Easy Photo Sequence Using Aperture 3

I created this photo sequence of Blake Griffin shooting a free throw using the "Sequence" preset in the print dialog for Aperture 3.4. It's an easy way to create these types of images.

Blake Griffin Freethrow Sequence Blake Griffin shooting a free throw. Image by Derrick Story

To create a sequence, select three photos in Aperture, then go to File > Print Images. When the print dialog box opens, select the "Sequence" preset. Your three photos will be placed as slices on a single sheet. You can fine tune their individual positions by clicking and dragging on each slice.


Click the "More Options" button in the lower left corner to reveal controls to create borders, add slices, and more. Once you have the image to your liking, click the Print button. In the next dialog, click on the PDF button in the lower left corner. Choose "Open PDF in Preview." Here you can export the image as a Jpeg.

The entire process just takes a minute or so, but the results are terrific!

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Thanks Derrick. This will work great for sports shots that I do.

Great tip.

Thanks for the tip Derrick. I hadn't even noticed that sequence preset before.

You can use the "Save PDF to Aperture" menu item in the PDF menu to bring the sequence right back into Aperture in one step