Performing Adjustments in Full Screen View

Full Screen view, which displays an image against a solid background and contains only a few interface elements, provides the best onscreen work environment for performing color adjustments. It is highly recommended that you perform adjustments in Full Screen view to achieve the best results possible. For more information about Full Screen view, see Viewing Images in Full Screen View.

To switch to Full Screen view
Do one of the following:
  • Choose View > Full Screen (or press F).

  • Click the Full Screen button in the toolbar.

To switch back to the Aperture main window
Do one of the following:
  • Click the Exit Full Screen button in the Full Screen view toolbar.

  • Press F or the Esc (Escape) key.

In Full Screen view, you have access to all the tools you need to perform adjustments to your images.

To show the Inspector HUD while in Full Screen view
  • Press H.

To lock the Inspector HUD to the side of the screen so that it doesn’t overlap the image
  • Click the Always Show Inspector HUD control in the top-right corner of the HUD.

To access a tool in Full Screen view
  • Move your pointer to the top of the screen, and in the Full Screen view toolbar that appears, select a tool.

Figure. Tools in the Full Screen view toolbar.

By default, the toolbar is not shown in Full Screen view until the pointer is moved to the top of the screen. You can set the toolbar to remain on the screen.

To keep the Full Screen view toolbar on the screen
  • Move the pointer to the top of the screen in Full Screen view, then click the Always Show Toolbar control in the toolbar.