Searching by Rating

You can use the Filter HUD to see all images with a certain rating. For example, you can search for all the images in a project that have a rating of five stars. You can show images with a specific rating, images rated at or below a specific rating, or images rated at or above a rating. Aperture is preset to hide images rated as rejected, showing only those that are unrated or better.

You can also search using multiple rating criteria by adding several rating search criteria options from the Add Rule pop-up menu. For example, you might create a search that locates images that have a rating of three stars or four stars only.

To search for images by rating
  1. In 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, select the Rating checkbox.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Rating search options.
  4. From the Rating pop-up menu, choose whether you want to search for images with a rating that is equal to, greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to the specified rating.

  5. Specify the rating level by dragging the slider.

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

You can quickly display images with specific ratings using keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see the Aperture 3 Keyboard Shortcuts card that came with your Aperture installation disc.