Aperture’s Browser view fails with tiny thumbnails

Aperture’s pretty handy at managing a bunch of photos into projects etc… I just merged a few projects into a new überproject with sub-albums, and thought I’d broken something. For a minute, I was afraid all of the photo metadata was gone:


GAH! **Version N…** *Oh NOES!*

Turns out, I’d just cranked the thumbnail size way down, and the labelling code kind of barfs on that, displaying the first few characters of the redundant “Version Name:” label before each actual version name. Here’s the same view with embiggened thumbnails:


Better. The metadata’s safe. But it would make more sense for the thumbnail sizing code to better handle shortening the labels beneath each image thumbnail – seeing the first few characters of the label prefix isn’t useful, and caused a bit of confusion and worry.