Display photos with badge overlays

Badge visibility is determined by the metadata overlay view that is displayed. You can control whether badges are visible by choosing a metadata overlay view that includes badge overlays; you can also control whether badge overlays are visible by turning metadata overlays on or off.

Important: Badge overlays appear only in the Aperture application; they do not appear on photos exported or printed from Aperture.

Display badge overlays on photos in the Viewer and Browser

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose View > Metadata Display > Customize (or press Command-J).

    • In the tool strip, choose Edit from the Metadata Overlays pop-up menu.

    The Browser & Viewer Metadata dialog appears.

  2. Do the following:

    • To display badge overlays on photos in the Viewer: Choose a Viewer metadata overlay view from the View pop-up menu.

    • To display badge overlays on photos in the Browser: Choose a Grid View metadata overlay view from the View pop-up menu.

  3. In the Metadata Fields column, click the Aperture disclosure triangle to reveal the metadata fields below it, then select the Badges checkbox.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Make sure both Show Metadata and the metadata overlay view you just modified are selected for the Viewer and/or Browser in the Metadata Overlays pop-up menu in the tool strip.

Badges are now visible in the Viewer or Browser depending on what you selected.

You can turn off the display of badge overlays in the Viewer or in the Browser by turning off the display of metadata. For more information, see Turn the display of metadata on or off.