From the User Manual:
You can select one or several of the images in the Browser to work with them or to view them in the Viewer. Aperture identifies the images you’ve selected by displaying them with a white border. When you select a group of images, the actively selected image, called the primary selection, appears with a thick white border and the rest of the selected images appear with thin white borders.
A very short description here.
Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger
I won't even pretend there is an art to it, but I can provide two hints:
- use the Glossary
- when searching fails, hunt. While the User Manual is good, it is not excellent. There is still a lot of top-level information in there that is layered under secondary topics.
@Léonie -- thanks for the kind words .
Oh, so you have been appending the batch change entries -that explains it.
The "Title" field can be batch changed like any other field, only you have to find and to select a suitable Metadata Preset that contains the "Title" field.
I have changed my presets so often, that I am no longer sure, if one of the standard presets contains this field, but you can easily define your own preset, containing all fields you want to edit.
In the Metadata tab of the Inspector Panel set the "Metadata View" selector to "Edit",
- In the "Metadata Views" panel click the cogwheel to add a new view and name it,
- From the right column of the panel add the "Title" tag to the new View (this tag is located in the IPTC -> Status section of the Metadata Fields.
Then use this new preset in the "Batch Change" dialogue.
Message was edited by: leonieDF added picture, edited typos
I'd like to throw in something else on the batch change - can I batch change to add the filename to the title field? I've just created ab Aperture library and 3,700 images are missing the filename in the iptc title field. The other 3,000+ have it, so I'm not sure what step went wrong but I'd rather not delete the pics out of Aperture and start again!
If it can't be done (I can only see a way to run a naming script during 'Import' process) then can anybody recommend an external iptc editor that can do batch 'filename to title' that I could use on the master file. I could then tell Aperture to update the metadata from the master file.