Choosing and Modifying Themes

Aperture provides a variety of themes that you can choose for your web gallery or web journal. When you choose or change a theme, Aperture updates all your pages to use the new theme. After a theme is applied to your pages, you can modify it by changing the number and size of images on the page. You can also display images with metadata and have copyright information appear on your pages.

Choosing a Theme

When you create a new web gallery or web journal album, you are asked to choose a theme type and a theme for your webpages. However, you can change the theme at any time while designing your webpages. The theme you choose for your pages determines the basic template design of the page. Make sure to explore the themes to see which best suits your work.

To change themes for your web gallery or web journal
  1. Click the Theme button at the top-left corner of the Webpage Editor.

  2. In the dialog that appears, select the theme you want to use, then click Choose.

Changing the Number of Images on Webpages

After you’ve chosen a theme, you can modify how many images appear on each page.

Note: When a web journal is open in the Webpage Editor, only the Columns value slider is available. You can manually add as many rows of images to a page as you need.

To change the number of columns and rows of images on the page
  • In the Webpage Editor, double-click in the number field of the Columns or Rows value slider and enter a new number, or click the left or right arrow.

When you change the number of columns or rows, Aperture automatically updates all the pages in the web gallery or web journal to reflect the new settings.

Resizing the Images on Webpages

You can increase or decrease the size of images on your pages.

To change the size of images on a page
  1. In the “Fit images within” pop-up menu in the Webpage Editor, choose whether you want the images to be spaced according to their longest edge or both edges.

  2. To increase or decrease the image size, double-click in the number field of the Width and Height value sliders and enter new numbers, or click the left or right arrows.

Displaying Images with Metadata

You can specify that your images appear with metadata in your web gallery or web journal. You can choose different combinations of metadata to appear on your pages. For example, you might display your images with a simple set of metadata that includes the filename, caption, and image date.

To specify the types of metadata that appear with your images
  • Choose an option from the Metadata View pop-up menu at the top of the Webpage Editor.

Changing Copyright Information

Web galleries and web journals also appear with copyright information on the page. You can select the copyright text on the page and change it. You can also specify the copyright information you want for all your pages in the Preferences window.

To change the copyright information that appears in web galleries and web journals
  1. Choose Aperture > Preferences, then click Export.

  2. Type the text you want in the Web Copyright field.