Viewing Images on Multiple Displays

Using the additional screen space of a second display provides an excellent platform for viewing and adjusting images, playing slideshows, and presenting your full-color, full-size images to clients. For more information about setting up two displays, see Setting Up Your System with Two Displays.

When your system uses two displays, Aperture provides two Viewers in which you can view multiple images. These Viewers are called the Main Viewer and the Secondary Viewer. The Main Viewer is used for displaying the Aperture application, and the Secondary Viewer for viewing images. The Secondary Viewer has the following settings:

To display the same images in both the Main Viewer and the Secondary Viewer
  • Choose View > Secondary Viewer > Mirror (or press Option-M).

To display the currently selected image in the Secondary Viewer
  • Choose View > Secondary Viewer > Alternate (or press Option-A).

To display a selection of images across both the Main Viewer and the Secondary Viewer
  • Choose View > Secondary Viewer > Span (or press Option-S).

To turn off the display of images in the Secondary Viewer, making the screen black
  • Choose View > Secondary Viewer > Black (or press Option-B).

To turn off the Secondary Viewer function
  • Choose View > Secondary Viewer > Off (or press Option-X).