07 Extra rules
I’ve added another rule to the smart album using the same steps as before, but this time choosing ‘ISO’ from the EXIF options, ‘is greater than or equal to’ as my condition, and ‘1600’ as the ISO value.
If I tap Return again, though, there’s a problem – Aperture has found all my D300s shots, but it’s also found all ISO 1600+ shots taken on any other camera. That’s because it’s carrying out what database experts would call an ‘OR’ search. It’s looking for D300s shots OR ISO 1600+ shots.
08 Any or All
So I need to change the setting of the Any/All menu at the top left of the smart album panel. If you choose ‘Any’ (the default), Aperture will find images that match any of the rules you’ve entered. What I need here is the ‘All’ setting – this means that Aperture will only find photos that match all of of the rules in the smart album.
09 Matching all rules
That’s better – my new smart album is only showing pictures I’ve taken on the Nikon D300s at an ISO of 1600 or above.
10 Smart album summary
Smart albums are a really useful tool and immensely flexible. My example was based solely on camera EXIF data, but you can use a whole range of properties such as keywords, ratings, location information, shooting date and more. You can create as many smart albums as you like, give them names that will make it easy to recognise them later and load them with a single mouseclick.
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