Renaming Master Image Files

At times, you may want to rename master image files to match the names you’ve assigned to the image versions in Aperture. Although Aperture keeps track of your masters regardless of what they are named, it’s often useful for your image filenames to match inside and outside of Aperture—especially when the masters are referenced masters. For more information about working with referenced images, see Working with Referenced Images.

To rename masters
  1. In the Browser, select an image or group of images.

  2. Choose Metadata > Batch Change (or press Command-Shift-B).

  3. In the Batch Change dialog, choose a naming convention from the Version Name Format pop-up menu to specify how you want the masters named.

    For example, choose Version Name from the Version Name Format pop-up menu to have your master filenames changed to match the names of the corresponding versions in Aperture. If you choose a custom name format, enter the name you want in the Custom Name text field. For more information about naming files, see Automatically Naming Your Imported Images.

  4. Select the Apply to Master File(s) checkbox, then click OK.

The master files corresponding to the selected images are renamed. For more information about working with the Batch Change dialog, see Batch Changing Metadata.