Is Your Aperture Library Ready for a Spring Cleaning?


It's that time of year when we look at our cluttered closets and think that it might be time to get our house in order. Well, the same could be said for our photo libraries.

With prime picture taking season right around the corner, wouldn't it be nice to have your Aperture library as tidy as your sock drawer? (This might be a bad comparison for some folks...)

My first post for the blog is 5 tips for organizing your photos in Aperture. I cover the following topics to help keep your Aperture library spic and span.

  • Think in terms of projects
  • Use folders to reduce clutter
  • Build virtual collections with Albums
  • Be consistent with naming conventions
  • Use star ratings to identify your best work

And there's more to come. In the next post for, I discuss how to set up your laptop for vacation travel photo management. Summer road warriors will definitely want to read that one.

Aperture Tips and Techniques

To learn more about Aperture, check out my Aperture 3.3 Essential Training (2012) on Also, take a look at our Aperture 3 Learning Center. Tons of free content about how to get the most out of Aperture.

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