Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to Oujmik)
The screensaver photos in the album are accessed via the Media Browser. The Media Browser used two things to access your albums in the Aperture library - the Aperture preferences file, and the previews you have build. Changed settings in Aperture may not be visible until after quitting aperture to ensure, that an updated preferences file has been written.
The Media Browser however does not respect the setting "stack picks only" - it will always use only the stack pick, independent of the setting.
See this section in the Aperture User Manual: Working with Preview Images
Integration with iLife and iWork
You can use previews to distribute your Aperture pictures in movies, on the web, on DVDs, in slideshows, and in podcasts. You can also download your Aperture pictures to devices such as iPod, import your Aperture pictures into iPhoto, or use them to create Pages documents. The Media Browsers in the iLife and iWork applications support browsing Aperture libraries. For each version in the library, Aperture provides two JPEG files to iLife and iWork: a 240-pixel (longest dimension) JPEG thumbnail that is shown in the Media Browser, and the JPEG preview image (at whatever size you specified for it). If a version has no preview, the image is not made available to the Media Browser.
Note: When images are within stacks, only stack picks and album picks are shared. If you want iLife to have access to an image in a stack and it’s not the pick, you need to extract it from the stack or make it the pick.
If you see images in the screensaver, that are not the album pick or stackpick, then something is wrong; try two things:
- Quit Aperture and log off and log on again, before viewing the screensaver, to ensure that the preferences file is updated.
- Repair your user library Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to léonie)
Thanks for the reply. I tried rebuilding the library etc. but no luck. It seems to be a 'feature' of the media browser. When I browse to the album to select it for screensaver, I can see the photos. The smart album clearly contains all the photos whereas the equivalent non-smart album only contains the picks. Viewed in Aperture the smart album behaves fine.