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Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other

From: Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

Video: Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other

One of the advantages to really understanding how libraries appear both in Aperture and iPhoto is that if you're sharing a Library, let's say you're in a family environment and you want to hide some photos. Let's say that you're working on a birthday card for your wife and you're working on those pictures and you don't want her to see it when she's working in one application or the other. So, we'll start by hiding a photo in iPhoto that you can't see in Aperture, and then we'll work the other way too.

Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other

One of the advantages to really understanding how libraries appear both in Aperture and iPhoto is that if you're sharing a Library, let's say you're in a family environment and you want to hide some photos. Let's say that you're working on a birthday card for your wife and you're working on those pictures and you don't want her to see it when she's working in one application or the other. So, we'll start by hiding a photo in iPhoto that you can't see in Aperture, and then we'll work the other way too.

Now, the way that you do this is that if you go into iPhoto here and you click on an image, and you go to Photos then you go to Hide Photo there. It puts a little X on it, and you can actually remove this from view right here in iPhoto by unchecking Hidden Photos under View. Okay, it's still there. You can always bring it back. But we have added the Hidden tag to it. So now, what we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and close iPhoto.

We're going to take this same Library and we're going to open it in Aperture. And you'll see here that the photo is not showing in the Aperture Library. It's nowhere to be found, and it won't be. You could go to Trash. It won't be there. It won't be in Rejected, it is nowhere. It is hidden. So, if you hide the photo in iPhoto and then you open that same library in Aperture, it won't be visible. And this is one way where you can share a Library back and forth and work on projects like birthday cards and not have to worry about tipping your hand before the actual big day.

Now, we can go the other way with this also. So, I'm going to go ahead and switch library. So, we'll go to the actual Aperture Library here and we'll open this event right here, and I have rejected a photo, I have rejected a photo and the way, that you can't reject any photo; let's go back to our thing here. You see it has an X here instead of a star rating.

When you go up here to Metadata and you go to Rating, you have all the various star ratings and then you have Rejected which is a keystroke 9, the keystroke 9 right there. So, we can apply that, for instance to the photo that we have highlighted right here and it gets a little X, it's rejected and you have your own filtered area for Rejected too. So, we have two shots, this horizontal shot and this vertical shot. Now, we will open that Aperture Library in iPhoto.

Okay, we have opened our unified library in iPhoto. I'll just double-click on this and you will see those photos are missing. They're not here, we can look all we want; they are not in the Trash can. We can go up here to View> Hidden Photos doesn't help us. They're just not there. So by using the Rejected tag in Aperture, then when you open that Library in iPhoto, they won't appear.

And when you use the Hidden Photos in iPhoto, you open that Library in Aperture and they won't appear. Just a little tip for those of you that are using shared libraries.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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