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Possible to change the appearance (colour?) of the Aperture 3.4.3 interface?

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Hi All


I'm new to Aperture 3.4.3 - this is a minor issue but just wondering if its possible to adjust the appearance of the interface? ie maybe the odd coloured icon in the toolbar, deepening or lightening the main screen's grey colour or even changing that colour completely to a different single colour / shade?




Aperture 3, iOS 6.0.2, and iPhoto 11
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)

    There only two appearance settings that can be configured in Aperture 3.3 and later, all from the "Preferences" panel, "Appearance" tab:

    • Adjusting the "Viewer" and "Browser" brightness you can change the background of the browser and viewer to different shades of gray, from white to black.
    • You can have a corkboard behind the "Faces" view, if you want

    Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 10.37.23.PNG


    To get coloured icons like in Aperture 3.2, the only way is to modify the contents of the Aperture applications bundle. The icons are tiff images in the "Resources" folder inside the package. That is a lot of work, and a risky operation, and you would have to do it over and over again, each time you install an update.

    Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 10.47.23.PNG




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)

    Perhaps its not to detract from the glorious colour of our images:)

    That is exactly, why many posters here are quite happy with the new design.


    I prefer the icons in the library source list to be colored. That makes it a lot easier to distinguish folders, albums, books, etc. at a glance. So I added a touch of color to all of them.


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