Aperture Smart Albums: Not That Smart

by garth on October 15, 2006

Aperture has made it to version 1.5 without the ability to exclude pictures based on keyword. I want to have my screen saver display this year’s pictures rated *** or better, but without those I took for work. I suspect I’ll have to export the masters and import them back to a new project.

Speaking of the screen saver: it’s wonderful that Apple have Mac OS X automatically treat Aperture albums as screen savers in their own right, but I find the behaviour of the Crop slides to fit on screen feature somewhat bizarre when it encounters a photo in portrait orientation.

When I shoot in portrait, the most interesting part of the photo is usually in the top third or so. I’d like to see that third, but for whatever reason OS X feels compelled to show me my subject’s feet or crotch instead. Oops.

Update: I’ve found more smart folder breakage. Lucky me!


Bagelturf 12.18.06 at 2:17 pm
garth 12.18.06 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for posting that! It’s still a workaround, but it’s a pretty bloody impressive workaround. :)

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