Toolbar

The toolbar is a collection of buttons and tools located at the top of the Aperture main window. The toolbar is shown by default, but you can hide it by choosing View > Hide Toolbar (or pressing Shift-T).

Figure. Controls in the toolbar.

You can customize the toolbar, adding items for the functions you use most, or removing less frequently used toolbar items. For more information, see Customizing the Toolbar.

Note: Because you can customize the toolbar by adding and removing buttons and controls, your toolbar may look different from the one pictured in this manual. To reset the toolbar to its default arrangement, Control-click the toolbar and choose Customize Toolbar from the shortcut menu, then drag the default set of controls at the bottom of the dialog to the toolbar.

Left Side of Toolbar

The following are the default buttons and controls on the left side of the toolbar.

Figure. Default buttons and controls on the left side of the toolbar.
  • Inspector button: Click this button to show and hide the Inspector pane, the Library inspector, the Metadata inspector, and the Adjustments inspector.
  • Import button: Click this button to show the Import pane and open the Import browser. For more information about controls in the Import pane, see Import Pane.
  • Name button: Click this button to assign names to people in your images using the Faces feature. The Name Faces HUD appears, and a face label appears below the faces in the selected image. Enter a name in the face label to name each person in the image. You can see the people you named in your images in Faces view. For more information, see Faces View.
  • Keywords button: Click this button to show or hide the Keywords HUD.
  • Email button: Click this button to open your email application and attach selected images.
  • Photo Stream button: Click this button to upload a selection of photos from your Aperture library to Photo Stream. When you upload photos to Photo Stream, the photos are immediately pushed to all of the devices connected to your iCloud account.
  • Facebook button: Click this button to post an album to your account in Facebook, a social networking website.
  • Flickr button: Click this button to create a Flickr album and publish to a Flickr set. Images moved into a Flickr album are published directly to your Flickr account.
Right Side of Toolbar

The following are the default buttons and controls on the right side of the toolbar.

Figure. Default buttons and controls on the right side of the toolbar.
  • Browser button: Click this button to show the Browser only.
  • Split View button: Click this button to show the Browser and Viewer at the same time.
  • Viewer button: Click this button to show the Viewer only.
  • Faces button: Click this button to switch to Faces view, which displays snapshots of the people whose names you have confirmed using the Faces feature, for the item selected in the Library inspector. You can skim a snapshot to see other confirmed images of that person.
  • Places button: Click this button to switch to Places view for the item selected in the Library inspector. Images with location information are represented by red pins on the map. For more information about controls in Places view, see Places View.
  • Loupe button: Click this button to open the Loupe, which zooms in to your image by magnifying the area of the image it is placed over. You can adjust the diameter of the Loupe by choosing View > Loupe Options > Increase Diameter or by choosing View > Loupe Options > Decrease Diameter. For more information about the Loupe, see Viewing Images with the Loupe.
  • Full Screen button: Click this button to switch to Full Screen view, in which images are displayed against a solid background with only a few interface elements. For more information about Full Screen view, see Viewing Images in Full Screen View.

    Note: In Mac OS X v10.7, the Full Screen button appears in the top-right corner of the Aperture main window, above the toolbar.