Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating unique captions quickly, part of Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012).
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Adding Captions in Aperture 3 can be very easy. I think it's another important piece of metadata to help you find your pictures. And a lot of times when we first load our photos into Aperture, it's fresh in our mind: the Caption information like where we were and what we are doing and later on, our memories can fade. So, it's good to do early on. Fortunately, this is an easy process. What I'm going to do right now is show you my favorite way to add Captions to a bunch of pictures.
A new field that we have in Aperture 3 is Large Caption, and it's right here, and I'm going to go to that. What I like about that is that it literally is large. So, I'm going to enter a little text right here, and I'm just going to call it Camping at Wildcat Beach. What's so nice about this? Watch. I'm just going to go ahead and highlight it. I'm going to hit Command+C to copy it. Now instead of clicking on pictures and going to the next Caption field and all that, I'm going to hold down the Command key, and I'm going to hit the Right Arrow key. And it takes me to the next shot, and it puts me right in the Caption field.
I'm just going to keep holding that Command key, and I'm going to add Command+V. So, I'm going to paste it in there. Now, I'm going to keep holding that Command key. I'm going to hit the Right Arrow key and do Command+V. And at this point, if I want, I can make a change, with barbecue. Command+Arrow, paste. I could add different information here. Look at that.
It just autofills for me right there. Command+Right Arrow and now I do paste again. Command+Right Arrow, Command+V, paste, Command+Right Arrow, and Command+V, paste. If I want to go back, hold down the Command key, and I can go backwards. For instance, I could put for these right here, and go, "You know what? I want to add a little bit more information." So, we'll just call it REI tent without rain cover, just go okay. That's cool.
I'm just going to go ahead and highlight that whole thing. Command+C. Hold the Command key. Hit the Right Arrow. It goes to the next one. Look, that is highlighted for me. So, I just have to paste it Command+V, Command+Right Arrow and paste again. Captioning, very easy, if you know how to do it. Just go to the Large Caption field. This will work with any of the Metadata views that show Caption. Like for instance, we could do Caption Only right here, if you wanted. But Large Caption is so much more eye friendly.
And then just remember to hold down the Command key and then to hit the Right or Left Arrow key to move from photo to photo, and copy and paste or type in your text. And believe or not, you'll be done captioning in a fraction of the time that you used to spend on this task.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
- Importing images from a digital camera or hard drive
- Adding metadata to photos including captions and copyright
- Organizing photos using face recognition
- Running Aperture Library First Aid
- Retouching with Quick Brushes
- Importing live images from an iPad or iPhone
- Round-tripping between Aperture and Photoshop
- Adding geo tags to mark photo locations
- Managing movies
- Creating a custom photo book
- Publishing a web gallery
- Uploading images to Flickr and Facebook
- Archiving and restoring photo libraries
- Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture