Dragging Images into Different Projects and Albums

You can drag images into different projects and albums. Depending on where you drag an image, Aperture either moves or copies the image to the new location.

As a general rule, when you drag an image into a different project, Aperture moves the image into the new project.

When you drag an image into a different album, Aperture creates a duplicate version of the image and places it in the album. An image can be copied into any album in the same project or into albums in different projects. The destination album can be an album, book album, Light Table album, slideshow, or web journal or webpage album.

To copy an image into a different album
  • Drag the image into another album in the Library inspector.

To move an image into a different project
  • Drag the image into another project in the Library inspector.

To copy an image into a different project
  • Option-drag the image into another project in the Library inspector.

You can also drag images out of Smart Albums. If you drag an image from a Smart Album into another album, the version is copied to the new location. If you drag an image into a project different from the project that contains the Smart Album, Aperture moves the image to the destination project. All links to versions in other albums are maintained. For more information about using Smart Albums, see Grouping Images with Smart Albums.