Copying a Book Album

After you’ve set up a book structure that you like, you can reuse it for other projects. For example, you might create a wedding album book structure that you reuse frequently.

You can select and duplicate a book album. You can then remove the images from the album and replace them with others to fill the new book. Aperture can automatically flow the new images into the duplicated book structure.

To copy a book album and place new images in it
  1. Select the book album in the Library inspector.

  2. Choose File > Duplicate Book.

    The duplicate book appears in the Library inspector.

  3. Drag the duplicate book album to a new project, if you wish.

  4. With the duplicate book album selected in the Library inspector, select an image in the Browser and choose Edit > Select All (or press Command-A).

  5. To remove the images from the album, choose Photos > Remove From Album (or press Delete).

    All the images are removed from the Browser and the book pages.

  6. Select the project, folder, or album that has the images you want to place in the book.

  7. In the Browser, select the images and drag them to the duplicate book album in the Library inspector.

  8. Select the duplicate book album in the Library inspector.

  9. Arrange the images in the Browser in the order you want them to appear in your book.

  10. Choose Autoflow Unplaced Images from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

The images are automatically placed in the book pages.