Apple Aperture, the photo management software, regarded as a competitor to Adobe Photoshop LightRoom

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How do I remove empty projects in Aperture 3?

For whatever reason, I have a whole bunch of Aperture projects without any photos in them. Is there a way to select projects based on the number of photos in them? I looked around in Automator but ...
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How do I find a photo by keyword in Aperture?

There is a lot of info about how to add keywords and flag pics in Aperture, but once you have done that, how can you use those attributes to locate your photos?
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Why is dragging photos to my Flickr icon confused with Photostream upload?

This is really weird. I recently upgraded from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9.2, and from Aperture 3.4.2 (whatever was most current under Mountain Lion) to Aperture 3.5.1. Today I tried dragging a photo from my ...
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Sever integration of Aperture in iWork

I'm using both Aperture and iWork (Numbers in particular). The thing is my aperture library is kind of big (about 1000 albums with 10 to 100 photos each) and I noticed that when I use Numbers, a lot ...
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Automatically delete photo from Photo Stream when deleted in iPhoto or Aperture

After importing photos I quickly delete all the duplicate photos & bad ones. However they all still make their way to my Photo Stream and stay there even after I've pruned the bad photos. Is ...
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Do either iPhoto or Aperture allow me to keep my photo files in a quite “normal” directory structure?

I would like to switch from picasa to iphoto or aperture. However, I have heard (and googled) that, to some degree, these programs don't keep your photos as normal photo files in your drive's ...
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Import images from HTC to Aperture

I have a HTC Desire X and I would like to import the images to Aperture (some are on device, some on card). Unfortunately, the device is not connected as mass storage even when HTC Sync Manager is on. ...
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Reconnect Aperture masters with different filename?

I lost a lot of data and recovered the photos that I could using Stellar Phoenix. I got a lot of the photos back, however I'm struggling to reconnect them in Aperture. If I select a single image, it ...
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Aperture Library plugins hierarchy search results

I ran into a sitation where I wanted to search for images that had a certain keyword, but I wanted the results to follow the folder/project/album hierarchy. So basically I wanted the keyword search ...
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Aperture 3 - Faces - Is there a way to change a person's name across all photos?

I have many of photos of someone tagged using the "Faces" feature in aperture 3. They've changed their name since getting married, and I'd like to update my photos in aperture to show their married ...
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Aperture: Can I get crop, redeye, straighten and quickbrush icons on toolstrip in browser mode

Aperture version 3.2.4 In view mode (one image takes up full window) and in split mode (film strip of previews on one edge) I have icons in the tool strip for icon group starting with 'crop' In ...
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Aperture 3 and iPad 3

Running ios6 on my iPad and aperture 3 on Mac. I'm trying to figure out the iPad photo app. I understand photostream and albums. I think I understand that if I tell aperture not to delete the pix ...
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Reset Aperture Import Locations (paths for referenced masters)?

I run Aperture 3.5 (latest at the time of writing this) and I use referenced masters. Over the time I've changed my directories now and then and all my files are now neatly stored on one drive in one ...
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Aperture 3 Library from pre Mavericks to Mavericks

I made a backup from all my files including my Aperture library. After moving to Mavericks (clean install), there is a new Aperture version and I am not able to import my old library getting the ...
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Aperture Vault says I have referenced files but I can't find them. Where are they?

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro Retina running Mac OS X 10.9 and Aperture 3.5. My library is around 12,000 files. I have a vault setup on an external hard drive. Everytime I update the vault I am ...
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How can I use the Media Browser in Pages 5 to import pictures from Aperture?

On Pages 5, how can I easily import pictures from Aperture? On the Media button, it says: No Photos To add photos, go to iPhoto. Is there any way I can view my Aperture albums there, rather ...
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Mac App Store downloading apps again and again

I recently upgraded to Mavericks. I updated all the Apple Apps like Aperture, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Voice-Update, Xcode 5. And they updated gracefully. But whenever I am starting my Mac from a ...
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AppleScript to make the preview image become the master in Aperture library?

Recently I accidently deleted the folder that contained most of my Aperture library (I didn't think they were refenced, I assumed they were all in my library file, but unfortunately this was not true) ...
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How do I configure Aperture to upload image location information to Facebook?

All of the discussion I can find online suggests that an image in Aperture with location information that is uploaded to Facebook (using Aperture's Facebook integration) should have a location ...
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Tagged people in images uploaded to Facebook by Aperture are absent

When I tag someone in an image in Aperture and then uploaded it using Aperture's integrated Facebook sharing feature, the image behaves as if the person is tagged (e.g., an attempt to tag the person ...
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Synching Aperture Libraries

I use Aperture on two MacPros and one iMac in three different locations on OSX 10.8.5. I would like to be able to edit the images in any location and access the edited version from any other location. ...
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Faces from Aperture synced over OS X and iPhone in their Contacts?

I have faces in the images of Aperture. I would like to use the faces there for my Contacts in OS X and iPhone. How can I get this syncronization thing working?
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Can someone on my network access my Aperture app and how do I prevent it?

