Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Search box, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
So by now you have probably done some work…adding valuable metadata to your images.…Now it's time for the pay off.…In other words you can use Aperture's powerful Search features to find the images that have specific metadata attached to them.…I'm going to start by showing you the Search box, which is right up here. This is one of the most simple ways to search your photos…to find something that you want.…Let's say that I want to find pictures of James in my entire Library.…James is one of the keywords that I have.…Let's see how that works.…
I'm going to go over to the Projects tab here and I'll click on Library.…I think for most folks this would be the intuitive thing to do, right?…I want to search my entire library and find James.…So you click on Library,…you go up here and you type in James.…You hit Return…and you get nothing.…Hmm, there is something wrong here. There must be a better way to do this.…So let's open Library here.…Oh, it must be All Projects.…So you click on All Projects,…Oh but wait,…the Search box is gone.…
- Understanding Aperture terms, interface, preferences, and workflow
- Creating metadata presets and adding keywords on import
- Importing images from a digital camera, hard drive, or iPhoto library
- Using tethered shooting
- Viewing images with previews, slideshows, and metadata overlays
- Comparing, selecting, and organizing images
- Correcting white balance, exposure, levels, and color
- Using Retouch, Straighten, Crop, Vignette, and other image adjustments
- Applying sharpening and noise reduction adjustments
- Searching for images and creating Smart Albums
- Exporting, archiving, and backing up photos
- Designing books, publishing web galleries, and printing images
Skill Level Beginner
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.
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Images
3. Viewing Images
4. Comparing, Selecting, and Organizing Images
5. Making Basic Image Adjustments
6. Making Additional Image Adjustments
7. Using Unique Aperture Tools
8. Modifying Metadata
9. Searching for Images
10. Exporting Images
Using the Export plug-ins3m 27s
11. Archiving Photos
12. Using Aperture's Book-Making and Design Tools
13. Building Web Pages
14. Printing Images
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