Hi Jon -- glad you got your Aperture versions all updated .
I know you printed and read the User Manual -- you've mentioned this more than once. Now that you have a novice's familiarity with Aperture, you are probably ready to start to really learn the program. Re-reading the User Manual is a great way to teach yourself.
Here is the page on the Metadata Overlays. There you'll find answers to some of your questions.
After re-reading the User Manual pages on Metadate, try everything. One nice feature is that you can't actually do any harm -- you can always re-create whatever Overlays you want. (Changing the Overlays changes no metadata attached to any Image.) Trying things out -- working your way through all the combinations -- is, of course, a great -- perhaps the best -- way to learn.
I'll offer three hints to give you a bit of a jump on this:
- The metadata displayed changes dynamically with the size of the Image(s)
- Metadata Labels take up screen space that is likely better used for data
- There are different limits for "Under Image" and "On top of Image".
thanks. great advice and observations.
unfortunately i only get at most one line of data in Browser and two lines of data in Viewer no matter how you slice it.
given the amount of info you can ask it to display there seems to be some issue here that is not in your answer.
anyone have any ideas or hard info?