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Renaming like in iPhoto?

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yaform Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2012 3:17 PM

I wonder if there is any faster way of renaming photos manually and individually (not bathces) than swapping from image to image using the Infobox version name. In iPhoto you can overviev an album and just rename the photos like they where folders in finder. 1 Mouseclick and write. In aperture ist 2 mousklick each time.

 

Or am I missing something?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to yaform)

    Not much faster, but have you tried the "List View" in in the Browser?

     

    If you show the Info panel, and have the Browser in list view, then double clicking the version name in the list will let you edit the name. Also it will highlight the version name in the Infor panel, so you could edit it there.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to yaform)

    If you are in the box in the Library tab of the Inspector that you are renaming command-right arrow will take you to the next image and leave the cursor in the info box you editing.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    to be persnickety for once

    Library tab of the Inspector

     

    You mean the "Info tab" of the "Library Inspector" pane, right?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:19 AM (in response to yaform)

    You are welcome, glad to help.

    Also noticed that if you make the images a bit bigger - still in listmode - its not working. Strange choice by apple I think...

     

    That is strange, yes. It seems to depend on where you are clicking, when in list view. When I double click the leftmost character of the string and have set a moderate enlargement, it will work, but with a larger enlargement, it will not work. Looks like a bug to me.

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    Frank Caggiano's solution will be the better method for you, if you need to see the images larger

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to léonie)

    Correct I meant Info tab, thanks.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to léonie)

    By using the command-arrow keys there  is no need to use the mouse or click anywhere at all except for he first time you enter the name box.

     

    Once you have the first image and field selected you can go from image to image staying in the same field without using the mouse at all. Image size has noting to do with it.

     

     

    regards

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    I like the ⌘→ also better, Frank; it is very elegant and I would have given the greenie to you - but I made my follow up post, because I am somewhat concerned about the erratic behaviour of editing tags right in the Browser window; is it a bug or a problem with my installation? With hopefully Aperture 3.4.2 at the horizon sometime soon, it seems to be essential to send as many bug reports as possible.

    Also, editing tags in list view can be useful, if you want to edit tags in the context of other metadata tags from other images in the same project or album.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to léonie)

    Here's what I've found regarding list view and editing fields, and it's pretty strange:

     

    The first time you click anywhere on a line, that image is selected. The 2nd time you click, for example on the thumbnail, then it enters edit mode. So it's not really a double click that initiates editing since the 2nd click can be much later. But this is not really a problem, and is actually consistent with grid view, i.e., a click on an image selects it.

     

    But it's the 2nd click that's strange. If you click on the vertical center of the thumbnail that lines up with the text, edit mode is invoked. But if you have a larger thumbnail and click on part of the thumb that doesn't line up with the text, it doesn't work. Which would explain why you've seen problems with larger thumbnails. And...if you click on the text of the version name within the leftmost 5 or 6 characters it works. If you click on the end of the version name, it doesn't work.

     

    Pretty strange stuff. Is it a bug? Guess that depends on whether or not they designed it this way (why they would do that is beyond comprehension). If it's not a bug, then it certainly is a serious usability issue since users can be easily confused by the behavior.

     

    I've also observed that the version name field is the only field that can be edited in list view.

     

    All of this just adds to many peculiar behaviors within list view. As useful as it is, it could sure be a lot better.

     

    (Aperture feedback has been submitted).

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to phosgraphis)

    All of this just adds to many peculiar behaviors within list view. As useful as it is, it could sure be a lot better.

    Thank you for this, photographis. That confirms my suspicion, that there is a serious issue with the list view.

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