Searching by Photo Usage

You use the Photo Usage search options in the Filter HUD to locate images that have been employed for a specific purpose. You can search for images that are currently used in a book, images currently placed in a Light Table arrangement, emailed images, exported images, prints or books ordered via the Apple print service, locally printed images, images that have been viewed, and images used in an album, a book album, a Light Table album, or a web gallery album.

To search for images by usage 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 Photo Usage from the Add Rule pop-up menu.

  4. Select the Photo Usage checkbox, then choose an option from the middle pop-up menu.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Photo Usage search options.
    • To specify that Aperture display photos that have been used in the chosen operation: Choose “has been.”
    • To specify that Aperture display photos that have not been used in the chosen operation: Choose “has not been.”
  5. Choose an operation option from the middle pop-up menu to qualify your search.

  6. 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 immediately displayed in the Browser. To save your search results, see Saving Your Search Results.