Controlled Vocabulary

The Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog

for Apple Aperture

The Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog or CVKC, can be imported into version 1.5 or later of Apple Aperture (Aperture must be purchased separately) using a Text file formatted specifically for Aperture and saved with a unicode encoding. After installing this "keyword list" the standard Keyword Heads Up Display (HUD) in your Apple Aperture image database will look like the image shown below.

The full version 3.x of the CVKC contains approximately 11,000 terms organized in a hierarchical structure. For detailed information on how to install the CVKC keyword list see the Aperture support page. The CVKC-FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page covers other specific questions. To request a sample of the CVKC, which contains a portion of two of the more than 20 top level hierarchies available in the full version, simply send email using the address on the Contact page and indicate you'd like the Aperture CVKC sample.

A few of the more than 30 top level hierarchies can be seen in this screen capture.

Information on how to download your copy of the CVKC will be sent automatically to the email address you have provided, within 24 hours or less after payment is received*. Included in that message will be a URL, along with a username and password. Please store this information in a way that you can find later as you will need it to retrieve updates.


Subscription: You can concentrate on your keywording instead of creating and maintaining a keyword catalog with this"subscription"** to the Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog. You will receive periodic update notifications and be granted password protected access to the download location. All updates to the CVKC contain a file with changes noted from the previous version, in case you wish to integrate the update with your personal copy of your vocabulary/keyword list within Apple Aperture.


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"Aperture" CV Keyword Catalog (keyword list)
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**The use of the Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog is subject to the following terms and conditions.


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