Work in Viewer mode in full-screen view
When you first enter full-screen view, Viewer mode is shown. Viewer mode is similar to the Split View layout in the Aperture main window; however, the photos are displayed in high resolution against a solid background. You navigate through your photos using the filmstrip.
View a photo in the filmstrip
If necessary, position the pointer over the area of the window where the filmstrip is docked (bottom, left, or right side) to display the filmstrip.
Select a photo displayed in the filmstrip by pressing the arrow keys or clicking the photo you want to see.
View more than one photo at the same time
Choose Show Multiple from the Viewer Mode pop-up menu in the toolbar.
Position the pointer over area of the window where the filmstrip is docked (bottom, left, or right side) to display the filmstrip and do one of the following:
Command-click nonadjacent photos to select them.
Shift-click images to select a range of photos.
Show and move the filmstrip
You can choose to always show the filmstrip, so that Aperture automatically fits the photos and filmstrip on your screen without overlapping, or you can hide it, so that it appears only when you place the pointer over the area where it’s docked.
You can also move the filmstrip to the left, bottom, or right side of your main display.
To always show the filmstrip: Move the Always Show Filmstrip control to the locked position.
To show the filmstrip only when you move the pointer over its docked position: Move the Always Show Filmstrip control to the unlocked position.
To move the filmstrip to a different location: Drag the filmstrip to the left, right, or bottom of the Aperture window.
Search for a photo in the filmstrip
When you have more photos than the filmstrip can display at once, you can use the search field in the filmstrip to quickly locate photos. The search is confined to the selection in the Library pane of the Inspector HUD.
Enter text associated with that photo in the filmstrip’s search field.
Aperture finds the relevant photo or photos for you, removing others from view. To see all your photos again, click the search field’s Reset button (with an X) or delete the text in the search field.
Important: You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly implement a search that displays photos with specific ratings or photos that have a specific keyword. It’s possible, while working with photos, to accidentally press such a keyboard shortcut and see photos on your screen unexpectedly change or even disappear. If this happens, you can display your photos by clicking the Reset button in the search field to reset the search criteria in the Filter HUD.
Set the filmstrip to filter photos
By default, the filmstrip is set to show photos that are unrated or better. Any photos that have been assigned the Reject rating are automatically removed from view. To view rejected photos, you must set the filmstrip to show all photos.
You can also filter the photos shown in the filmstrip by criteria other than ratings. For example, you can filter photos by whether they’ve been flagged or assigned a color label.
To set the filmstrip to show all photos: In the filmstrip, choose Show All from the search field pop-up menu.
All photos, including rejects, appear in the filmstrip, and Showing All appears in the filmstrip’s search field.
To set the filmstrip to show only rejected photos: In the filmstrip, choose Rejected from the search field pop-up menu.
Only photos with the Reject rating appear in the filmstrip, and X appears in the filmstrip’s search field.
To set the filmstrip to show only flagged photos: In the filmstrip, choose Flagged from the search field pop-up menu.
To set the filmstrip to show only photos assigned a specific color label: In the filmstrip, choose a color label from the search field pop-up menu.
View the full-screen view toolbar
The toolbar displayed in full-screen view is similar to the toolbar in the Aperture main window. You use the toolbar’s buttons and tools to make image adjustments and to control your displays.
In full-screen view, move the pointer to the top of the screen on the main display.
You can have the toolbar always appear on the screen by clicking the Always Show Toolbar control in the toolbar.