Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the new double-click behavior, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
One of the most natural things to do on a Mac is to double-click.…We do that with almost every application that we have.…We do it in the finder.…We want to open something, we double click on it.…It's funny that in previous versions of Aperture, we didn't really have a good, predictable double click behavior, but we do now in 2.0,…and I like it a lot, so if I want to take a little closer look at a photo, for instance, this gentleman right here getting ready…to kick the soccer ball, I simply double-click on it, and it opens it up in view mode, and then I double-click again, and it goes back.…
Same thing. I go, "Well, this looks like a good shot to me.…It's rated five stars.…It better be a good shot, but I want a closer look."…Simply double-click.…There it is, and I get to look at it in view mode.…Now, if you're an experienced Aperture user, I want to show you one more level to this, which is,…let's say I want to look at the lettering here on his jersey.…I just put the mouse pointer right there on the B and then I hit the Z key, and that will bring me up to 100%, and the reason why I mention that,…
- Exploring the new interface
- Using the tabbed Inspector and HUD
- Enhancing performance with the Quick Preview mode
- Decoding new images with RAW 2.0 processing and Baseline DNG
- Editing images with Recovery, Vibrancy, the Color Dropper, and the Retouch brush
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Publishing to .Mac Web Gallery and using enhanced layout options
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.
We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.