms, and more. Create newsletters, brochures, flyers and posters with ease. Create a simple layout in Pages using the Media Browser to access your Aperture and iPhoto Library.
Dont underestimate Numbers’08 in iWorks’08 it is an innovative spreadsheet application great for your invoices or other related forms such as travel planners plus a lot more. If you need some images for your Numbers then go to your Media Browser, Aperture 2 and iPhoto is right there.
But my favorite is Keynote’08 an amazing and easy to use application, don’t know what I would do with out it…I just love it and my clients too; Keynote’08 alone is worth every penny spent on iWorks’08.
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