4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 1:52 PM by Jerry Dammers
Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

As per my previous question on unnamed faces, I have just upgraded to Aperture from iPhoto and am having a few teething problems as I get used to the differences.


This question should hopefully be straight forward!


I rename all my photos by their date/time.


In the different viewing settings, the only info I can see is "iPhoto original" across the bottom of the photo, with a couple of icons on the right (one is seemingly of a couple of lines; and the other of what looks like a mouse).  In iPhoto I could see the name underneath each photo (i.e. the date/time), which is what I need when viewing thumbnails of multiple photos.


I can see that very detailed photo info can be seen on the left hand side of the screen, but I just want the photo title under the photo when viewing mutltiple photos.


Therefore how do I view the name of photos, and also, what do the two icons represent?


Thank you

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10 (82,040 points)

    Jerry, you need to customize your Metadata overlays:

    • Turn on the display of metadata
    • and edit the presets to show exactly what kind of metadata you want to see in browser and viewer.


    For example: To show the version name in the browser in "Expanded View" use the following settings:



    - Click the badge icon below the Browser window.

    - Enable "show metadata"

    - click "Edit"

    - Select "Grid View" expanded (or whatever view you want to configure)

    - In the left pane select the metadata items you want to dislay, in the right pane arrange there order by dragging.




  • Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - which option is the actual title of the photo?  I've ticked "title" within the "Status" option but it still doesn't show (whereas "date", for example, does show).

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10 (82,040 points)

    I think the "Title" you want is the field "Version name" in the "Aperture" section of the metadata tags.

  • Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you're right!


    However it now shows the title (ie version name) in two places - 1) on a line of its own, 2) also in the line of other metadata.


    Any ideas who to have it all on one line?