Searching by Aperture Metadata

To search for images by metadata other than IPTC or EXIF information, you use the Aperture Metadata search options. You can search for images using the following kinds of metadata tracked by Aperture:

To search for images by metadata other than IPTC or EXIF information
  1. In the Projects & Albums section of the Library inspector, select the item you want to search.

  2. Click the Filter HUD button (with a magnifying glass icon) beside the search field in the Browser (or press Command-F).

  3. In the Filter HUD, choose Aperture Metadata from the Add Rule pop-up menu.

  4. Select the Aperture checkbox, then choose the type of metadata you want to search for using the Aperture pop-up menu.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Aperture Metadata search options.
  5. Choose an option from the middle pop-up menu to qualify your search.

  6. Enter the metadata value, such as "Antarctica” or “Sierra Slideshow,” in the Aperture metadata text field.

  7. Choose Any from the Any/All pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the Filter HUD, if it’s not already chosen.

The images that match the search criteria are displayed in the Browser. To save your search results, see Saving Your Search Results.