Exporting and Importing Keyword Lists

You can export and import keyword lists to share with other Aperture users and transfer to other Aperture systems. You can also create keyword lists for specific projects and then import them as needed. When you export a keyword list, all your keywords are placed in a simple tab-delimited text (.txt) file. The tab-delimited list is set up in a hierarchical structure that matches the hierarchical structure of the Keywords HUD.

To export a keyword list
  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Keywords HUD, click the Export button.

    • In the Edit Buttons Sets dialog, click the Export button.

  2. In the dialog that appears, give the keyword list a name, choose a location, and click Save.

The keyword list is saved as a text (.txt) file to the location you chose.

After you have exported a keyword list, you can transfer the file to another Aperture system and import it. You can also manually create or edit keyword lists using other applications such as TextEdit, and you can import the lists into Aperture as long as they follow a tab-delimited text file structure.

To import a keyword list
  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Keywords HUD, click the Import button.

    • In the Edit Buttons Sets dialog, click the Import button.

  2. In the dialog that appears, navigate to the keyword list file and click Open.

The Keywords HUD is updated to include all the new keywords from the imported keyword list.