Working in Viewer Mode in Full Screen View

When you first enter Full Screen view, the Viewer mode is shown. Viewer mode is similar to the Split View layout in the Aperture main window; however, the images are displayed in high resolution against a solid background. You navigate through your images using the filmstrip.

Working with the Filmstrip in Full Screen View

You can easily view images in Full Screen view by selecting them in the filmstrip.

To view an image in the filmstrip
  • Select an image displayed in the filmstrip by pressing the arrow keys or clicking the image you want to see.

To view more than one image at the same time
  1. Choose Show Multiple from the Viewer Mode pop-up menu in the toolbar.

    Figure. Viewer Mode pop-up menu in the Full Screen view toolbar.
  2. In the filmstrip, do one of the following:

    • Command-click nonadjacent images to select them.

    • Shift-click images to select a range of images.

You can move the filmstrip to the left, bottom, or right side of your main display.

To move the filmstrip to a different location
  • Drag the filmstrip to the left, right, or bottom of the Aperture window.

The filmstrip also includes a control that lets you define when the filmstrip appears. You can choose to always show the filmstrip, so that Aperture automatically fits the images and filmstrip on your screen without overlapping, or you can hide it, so that it appears only when you place the pointer over the area where it is docked.

To always show the filmstrip
  • Move the Always Show Filmstrip control to the locked position.

    Figure. Always Show Filmstrip control in the locked postion.

The filmstrip is set to always appear, and Aperture automatically fits the image and the filmstrip on the screen, without overlapping.

To show the filmstrip only when you move the pointer over its docked position
  • Move the Always Show Filmstrip control to the unlocked position.

The image fills the screen, and the filmstrip appears over the image when you move the pointer over the area where the filmstrip is docked.

When you have more images than the filmstrip can display at once, you can use the search field in the filmstrip to quickly locate images. Enter the search criteria in the search field, and Aperture finds the relevant image or images for you, removing others from view.

When you search for images using the search field in the filmstrip, the search is confined to the selection in the Library pane of the Inspector HUD.

To search for an image in the filmstrip
  • Enter text associated with that image in the filmstrip’s search field.

To see all your images again
  • Click the search field’s Reset button (with an X) or delete the text in the search field.

Important: You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly implement a search that displays images with specific ratings or images that have a specific keyword. It’s possible, while working with images, to accidentally press such a keyboard shortcut and see images on your screen unexpectedly change or even disappear. If this happens, you can display your images by clicking the Reset button in the search field to reset the search criteria in the Filter HUD.

By default, the filmstrip is set to show images that are unrated or better. Any images that have been assigned the Reject rating are automatically removed from view. To view rejected images, you must set the filmstrip to show all images.

Figure. Full Screen view search field pop-up menu.
To set the filmstrip to show all images
  • In the filmstrip, choose Show All from the search field pop-up menu.

All images, including rejects, appear in the filmstrip, and Showing All appears in the filmstrip’s search field.

To set the filmstrip to show rejected images only
  • In the filmstrip, choose Rejected from the search field pop-up menu.

Only images with the Reject rating appear in the filmstrip, and X appears in the filmstrip’s search field.

You can filter the images shown in the filmstrip by criteria other than ratings. You can also filter images by whether they’ve been flagged or assigned a color label.

To set the filmstrip to show flagged images only
  • In the filmstrip, choose Flagged from the search field pop-up menu.

To set the filmstrip to show images assigned a specific color label
  • In the filmstrip, choose a color label from the search field pop-up menu.

Working with the Toolbar in Full Screen View

The toolbar displayed in Full Screen view is similar to the toolbar in the Aperture main window. You use the toolbar’s buttons and tools to make a variety of adjustments to your images and control your displays.

Figure. Full Screen view toolbar showing the Always Show Toolbar control.
To view the Full Screen view toolbar
  • In Full Screen view, move the pointer to the top of the screen on the main display.

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

For information about individual controls in the Full Screen view toolbar, see Controls in the Full Screen View Toolbar.