Aperture 3 Keyboard Shortcuts

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A Viewer B Browser C Inspector pane (Library inspector, Metadata inspector, and Adjustments inspector) D Toolbar E Tool strip

A ViewerY



Show/Hide Viewer Metadata OverlaysY J

Viewer Show Multiple Viewer Show One Viewer Three Up Viewer Compare Viewer Stack Secondary Mirror Secondary Alternate Secondary Span Secondary Blank Secondary Desktop

option option option option option option option option option


Switch Viewer Metadata Overlays Customize Metadata OverlaysH O


option shift +

Highlight Hot & Cold Areas Edit with External Editor Zoom Viewer Out Zoom Viewer In Start/Pause Audio or Video


B Browsercontrol control control shift shift U F G L [ ]


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 P

Filmstrip Viewcontrol

Show All +1 or Better Show All +2 or Better Show All +3 or Better Show All +4 or Better Show Selects (+5) Only Show All Show Unrated Only Show Rejects Only Print Images

Grid Viewcontrol

List Viewcontrol

Decrease Thumbnail Size Increase Thumbnail Size Show/Hide Browser Metadata Overlays

control control control control


U shift shift F S E

Switch Browser Metadata Overlays Export Masters Export Versions Show/Hide Query HUD Show All Unrated or Better

Viewsoption shift V W W

Swap Browser Position Rotate Browser Position Cycle View Mode

control control /

Show Flagged Images

C Inspector PaneI

Adjustments InspectorShow/Hide Inspectorcontrol control H C M N S V

Highlights & Shadows Color Black & White Noise Reduction Edge Sharpen Vignette

Library InspectorQ L shift N shift shift shift shift F P N delete L

Put Focus in Library Inspector New Album New Smart Album New Project New Folder Empty Aperture Trash Enter Faces View Enter Places View

control control control control

Note: Hold down Option to switch between the brush and the eraser.

Light Tableshift shift shift space N X A

Navigator Uncover Scale to Fit Pan

D Toolbarshift shift T H I H option N E


Shuttle Right Cycle View Mode

Show/Hide Toolbar Show/Hide Keywords HUD Show/Hide Import Browser Show/Hide Inspector HUD Email Version Assign Name


Note: To temporarily hide the Inspector HUD while adjusting an image using a control in the HUD, hold down the Shift key. When you release the Shift key, the Inspector HUD reappears.

LoupeShow/Hide Loupe Increase Loupe Diameter Decrease Loupe Diameter Increase Loupe Magnification Decrease Loupe Magnification

shift shift

option option shift shift

+ +

Full Screen ViewF J K

Enter/Exit Full Screen Shuttle Left Stop Shuttle

E Tool StripDisplay ControlsZ M P


Red Eye Tool Retouch Brush

Zoom Viewer Show Master Quick Preview

Rating Controls+

Increase Rating Decrease Rating Reject Select Reject and Move to Next Image Decrease Rating and Move to Next Image Increase Rating and Move to Next Image Select and Move to Next Image5

Adjustment ToolsA R

Selection Tool Rotate Tool Rotate Clockwise Lift Tool Stamp Tool


Select Rotate tool, then Option-click.O shift G C O

control control




Straighten Tool Crop Toolcontrol 1 0


Apply 1- to 5-Star Rating Remove Rating

Version Controlsoption option shift G V option G

Create Version from Master Create Duplicate Version Create Version from Master and Add to Selection Create Duplicate Version and Add to Selection

Previous Keyword Preset Group Next Keyword Preset Group

Comparison Controlsoption return option return return option option option option option option 9 + [ ] O

Compare Mode Set Compare Item Select Compare Item Deselect Compare Item Rate Compare Select Rate Compare Reject Decrease Compare Rating Increase Compare Rating Rotate Compare Counterclockwise Rotate Compare Clockwise




Control BarD shift option D 1 8 option option 1 8

Show/Hide Control Bar Show/Hide Keyword Controls Apply Keyword Presets 18

tooption shift


Remove Keyword Presets 18

Stack ControlsK shift K


Select All in Stack Enter Stack Compare Mode

Stack Image Selection Unstack Set Stack Pick Promote Stack Item Demote Stack Item Split Stack



Selection ControlsNavigate Rotate Counterclockwise Rotate Clockwise Select All Deselect All Invert Selection Select to Beginning Select to End Previous Within Selection

[ ] option shift option option K K

[ ] A

Open/Close Single Stack Close All Stacks

shift R


'option A

Open All Stacksshift home end


option option

page up page down

Previous Stack Next Stack


Next Within Selection

Color Labels0 1 2 3


Add Green Label Add Blue Label Add Purple Label Add Gray Label

Remove Color Label Add Red Label

5 6

Add Orange Label7

Add Yellow Label

Customizing Keyboard ShortcutsIn Aperture, you use the Command Editor to customize keyboard shortcuts and streamline the way you work. To display the Command Editor in Aperture Choose Aperture > Commands > Customize.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts at LaunchYou can use keyboard shortcuts while opening Aperture to disable preview generation or choose an Aperture library. To disable preview generation Hold down Shift while opening Aperture. To open the Library Selector window Hold down Option while opening Aperture.

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