Keywords in Aperture

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Styxie, May 25, 2009.

  1. Styxie macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2008
    I can't for the life of me figure this one out. When I assign a keyword to my photo, it adds a little icon on the bottom right hand of photo. I want it to show the keyword in words on the bottom (where it now says IMG_####). I know this is possible, the guy in the tutorial has it like that. So how do I do this?
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Preferences > Metadata > Browser > (Set 1 or Set 2)

    Then choose what you want displaced and where you want it displayed. It should be better placed, and I'd like better options (such as text size)
  3. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    hwelp apeture keywords

    i dont have that option in preferences

    ive tried everything no joy can anyone help
  4. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
    Cmd+J by default or click the little tag with star icon in the bottom right and then edit.
  5. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    Aperture and keywords

    Hi tried that no joy im pulling my hair out here

    ive tried editing all the basic and extended metadata options and so far i have managed to get the key words to show up on one photo at a time with a colour label.

    To do this i have to go to the metadata tab on the left add a custom field to the general tab called it keywords to keep things simple lol.

    This is the only way of getting my keyword to appear below the photo

    However when i try and tag all the photos in the project with the same keyword and label it only tags the last one in the project ive held down cmd /option /ctrl nothing / some of these just tag one random picture with the metadata

    i thank you guys in advance for your help

  6. emorydunn macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    Tagging multiple photos is a little odd, you have to use the left metadata tools to stamp the keywords onto each photo (or a group of selected photos). It's weird at first but it's actually kind of nice once you get used to it.

    Now then, as for showing keywords under photos I spent a bit of time and figured it out.
    Hit Command-J to bring up the view options. Make sure you have the Grid View-Expanded up and make sure keywords is in the list to the right. Now move it above the version name. This will ensure that keywords are displayed.
    Here's a screen shot for reference:

    Finally, hit the 'U' key to show metadata (if the images get bigger and no metadata is displayed after hitting 'U' hit it again). Now hit Shift-U to toggle between Basic view (which should show the version name) and Expanded view (which should show keywords).
  7. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire
  8. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    You can either lift and stamp, OR you can run a batch change--cmd+shift+B.

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