Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

WORKING WITH STACKS

Stacks are one of Aperture’s coolest features. You can “stack” images together for easier compare and select or just to keep like images together. If you want to use two images from a stack independently of each other, you have several choices:

1) You can extract one of them from the stack
2) You can split the stack
3) You can just unstack the images

Remember that once you make changes to a stack, those changes will show up everywhere the stack appears.

You can also use an image outside the stack while keeping your stack intact. Hold the Option key and drag the image to a location in the browser (outside the stack.) This makes a copy. Happy stacking!

ZOOM TIP

When you press the “Z” key to Zoom, you view the image at 100%. The image will zoom into the portion of the image that represents the location of your mouse. So to avoid panning around a large image, just place the mouse near where you want to zoom in the first place.

SCRUB FIELDS

When you are making adjustments in the HUD or on the Adjustments Palette, the rectangular shaped text fields are scrubby fields. Just hold down the Shift key while scrubbing over the box and the slider flies from one extreme to the other. To make fine adjustments, just hold down the Option key while scrubbing. This limits how far the slider moves and makes fine adjustments easier. Also, you can hold down
SHIFT-OPTION to come somewhere in between.

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