This keyboard shortcuts tutorial will explain the techniques that will save you precious time. Keyboard shortcuts are small groups of keys – usually two or three – which when pressed in particular combinations tell the computer to carry out a specific task or command. You may be used to doing this already in the form of Cmd+C for Copy or Cmd+V for Paste. So sit back, fire up Aperture and get ready to give your fingers a good workout!
When you’re working on and edit or project, the right view mode is important. Tap the V key to cycle through the Browser, Split and Viewer modes.
Double-click to open an existing project, or hold Cmd+N to create a new project, Cmd+Shift+N to create a new folder or Cmd+L to create an album.
There are some more keyboard shortcuts which will help you view your images in different ways. Press Ctrl+G to view your photos in a grid.
When viewing your photos in a grid, you can press Cmd+[ to increase the size of the thumbnails on your screen, or Cmd+] to decrease a thumbnail’s size.
If your Aperture Library is really organised, you can view your project images in a list format to see ratings, flags, and other details. Simply press Ctrl+L.
Editing your photos can be a much quicker process using shortcuts. Press the I key to show the Inspector. The I key will also hide the Inspector.
Click the Adjustments tab. Press Ctrl+C to adjust colour or Ctrl+M to transform to black and white. Press Cmd+’+’ to zoom in and Cmd+’-’ to zoom out.
Want to share your images? There’s an even quicker way to export. Select an image and press Cmd+Shift+E to export the edited image.
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