Place photos in a book
After you’ve created a book album with photos and chosen a theme, it’s time to place photos on the book’s pages. There are three ways to place photos in your book:
Drag photos from the Browser to a photo box on the page.
Have Aperture idenfitfy unused photos in the Browser and automatically place them in the book.
Select a group of photos in the Browser and have Aperture automatically place them in the book.
Add photos to the book manually
Drag a photo from the Browser to a photo box on the page.
Have Aperture “autoflow” unplaced photos
Using the Autoflow feature, you can have Aperture automatically place your photos in a book. It’s a good idea to set up the page structure of your document first by creating the number of pages needed and assigning master page layouts. Then arrange your photos in the Browser in the order in which they should appear in the book and let Aperture place the photos into the structure you created.
You can place all of the unplaced photos in your book at once, or you can select specific photos and have Aperture distribute them into any empty pages. For example, you might select several photos and have Aperture place them into the first several pages of your book, and then select several more photos and have Aperture place them on the following pages.
If you prefer, you can have Aperture create as many pages as necessary to hold all of your photos and place them on the pages. Aperture creates new pages using master page designs from the selected theme and fills those pages with your photos. You can then change the master page assignments if you wish.
To have Aperture “autoflow” unplaced photos: Choose Autoflow Unplaced Images from the Book Action pop-up menu in the Book Layout Editor.
Aperture distributes the unplaced photos beginning with the first empty photo box. If there are more unplaced photos than your current page structure can hold, Aperture creates new pages as necessary.
To have Aperture “autoflow” selected photos: In the Browser, select the photos you want to place in the book, and then choose Autoflow Selected Images from the Book Action pop-up menu in the Book Layout Editor.
Aperture distritbutes the selected photos beginning with the first empty photo box. If you selected more photos than your current page structure can hold, Aperture creates new pages as necessary.
View unplaced photos
After a photo is placed in the book, its Browser thumbnail is marked with a number to show how many times the photo appears on the pages of the book.
In a long book with many photos, it can at times be difficult to know which photos have been placed in a book. To help you work efficiently, you can click the Show Unplaced Images button to see only the photos that remain unplaced.
Do the following:
To display only unplaced photos in the Browser: Click the Show Unplaced Images button.
To display all of an album’s photos in the Browser: Click the Show All Images button.
Display a selection of photos in a book album in a standard Viewer
To inspect selected photos in detail, you can display them in the Viewer. When the Book Layout Editor is open, the Browser provides a button for quickly switching to a standard Viewer.
Select the photos in the Browser.
Click the Show Viewer button.
The Book Layout Editor is replaced by the Viewer, allowing you to view the photos in detail and perform image adjustments. To return to the Book Layout Editor, click the Show Viewer button again.
Note: You can’t select and use the Lift, Stamp, Rotate, and adjustment tools in the tool strip when using the Book Layout Editor. To use these tools to make a change to a photo in your book, select the photo in the Browser, then click the Show Viewer button. The selected photo appears in the Viewer where you can make image adjustments. Click the Show Viewer button again to return to the Book Layout Editor.