I am on a network at an office I am visiting. I opened my Aperture app and plugged in my camera to import some photos. When I hit import the tab opened showing my camera and another computer on the ...
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Delete all pictures in an album from library in Aperture

I have created smart albums, the content of which I have exported to new libraries. I now wish to delete the pictures in these albums from the Aperture library. Is there a way to delete all pictures ...
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A script to automatically split an Aperture library

My Aperture library contains a ridiculous amount of pictures (well over 30 000) which means it is extremely slow whatever the hard-drive and computer I use. I want to split my library into separate ...
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Photo Stream uploads while “Automatic Upload” unchecked

Photo Stream keeps on uploading new pictures from Aperture even though "Automatic Upload" is unchecked in the Settings (both in Aperture & iPhoto). So far my only solution was to block the ...
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Figuring out what Photo Stream is uploading exactly

Even though I have unchecked the Automatic Upload of Photo Stream on Aperture (same on iPhoto), I can see through Little Snitch that it is hogging my upload bandwith constantly. When I wait (hours, ...
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What happens to iPhoto originals in Aperture?

iPhoto and Aperture can use the same library. When you edit a photo in iPhoto, it duplicates the photo and keeps the original. Aperture on the other hand saves only the edits and not a new file. What ...
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Renaming the volume or folder in which the Aperture library resides

When you rename or move folders or volumes on a Mac, do applications know the files moved. Specifically, I have an external drive with a name, say "A very long long name", and I want to rename the ...
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Any advice on troubleshooting instability in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.4?

In all cases of crashes, I can SSH to the machine, but I can't figure out anything useful to remedy the situation. This freeze happened when sizing the crop in Aperture. Machine had been running for ...
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Aperture's 'Recent' menu items does not change.

I have a folder containing 300+ photos lodged in the 'Recent' section of Aperture's Inspector menu and can't see how to remove it. You'd think it would disappear automatically after a given time, but ...
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Aperture: Library over multiple Hard Drives

I switched to Aperture some time ago. And right now, the moment has come that I want to save some space on my internal hard drive. What I found on the Apple website is this: I can't seem to find ...
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Zoom in/out keyboard shortcuts for Swedish keyboard?

I could not get the keyboard shortcuts for zoom in/out in Aperture 3 on my Swedish Keyboard. According to the documentation it should be Command+= and Command+- I have searched the Internet, but it ...
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Aperture: Importing images into subfolders

It seems Aperture does not (or no longer?) allow importing images into subfolders of an image folder on disk. Here's what I'm trying to do: I have a set of images on an SD card. Clicking "Import" ...
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Aperture: Import content of smart folder

Is there any way to import the content of Smart Folder into Aperture library? Or may be choose any criteria during importing, like file kind, date etc. BTW: Can I see a size of all checked files? ...
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Use a mac Mini server to host Aperture Library

I got two iMac and one Mac Mini server, last year I moved my Library to the Mac Mini, and change the path on Aperture (3.4.4) to use that library instead of using my local one. It works like a ...
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Downgrading Aperture 3.4.3 library to 3.0

Is there a way to open an Aperture 3.4.3 library in Aperture 3.0?
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Aperture and Rosetta problem

I've had to buy an older Intel Core Duo Macbook to replace a stolen one. I've installed Aperture 2.1 from an old disc. It won't open, I get a message saying something like: "You can't use this version ...
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View original full-resolution image in Aperture 2.0

I want to do the comparison of image quality of 2 lenses, with different settings. For this purpose I need to do the pixel level comparison. But Aperture stores originals of the files internally ...
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Why my photos are missing in iPhoto events but not in Aperture projects?

All my iPhoto events are empty. If I open a event there are no photos in it. But when I use the Photos perspective I can see all my photos! In Aperture I see all my photos in the Photos perspective ...
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Aperture library won't sync through iPhoto to an iPad

I used to work on Aperture in an old computer. Then, I got a new Retina MBP, and decided to just stick with iPhoto and test it out. Since now iPhoto could just natively open my old Aperture library, ...
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How to publish the Places map from Aperture with geotagged pictures?

So I have a set of pictures taken along the way of a road trip. They were taken with an iPhone so they're geotagged but we could be dealing with manually geotagged pics, doesn't matter. I want to ...
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Syncing Aperture between Macs

I recently started dividing my Aperture work between my home iMac, and my MacBook Pro. The problem here is that, whenever I want to do a makeshift sync, I export the edited photos from one Mac as an ...
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Apple Aperture Tutorial

I am looking for a good Aperture tutorial and would appreciate some recommendations. Which tutorials can you recommend?
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Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled from iMac to MacBook Pro (which has no DVD drive)?

Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled a new MacBook Pro which has no DVD drive? Would target disk mode work to simply copy the file? I think Aperture usually runs an "installation" rather than just ...
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How to replace images in iPhoto with higher quality versions?

I use Aperture for photo editing and processing, but prefer iPhoto for keeping a gallery of my pictures. For a long time, I used the built-in tools in iPhoto to "Import from Aperture Library". What I ...
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Aperture : unreadable JPEG on Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, some pictures in my Aperture library are unreadable. Aperture says the format isn't supported. I made some test and noticed that even the Finder, QuickLook or ...
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Why is Aperture showing thousands of Rejected, but there are only 3 there?

My Aperture is showing 2.5k Rejected photos (count), but when I view the album, there are only 3 there. I tried rebuilding the database. I also tried switching and viewing the library in iPhoto, ...
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Can I work with iPad iPhoto Journals from my desktop Mac?

iPad iPhoto journals are great... If my photos live primarily on my iPad. In my case though, they are on my iPad when I am traveling but end up on my Mac at home for long term storage. So if I make a ...
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Publish an Aperture smart album to Facebook

I can easily create a smart album with the 5-star rated images on a certain date. I would like to share those with a Facebook photo album but the share command is greyed out when I have a smart album ...