AMITIAE - Friday 23 May 2014

Cassandra: Key Commands in Aperture - Linked Page

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By Graham K. Rogers


We all have our own ways to handle the photographs we take. On Macs, some stick with iPhoto, but if the numbers of images becomes large, users may seek out other software to handle the volume. One of the most popular is Adobe's Lightroom, while others (like myself) run Apple's Aperture.

Aperture Longtime Apple users will be aware that the use of key commands will increase efficiency. Use of the menus is slow and, particularly if we have specific actions that we use regularly, it is much faster to let the fingers do the work instead of the mouse or trackpad.

We can seek out and learn the commands as we go, but Jason D. Little on the Light Stalking site (which usually veers towards Photohop and Lightroom) has written an item on "The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Aperture".

Usefully he has it sectioned into four parts:

  • Viewer Shortcuts (18 commands)
  • Browser Shortcuts (24)
  • Inspector Pane Shortcuts (19)
  • Toolbar Shortcuts (16)
  • Tool Strip Shortcuts (21)

I use some of these, but in just reading the list, found a couple more that I could use as well. This page has been bookmarked.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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