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Can I display the File name at the bottom of the Grid view window?

286 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 4:36 PM by Bmachine RSS
Bmachine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 19, 2013 10:19 AM

Dang.  I'm probably going to catch some flak for this... but I can't find where this bone is buried.  When the main viewer is in grid mode, the bottom of the window says "1 selected - 9 items displayed" or something to that effect.  Is there a way to replace that with the name of the file(s) that is currently selected?


I have searched the manual and tried many of the Metadata display options and can get all kinds of info to show up when double clicking to bring that image full screen.  But I'd like to see its name when simply selected in the grid view.


Obviously that info is available in the Info pane to the left.  But when doing basic organizing, I like to leave that side on the Library pane.


Screen grab for the situation I am talking about:


Screen Shot 2013-01-19 at 10.10.49 AM.png


Thank you!



Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,480 points)


    I have no idea, if it would be possible to change the caption in the line below the grid.

    But why not add the filename of each image to the grid view like this?

    Screen Shot 2013-01-19 at 22.00.10.png

    Edit the metadata for the Gridview (expanded or basic) to include the "File name" and arrange the display order to show the Filename first. This way you will see it bleow each image.


    Another way to alway see the filename would be to set the Metadata Tooltip to include the filename, and to enable the tooltip, when you are using grid view.





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