4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2012 8:18 AM by rshammaa
rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Guys,

I suddenly noticed that my 5-star default album which faithfully appeared in Inspector disappeared. Not sure when or how. Is it part of the many recent updates, or did I do something?

 

Thanks,

 

Raphael


iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.7.2), Pages for iPhone/iPad
  • 1. Re: What happened to my 5-star default album?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    Hi Raphael,

    After the Aperture 3.3. update there now is a separate section "Albums" in the Library Inspector. Maybe you will find your album there. If not, recreate it: File > New > Smart album > Rating: is *****

     

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: What happened to my 5-star default album?
    rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Leonie.

     

    I am not sure what that new section is meant for. Is it for ALL albums regardless of whether an album draws from a single project or many? Is there an advantage to that, rather than locating albums within projects?

     

    And what would the first step in locating an album in the new Album section?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Raphael

  • 3. Re: What happened to my 5-star default album?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

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    Raphael,

    You can still have albums and smart albums together with your projects; new library albums will appear in the "Albums" section, unless you create them after seecting a project. But you can drag all albums to the "Albums" section later.

     

    The advantage of the "Albums" section? If you have many albums and projects, these albums are easier to find and to select, when you are syncing your mobile devices - I put all albums there, that I want to use as a screensaver and to sync to my iPad. In Aperture you can hide this section completely by clicking the "Hide" button.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    Added:

    And what would the first step in locating an album in the new Album section?

    You can simply drag any album there; also it will be created there, unless you select a projet while you create an album.

    If you do not see the section, hover your mouse below the projects section to reveal the hide/show button.

  • 4. Re: What happened to my 5-star default album?
    rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, it's very useful to sync a ***** album to portable devices instead of a project with the unwanted images and eating up space unnecessarily.

    And you're right, in the end it's easier to refer to/present from albums than projects because the images have already been edited and probably adjusted.