Faces View

Snapshots containing people who have been assigned names using the Faces feature appear in Faces view. When you select the Faces item in the Library inspector, the main window switches to Faces view, showing all the photos of people with assigned names in the Aperture library. When you click the Faces button in the toolbar, Faces view shows all the photos of people with assigned names in the item selected in the Library inspector.

To enter Faces view
Do one of the following:
  • To show snapshots of people with assigned names across the entire Aperture Library, select Faces in the Library inspector.

    Figure. Faces item selected in the Library inspector.
  • To show snapshots of people with assigned names in a specific item in the Library inspector, select the item in the Library inspector, then click the Faces button in the toolbar.

    Figure. Faces button in the toolbar.

The main window switches to Faces view.

Controls in Faces View

Faces view displays snapshots of people in the library whose names you have confirmed.

Figure. Controls in Faces view.
  • Search field: Enter text; people whose names match the text you entered appear in Faces view.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Drag the slider to change the size of the snapshots.
  • Show/Hide Unnamed Faces button: Click the button to show and hide images of people in the library whose faces have been detected by Aperture but whose names are not yet confirmed.
Controls in the Faces Browser

When you double-click a person’s snapshot in Faces view, all the confirmed images of that person appear at the top of the Faces browser, and all the suggested images of the person appear in a separate section below the confirmed images.

Figure. Controls in the Faces browser.
  • All Faces button: Click this button to return to Faces view.
  • Face name: The title bar contains the name of the person in the images.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Drag the slider to change the size of the thumbnail images shown in the Faces browser.
  • Confirm Faces button: Click this button to confirm or reject suggested images of the same person.
  • Photos button: Click this button to show the entire image version in each thumbnail image.
  • Faces button: Click this button to show only the face of the individual in each thumbnail image.