Applying Adjustments to a Group of Images

You can apply an adjustment or group of adjustments to a range of images by first applying the adjustments to one image and then lifting the adjustments from the first image and stamping them on the other images. You do this by using the Lift and Stamp tools and the Lift & Stamp HUD.

To lift adjustments from one image and stamp them on a group of images
  1. In the Browser, select the image that has the adjustments you want to copy.

  2. In the tool strip, select the Lift tool (or press O).

    The Lift & Stamp HUD appears, showing the adjustments, IPTC metadata, and keywords applied to the image.

    Figure. Lift & Stamp HUD showing the adjustments, IPTC metadata, and keywords applied to the image.
  3. Deselect all metadata-related checkboxes to prevent Aperture from copying the metadata from the selected image.

    Figure. Lift & Stamp HUD showing all checkboxes except for Adjustments deselected.
  4. If necessary, remove any unwanted adjustments by clicking the Adjustments disclosure triangle in the Lift & Stamp HUD, selecting the unwanted adjustments, and then pressing Delete.

    Figure. Lift & Stamp HUD showing an individual adjustment selected for deletion.
  5. In the tool strip, select the Selection tool (or press A), then do one of the following:

    • Drag a selection rectangle around the images to which you want to apply the adjustments.

    • Select the images to which you want to apply the adjustments by Shift-clicking to select a range of adjacent images and Command-clicking to select nonadjacent images.

      Note: The adjustments aren’t applied to images within closed stacks. If you want to stamp the adjustments on images within a stack, you must open it first by choosing Stacks > Open Stack (or pressing Shift-K).

  6. Do one of the following:

    • In the tool strip, select the Stamp tool.

    • In the Lift & Stamp HUD, click the Stamp Selected Images button.

      Figure. Lift & Stamp HUD showing the Stamp Selected Images button.

The adjustments copied from the first image are applied to the selected images. For more information about using the Lift & Stamp HUD, see Applying Keywords Using the Lift & Stamp HUD.