Aperture, photo management software from Apple. A competitor to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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How to export a growing Aperture Smart Album repeatedly without creating duplicate files

I have a smart album in Aperture which contains a steadily growing set of pictures, which I want to share with others. To do that, I use Dropbox and export the smart album every now and then to my ...
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Aperture (iPhoto) quick view

I’ve put all my photographs into Aperture’s photo library which means that in the Finder they are hidden in a special folder, making it virtually impossible to quickly browse the photos there. On the ...
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How do I fix the duplicate libraries I think the new Photos app has made?

I used to use iPhoto, and my photo library was around ~40GB+ in size. When I upgraded to Yosemite, I was forced to use the "Photos" app which "migrated" my photos. When I open my home folder. The "...
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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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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 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 export all projects from Aperture?

I would like to export all of the projects from Aperture to a directory in my computer. Since I have many projects (100+), I don't want to export them one by one. Is there a way to batch export them ...
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How to convert Aperture license to app store license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I update apps that I've already purchased through the Mac App Store? Long ago I bought the retail box version of Aperture and have been steadily upgrading until the ...
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Why is iTunes only syncing some of the pictures (seemingly randomly) in each Aperture Event to my iPad?

When I sync my iPad, a random selection from each event is there after I sync. Some events seem to have all of them, some have only one (of hundreds), some have a minority percentage. And there's no ...
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Can I remap UP and DOWN arrow keys in Aperture?

I want to remap the up and down arrow keys, from Move Selection Up and Move Selection Down to Increase Rating and Decrease Rating. That way, it would be really instant to move between photos with the ...
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Is it possible to preserve Light Table (or Album) ordering when exporting from Aperture?

I'd like to export my Light Table to disk using a custom counter that preserves the ordering of the Light Table. Alternatively, I'd like to do the same for an Album. Thoughts?
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Duplicating images and resizing one of the copies in Automator

I am trying to create an Automator action for a workflow I often need for web publishing: Select some images inside Aperture Export two copies of the original image with different resizing settings ...
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Alternate application for using the Photos library?

The new Photos application is great for viewing photos. However it's not great for editing them or organizing them, I dearly miss Aperture for that. Is there any alternate photo application that can ...
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Imported Aperture library into Photos, “Show Referenced File in Finder” does nothing

I just finished importing my Aperture library into Photos using the official import process. My Aperture library used referenced masters on an external drive, and I had my external drive connected ...
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Aperture library on self-created FusionDrive: References are lost

I know it's a bit late to ask Aperture questions, but anyway... I run Aperture on an iMac with a self-created FusionDrive. The FusionDrive's volume is called FusionDrive, and it consists of an SSD ...
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What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?

I have large numbers of files in my Photos from my recently migrated Aperture library that show a crossed out reference icon indicating that the "referenced file is offline". If I try to access ...
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Aperture overwrites files with same name

My canon camera was setup with filename numbering to 0001. When the camera reached the 9999, it restarted the numbering to 0001. I didn't noticed the file names since I just import my picture with ...
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Aperture and exporting videos and photos at the same time

I just bought Aperture, as a last ditch attempt to try and get a good export of all of my "projects" (photos and videos in many of the projects) into folders named by event/project. I tried first ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What does 'automatically check for newly published albums' in Aperture mean?

I like using Aperture to upload to Facebook and Flickr, but I don't like how it syncs. For example: What does this option actually do? I can't stand all the lists of my sets on the left hand side ...
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Hosting a remote Aperture image library on a Mac mini server

We take a lot of pictures, and it would be very convenient for us if we were able to organize all of our pictures into one massive, remote "Aperture image repository." So, I got this idea to get a Mac ...
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Can I get Installer for Aperture 3.6?

Apple terminated Aperture at 3.6. Photos.app is the only replacement, for my uses it's far from ready. I want to be sure I can run Aperture 3.6 for at least 2 more years. I'd like an installer. We ...
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How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?

What happens when an Aperture stack is imported into photos? It seems that all of the images in the stack get imported as individual images with no relation to one another. Can that possibly be right?
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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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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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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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organize pictures into destination folders automatically based on date

I have a ~50000 pictures: located in multiple folders not organized, there are duplicates source contains videos, but I need only pictures I would like to organize all of them into subfolders ...
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Selectively control when Aperture/iPhoto opens

Both Aperture and iPhoto have a setting of whether to open "when a camera is connected." I want this option to be checked, but I don't want it to consider my iPad a camera. How can I enable it for ...
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In Aperture 3, Why need option 'detect missing faces'? why not recognise them all in the first scan?

each time i import images, some faces are detected instantly and automatically, but I have to run detect missing faces one time more to find other recognizable faces. Note: they are all auto-...
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How can I get Aperture to use gmail for emailing photos?

I use gmail in a web browser. I don't use Mail at all. Except... In Aperture if I go share -> email it opens up Mail.app. Is there a way through configuration or through a helper app to get ...
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All images offline after clean install

I upgraded to OS X El Capitan via a clean install. While erasing the disk, I renamed it from Macintosh HD to Hard Drive. After installation, I copied all data from an external hard drive back into its ...
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How to import older Aperture photo library after setting up new Photos app and a new library

I was very timid to check out the new Photos.app, and therefore decided to just start a fresh library and have it sync what my phone had through iCloud Photo Library. After checking it out for a bit,...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Write a comment or description for an image in Aperture

I have a ton of new pictures in Aperture (from a vacation.) I am trying to figure out the most productive way for me to crank through them and add a comment or new title. What I have seen calls up a ...
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iPhoto '09 referenced library - modified files are saved locally?

I've been trying to organise my photos better on a NAS (QNAP) that is exposed as an AFP share. I've copied all the JPEGs into an organised structure on the NAS volume manually. I'd like the files on ...
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When syncing photos to iPhone or iPad through iTunes from Aperture, it syncs the wrong (original) versions. Why?

I have an album, let's call it "Europe Trip 2011" within which, in Aperture, I have done at least some degree of editing to all of its pictures (exposure, saturation, curves, etc). As we all know, ...
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Aperture 3 seems to have completely lost all of my ratings. What can I do to recover them?

I noticed the other day that none of the ratings I've made in Aperture are showing up anymore. Firstly, I'm wondering how that could have happened? I've done a number of things lately like relocate ...
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Problem importing iPhoto library in Aperture

I just bought a new mbp and I copied the iPhoto '10 library of my old iMac to the Pictures folder of my mpb. Then I opened iPhoto '11, it said that it has to update the library. To that point it was ...
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Folder-based foto management software for local use

You'd think that there is more than enough foto management software out there. But for quite a while now, I have struggled to find MacOS software suitable for my requirements. The management ...
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Can Aperture open/view/edit a Photos library?

I'm currently using Aperture for all my photos, but I'm considering migrating to Photos to get better support for Burst photos and other such features. Once I've migrated, will I still be able to ...