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Shortcut for display all, with piles ?

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May 20, 2013 8:45 AM

When visualizing  your pictures, you can filter them so that you only see the top of the stack.

To do that, you need to go in the filter (cmd F) and tick the appropriate checkbox on the top, whose label in english should be "stack extract only" or something similar, then close the filter.


However, if you want to see again the other pics in the stack, you need to reopen the filter, "untick" it at the same place, close the filter.


Does anybody know of a keyboard shortcut to achieve that ?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2x2.66 dual core xeon
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    May 21, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to HugoMe)

    I do not, and I did not find one in the Aperture Command Set ("Aperture➞Commands➞Customize").  I have never found the need for this, which made me wonder "Why not?"  The answer, I think, is that I expand and collapse Stacks all the time.  When I want to see just the Stack Picks, I collapse all Stacks.  (Three ways to execute this command: menu, toolbar icon, keyboard shortcut).  This is visually equivalent to filtering by "Stack pick only", but without the complication of having that (tricky) filter set.


    Does that help?  Detail your workflow, and others may contribute other suggestions for a way to work with Aperture.  The only other thing that occurs to me is to leave the Filter HUD open (you can drag it anywhere), and click to toggle the state of the "Stack pick only" checkbox whevever you want.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    May 22, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to HugoMe)

    1.  I went through something similar when I committed to Aperture.  A little while later I discovered that "Version Stacks" were important to me, and found no way to use Stacks effectively for both Version Stacking and what might be called "Make-a-Pick Stacking".  I stopped making Stacks for grouping Images from which to make a Pick (I extracted this entire step from my workflow).  I don't miss it (it is easy to the point of obvious which Images I would have put into a "Make-a-Pick Stack").  So the first thing to address, IME, is if your use of "Make-a-Pick Stacking" is going to interfere with your use of Version Stacks.  (I suggested to Apple that they remedy this incompatible dual use of the Stacking feature, perhaps by implementing two kinds of Stacks.)


    2.  I want to make sure I understand you workflow before I go much further.  You are using Stacks to group like Images from which you will make one "the Pick" or will abandon all the Images in the Stack?  You want to be able to quickly identify those Stacks that do not have a Pick?  You are currently trying to do this by using the filter

    {"Unrated" "Stack picks only"}, which shows you all Stacks* where the Pick is unrated?  (*Unstacked Images are treated by Aperture as a Stack of one Image.)  When that filter shows no Images, you know that you have made a Pick from each Stack (because the Pick of the Stack is rated 1★-5★)?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    May 26, 2013 7:17 PM (in response to HugoMe)

    Your thinking seems astute to me; I applaud your thougtfulness.  I won't have time to work through all you've written until tomorrow, but I am looking forward to replying then.




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