04 Choosing a property
This creates a new ‘EXIF’ rule in the panel. Each rule occupies a single line and comes in three parts: the item you’re looking for, the conditions, and the value itself. If all that sounds a bit vague, this example should make it clearer.
From the first menu, I have a choice of EXIF properties to look for. The one I want is ‘Camera Model’ – I know that this will contain the name of the camera used for any digital image because it’s embedded automatically by the camera.
05 Choosing the condition
Now I need the middle menu. The choice here will depend on what you’re looking for, but here it’s pretty simple. I’ll choose ‘includes’ because I know the text ‘D300s’ will be in the model information somewhere, but I don’t know if it’s at the start or the end, or if there’s other text around it.
06 Choosing the value
The third option may be a menu or a box, depending on what you’re looking for. In this instance it’s a box, where I can type ‘D300s’. You’ll see that the whole rule (1) now reads like a sentence: ‘Camera Model includes D300s’.
Now if I tap the Return key, Aperture will carry out a search and ‘populate’ my smart album. So far so good, but now I need to narrow down the search to the ISO settings I want, and for this I need to add another rule, so it’s back to the ‘Add Rule’ button again (2)…