Aperture 3.x: Applying Effects to Photos During Import
You can apply image effects and basic image adjustments, such as an exposure adjustment, to your photos as they are imported. You apply effects and image adjustments by choosing an effect preset from the Effects pop-up menu. The effect preset is applied uniformly to every imported photo until it is turned off.
You can edit effect presets that you want to apply frequently to your photos. For more information, see An Overview of Effects.
To apply effects to photos as they are imported
In the Import browser, choose Effect Presets from the Import Settings pop-up menu.
The Effect Presets controls appear in the Import browser.
Choose an effect preset option to apply to the imported photos from the Preset pop-up menu.
To turn off effects during import
In the Effect Presets controls, choose None from the Effect pop-up menu.