Aperture 3 Tip: Confirm Many Faces

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Stephen Hart
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Aperture 3 Tip: Confirm Many Faces

Post by Stephen Hart » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:29 pm

In Aperture 3, as in iPhoto, there's a Faces feature.
If you double click on one Face in the corkboard view, you'll see all the individual faces assigned to that Face.
At the bottom of that grid is a section of photos that might contain the person in question. There may be a lot of these, especially when you first import from iPhoto to Aperture.
There are a number of web pages with this tip: merely draw a marquee around a bunch of faces to confirm them en masse. (You can then reject any of that group that are not correct.)
But none of the sites I found give you this clue: you cannot start the marquee inside one of the face images. You have to start in the background. And there's very little background shown between images.
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Re: Aperture 3 Tip: Confirm Many Faces

Post by JerryFreilich » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:49 pm

I have literally torn out the three remaining hairs on my head trying to figure this out!! Great tip, Stephen, thanks for posting it. Do I assume correctly that the tip works identically in iPhoto as well as in Aperture?

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Re: Aperture 3 Tip: Confirm Many Faces

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:25 am

JerryFreilich wrote:I have literally torn out the three remaining hairs on my head trying to figure this out!! Great tip, Stephen, thanks for posting it. Do I assume correctly that the tip works identically in iPhoto as well as in Aperture?

Yes, though in iPhoto, at least the way I had it set up, there was a lot more space between thumbnails, so it's more natural to start a marquee in the background.

I should note that this is exactly the same as choosing, say, icons on a desktop. it's just that with the thumbnails crowded together, I didn't think about that. And in Aperture and iPhoto thumbnails, you can't shift or command click to select several thumbnails.
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