Revising the Contents of a Smart Album

To change the contents of a Smart Album, you change the search criteria for the Smart Album. You can manually select individual images and delete them, but the deletion removes both the version and the master wherever it exists in the original project. Similarly, you cannot simply drag images into a Smart Album to add them.

If you decide that certain images should not be in a Smart Album, you can narrow the search criteria to exclude images. Aperture performs a new search and revises the Smart Album’s contents. To remove an image from a Smart Album, you can also change the image so that it no longer matches the Smart Album’s search criteria. For example, if a Smart Album gathers images rated five stars, changing an image’s rating to four stars removes it from the Smart Album.

To change the contents of a Smart Album by changing the search criteria
  1. In the Library inspector, click the Smart Settings HUD button to the right of the Smart Album to show the Smart Settings HUD.

  2. Revise the search criteria in the Smart Settings HUD to eliminate or add the images you want, or change the keyword or rating for the image itself.

  3. Click the Smart Settings HUD’s close button.