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

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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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Aperture and iTunes freezing, bringing down Snow Leopard entirely

I've got a 27" dual-core iMac of the generation before the current one. HDD is 2 TB, RAM is 8 GB. I've got Aperture 3 installed and updated, with a photo library totaling 180 GB. With increasing ...
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After importing pictures into Aperture how can I find them in Finder?

When I import pictures from my camera using Aperture I can find them by using Aperture to browse through its library, but I generally want to access them from Finder. Where might they be?
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In Aperture, is there a way to confirm faces in bulk?

In the Aperture 3 "Faces" view, when clicking on a person, there is a section "John may also be in the photos below". By clicking on the "Confirm Faces" button, you have the ability to click on each ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Does it make sense to use Aperture 3 in combination with iPhoto or can you drop iPhoto?

I've just ordered my first mac and as an impatient hobby photographer I've already been reading up a lot on Aperture and iPhoto. I've seen the iPhoto '11 presentation and was very impressed with the ...
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Aperture vs Photoshop

I already have a lot of experience in Photoshop because I normally use it to edit my photos, but I've heard that Aperture is far better (or easier to use) than Photoshop. I started using the trial ...
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Can I use my iPad to organize photos that are stored externally?

I would like to organize my photos with iPad (remove, edit, create albums etc). I have the synology NAS and I can run the Photo app on the NAS (server) and I can use the DS Photo+ app on iPad ...
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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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How do I migrate my Aperture library from my primary HDD to an external drive?

I have about 53GB of photos in my Aperture library which is stored on my internal HDD. I would like to move this library onto an external hard disk and continue to use Aperture without any loss of ...
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Slideshow display in Aperture

Having had a certain amount of frustration with the iphoto-11 slide show dept, I decided to get Aperture and see if the grass was greener on the other side. I imported the whole shebang, and my slide ...
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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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Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to

I'm experimenting with aperture, and it seems the preview and thumbs file is 3x (Three Times!!) larger than the actual photos in the album. Basically, I have a folder with ~ 2.61 GB (~12,000 images) ...
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Using Brushes (mainly dodge and burn) in Aperture 3 while in Full Screen Mode

One of the reasons I went to Aperture from iPhoto was that I could easily dodge and burn my photos, which iPhoto doesn't let you do. I have also been enjoying the full screen mode in aperture, where ...
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How do you stop iPhoto/Aperture launching when you sync an iPad?

How do you stop iPhoto/Aperture launching when you sync an iPad?
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How do I handle HDR photos in Aperture 3?

What plugin do you guys use to handle HDR photos in Aperture 3 ?