Full Screen View

Full Screen view projects your images onto a solid background for detailed viewing. Using a dual-display system in Full Screen view gives you an enlarged space in which to compare and adjust images. Full Screen view has three view modes:

To enter Full Screen view
Do one of the following:
  • In Mac OS X v10.6, click the Full Screen button in the toolbar in the Aperture main window.

    Figure. Full Screen button in the toolbar.
  • In Mac OS X v10.7, click the Full Screen button at the top-right corner of the Aperture main window.

    Figure. Full Scree button at the top-right corner of the Aperture window.
  • Press F.

The Aperture main window disappears, and your images appear in Full Screen view.

To switch between Viewer mode and Browser mode in Full Screen view
  • Press V.

To switch to Projects mode
  • Click the Projects button in the top-left corner of the screen in Browser mode.

To exit Full Screen view
Do one of the following:
  • Click the Exit Full Screen button in the Full Screen view toolbar (or press F).

    Figure. Exit Full Screen button in the Full Screen view toolbar.
  • Press Esc (Escape).

Controls in Viewer Mode

You use Viewer mode in Full Screen view to view your images at high resolution, compare images, and apply adjustments and keywords to images. While in Viewer mode, you typically use the controls in the filmstrip and toolbar in conjunction with each other.

Figure. Full Screen view in Viewer mode showing the toolbar and the filmstrip.
  • Toolbar: Use the toolbar buttons and controls to change your images. The toolbar includes buttons and controls for displaying images and opening HUDs, as well as a full set of image adjustment tools. For information about individual toolbar controls, see Controls in the Full Screen View Toolbar.
  • Filmstrip: Use the filmstrip to move through, organize, and rate your images. For information about individual filmstrip controls, see Controls in the Full Screen View Filmstrip.

Controls in Browser Mode

You use Browser mode in Full Screen view to navigate through large thumbnail images, work with stacks, and search for images.

Figure. Full Screen view in Browser mode.
  • Projects button: Click this button to switch to Projects mode.
  • Library Path Navigator pop-up menus: Choose a library item to display in the Browser from one of the pop-up menus.
  • Filter HUD button and search field: Search for images by entering a term in the search field or choosing an option from the search field pop-up menu (with a magnifying glass icon). To perform a more complex search for images using the Filter HUD, click the Filter HUD button (to the left of the search field).
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Use the Thumbnail Resize slider to quickly change the size of your thumbnail images.

Controls in Projects Mode

You use Projects mode in Full Screen view to organize and work with projects. To enter Projects mode, you click the Projects button in the top-left corner of the screen in Browser mode.

Figure. Full Screen view in Projects mode.
  • Sorting pop-up menu: Choose to sort projects by name or by date, in ascending or descending order, or in the order the projects appear from top to bottom in the Library inspector.
  • Ungrouped button: Click this button to view the projects ungrouped.
  • Group by Year button: Click this button to view the projects grouped by the year the images in the projects were captured.
  • Group by Folder button: Click this button to view the projects grouped according to the folders in which they reside in the Library inspector.
  • Search field: Enter the name of the project you want to locate in this field.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Use the Thumbnail Resize slider to quickly change the size of your thumbnail images.

Controls in the Full Screen View Toolbar

The toolbar displayed in Full Screen view is similar to the toolbar in the Aperture main window. The toolbar provides controls for adjusting images, controlling how images are displayed on the screen, and opening HUDs. You can also use the toolbar to access the Loupe and to exit Full Screen view.

Figure. Full Screen view toolbar.
To view the Full Screen view toolbar
  • In Full Screen view, move the pointer to the top of your primary screen.

You can have the toolbar always appear on the screen by clicking the Always Show Toolbar control.

Selection and Adjustment Controls

Use these controls to select, rotate, lift and stamp, straighten, crop, and correct red-eye in images, as well as apply Quick Brush adjustments.

Figure. Selection and adjustment controls in the Full Screen view toolbar.
  • Selection tool: Select projects, albums, and images with this tool.
  • Rotate tool: Rotate an image counterclockwise with this tool. You can also press R to select this tool. If you press R again, the rotation switches to clockwise.
  • Lift tool: Copy a set of metadata and adjustments, including cropping and straightening settings, from a selected image with this tool.
  • Stamp tool: Stamp a copied set of adjustments or metadata on one or several images with this tool.
  • Straighten tool: Use the guides to help manually straighten (or level) the selected image.
  • Crop tool: Trim the selected image with this tool.
  • Red Eye tool: Reduce red-eye, occurring when the subject’s retinas reflect light from your camera’s flash, with this tool.
Display Controls

Use the display controls to manage how images are displayed in Full Screen view.

Figure. Display controls in the Full Screen view toolbar.
  • Show Master button: Click this button to view the master image without any applied adjustments. Click again to switch the view back to the current version.
  • Zoom Viewer button: Click this button to switch between viewing an image at actual size and fitting the image to the screen size.
  • Primary Only button: Click this button to make changes to the primary image selection only.
  • Quick Preview button: Click this button to view preview images only. Viewing preview images speeds up access to and display of images in Full Screen view.
Additional Buttons

Use the buttons at the right side of the Full Screen view toolbar to assign names to people in your images, open the Keywords and Inspector HUDs, open the Loupe, exit Full Screen view, and turn the automatic display of the toolbar on and off.

Figure. Buttons at the right side of the Full Screen view toolbar.
  • Name button: Click this button to assign a name to a face using a face label.
  • Keywords HUD button: Click this button to show or hide the Keywords HUD.
  • Loupe button: Click this button to open the Loupe, which you can use to minutely examine parts of an image.
  • Inspector HUD button: Click this button to show or hide the Inspector HUD.
  • Exit Full Screen button: Click this button to exit Full Screen view.
  • Always Show Toolbar control: Click this control to turn the automatic display of the toolbar on or off.

Controls in the Full Screen View Filmstrip

The filmstrip provides controls for sorting and scrolling through images, resizing thumbnails, and searching for images.

Figure. Full Screen view filmstrip showing the navigation controls.
  • Sorting pop-up menu: Sort your images by a variety of sort properties using this pop-up menu.
  • Always Show Filmstrip control: Set whether the filmstrip is displayed all the time or only when the pointer is moved over it.
  • Scroll bar: Drag the scroller to scroll through your images.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Drag the slider to change the size of the thumbnail images shown in the filmstrip.
    Figure. Search controls in the Full Screen view filmstrip.
  • Filter HUD button: Click this button to open the Filter HUD that you can use to perform complex searches for images.
  • Search field and pop-up menu: Search for images by entering a term in the search field or choosing an option from the search field pop-up menu (with a magnifying glass icon). Sort your images by a variety of sort properties using this pop-up menu.