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Color Labels, Flags, Custom Metadata, Faces, and Pick of Stack

AE saves Aperture Color Labels, Flags, and other Custom Metadata by creating keywords reflecting these metadata.Color Labels

Images with any colour labels applied will be tagged with a keyword in the format of: "[Color] Label" For example Aperture images with a red label will be tagged with the keyword "Red Label"

Flagged Images

Any images that are flagged in Aperture will be tagged with the "Flagged" keyword.

Custom Metadata

Any custom metadata you have associated with your images is tagged with a keyword in the format of: "Custom Tag - [name of custom metadata]=[value]"

Pick Of Stack

In Aperture, every image that is not a member of a stack is consider to be the Pick Of Stack. Therefore in order to avoid excessive keyword creation, AE tags only images that are not the pick of a stack. The keyword AE applies is: "Not Pick Of Stack"

Orientation for JPEG Originals

When AE sees a JPEG whose capture orientation is anything but the Normal landscape value (1), it tags the image with a keyword in the format: Orientation [#] These keywords can then be used when the images are imported in to Lightroom to manually set the correct rotation. This is necessary as Aperture discards the capture orientation for JPEG originals on export.


When this feature is enabled, AE reads the Aperture database in order to determine which images have identified faces. Those images receive keywords that indicate the faces in the image. The format of the keyword is: Face - [name]