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

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Aperture to automatically import videos

Is it possible to have Aperture import videos alongside pictures when importing from a phone. It can handle videos, but when it shows me the list of things to import, only pictures are displayed.
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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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how to keep low-res photos handy, while archiving high-res versions?

I have a laptop with a 256Gb SSD that always seems to be full. A lot of my disk space is used by photos (in Aperture and iPhoto). What I really want is to have low-res versions of all my photos on ...
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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 ?
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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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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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How to move from Aperture to iPhoto

What's the best way to import my Aperture library to iPhoto?
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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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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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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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Installing Aperture from the App Store when a previous version is installed

I have installed Apple Aperture some time ago using a serial (likely pirated) that I searched for on the internet. Now, I want to purchase a legal version through the App Store, but it is seeing the ...
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Tagging Faces in Aperture 3 and syncing with Facebook tags

When I tag someones face in Aperture, it lets me either choose a name from Facebook (with the FB icon), or from my Address Book. Sometimes, these names may differ. One of my issues with uploading to ...
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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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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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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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Why do I need to “repair permissions” on my Aperture library in order to migrate to Photos?

After installing Apple Photos as part of the 10.10.3 update and attempting to migrate my Aperture library I get an error message about "permissions" on my Aperture library: What does this mean and ...
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How frequently is Photo Stream synced to Aperture?

I've been experiencing considerable delays between the time I take a photo and the time it shows up in Aperture's synced Photo Stream. Specifically, the photos show up on other devices that consume ...
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How does one reorganize one's entire Aperture library from scratch?

I imported pictures into Aperture from iPhoto and since then, added a lot of new ones. I'd like to start over because the dates on the tags/folders in which the pictures are organized are not ...
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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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Why does Aperture keep forgetting my preference to enable Photo Stream?

I enabled Photo Stream as soon as the feature was available in Aperture 3.2.2, yet sometimes I have to remind the app that I want Photo Stream enabled. I confirm that I want to enable Photo Stream ...
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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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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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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 to force include files in Time Machine

I'd like to force-include some files in Time Machine. Specifically I want to force-include "iPod Photo Cache" and "Thumbnails" in my Aperture Library. I have checked this file: ...
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What is a method for sharing an Aperture library?

As a group (work, family,...), you produce an Aperture library on your computer. Others (spouse, coworker...) in the group now want to access and edit this library from other computers. Any ...
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What do the Photo Stream settings in Aperture do?

I understand that the iOS 5 Photo Stream is a collection of all of the recent photos taken on all iOS 5 devices in a given account, synced with those devices through the cloud. It is not clear to me, ...
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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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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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Batch editing metadata in Aperture

In Aperture 3.2.2, is it possible to batch edit photos' metadata? For three days, my camera's clock was one year ahead but with the correct date, and I want to set them right all at the same time.
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Aperture: during Import, keys to check/uncheck an image?

In Aperture 3, at the beginning of the Import process, one can select/check or unselect/uncheck images one by one. But it requires the mouse. In the Viewer view, during that selection process, I can ...
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Using a Mac Mini as a central photo repository

Is it possible to setup a mac mini as a central photo repository and have all the tagging and extra info follow to the other computers on the network? Or would each computer have to access iPhoto on ...
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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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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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New Photos.app & iCloud photo library: how to save space on mac

I am migrating from aperture to the new photos. In aperture, I had my originals on an external hard drive (i.e. the library was local, but the originals were on the external drive). Now in iPhoto, I ...
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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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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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Aperture: use iptc tags for face recognition

I have about 10'000 pictures with iptc tags. Aperture shows this tags after the pictures have been imported. Most of the tags are person names. Is there a way to use this tags to assist face ...
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Aperture previews not showing up using shared aperture library

My wife and I both have our own user profiles on a shared MBP, I have also set up Aperture to look at a library within the shared user folder and we both have full read/write permissions. The problem ...
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Can Aperture auto-delete photos after import from an iPhone

I'm trying out Aperture to see whether I should upgrade from iPhoto. I take a lot of photos on my iPhone and have always imported, then deleted these using iPhoto. After importing photos from my photo ...
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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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Why are my images exported to flickr at a lower resolution when I asked for “Actual size”?

When I export a bunch of images to Flickr by using the built-in share to flickr, I see the images getting exported but they all appear as max 1024 pixels on either side. I did select "Actual size" ...
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External hard drive frequently ejects itself when using Aperture

I have a brand new external hard drive which frequently ejects itself on a regular basis (every ~20 minutes or so), seemingly only when I have Aperture open (my Aperture library is located on the ...
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Add casual material such as screenshot fast to Final Cut Pro video? How? From Desktop?

I am able to add pictures from iPhone and Aperture to Final Cut Pro and I would like to fast add screenshots. I tried to do this from Desktop and no such option. How can I fast add casual material ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I clear my iPhone camera roll without losing any photo?

It seems to me that all photos taken with the iPhone go into: the iPhone Camera Roll the iCloud photo stream iPhoto/Aperture projects (e.g. "Photo stream for Decembre 2014") Can I clear completely ...
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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 ...