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There are two choices available right now: Photomatix Hydra You should try both and see which matches your “taste” better :)


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You should consider Aperture to be a replacement for iPhoto. When you switch to Aperture, you will import your iPhoto DB of photos into Aperture and work with your photos exclusively in Aperture. The features that you are used to in iPhoto will be available in Aperture. Aperture still have a 30-day free trial available from Apple. What you can do is make ...


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I'm currently making the transition from Lightroom over to Aperture. You are right in that Aperture is more like Lightroom than Photoshop. Its primary use is as a digital library for managing your photos, and videos. Much like iPhoto. Lightroom and Aperture both have good editing functionality and both have the ability to use plugins for expanding the ...


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Instead of clicking on the "Confirm Faces" button, simply select all the photos that match (using shift-click or any other method) and then drag them to the space above the grey bar that says "John may also be in the photos below". This has the affect of bulk confirming your selection as being John.


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In full screen mode move your mouse to the top of the screen, a toolbar will drop down which has the red eye tool. The is also a button for the inspector hud which is the same as the usual adjustment palette. Brushes work just the same.


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This is a very easy operation that basically is one menu item away. File -> Relocate Originals… So, just connect whatever drive you want to store some photos on and select those photos (by project, album, smart folder, whatever) and then relocate them. A standard file dialog will appear and you can move them to whatever folder you want on the other ...


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Just wait a little longer. What happens is that it starts by uploading 1024-sized images, and then later replaces them with high-resolution versione. So if you check flickr while it is still working you will see the lower-resolution versions but wait and reload and it will be high-resolution.


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Put the library file in a folder that is accessible to other computers and set permissions so that it can be accessed/edited by other users. You also need to be certain that only one person is editing the file at any given time – the software isn't designed as a shared database and I don't know what, if any, protections it provides against this scenario. ...


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Using Aperture/Lightroom require a different way of thinking to Photoshop. Personally I use Lightroom as it is more like the traditional darkroom process. It's also quicker for getting lots of images out the door, which works well with my style of photography (motorsport), the editing functions aren't as deep, but they are pretty much the same as Adobe ...


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I use both Aperture to store and manage my hobby photography and any pro work I do iPhoto to hold my family and friends snapshots (and manage my personal flickr, facebook and web gallery sites). If I use the pro camera for any personal stuff, I process in Aperture, copy the final selections to iPhoto and remove them from Aperture. For me, its best to ...


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Some options: Make a Media Browser with Automator - takes about 30 seconds - and you can invoke it in many ways - including with a contextual menu its, Install an app like http://www.karelia.com/imedia/ which will do the same with some extra bells and whistles. That said, if you use an app like Aperture or iPhoto to manage your photos then they are the ...


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Automatic Import: Imports any pictures received via Photo Stream into the main Aperture library. A copy will be created for this which remains even after the 1000th picture has been added to the stream and which can be edited For this to work Aperture has to be open/running. If the 1000 picture threshold is reached while Aperture is not running, pictures ...


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In addition to Henry’s information, here’s a picture to make it more clear: The “hidden Toolbar” Don’t miss The Palette, it contains interesting options for these brushes: UPDATE If you want the “Hidden Toolbar” to remain ‘pinned’ while working in full screen, simply touch this…switch onto the lock position:


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Given your 12,000 images are 2.61 GB in total, they're about 228 kB each — is this right? and is this typical of your entire 280 GB of photos? By default, Aperture makes previews and thumbnails to speed things up, based on the assumption that your images are quite large (e.g. 2+ MB) and loading + displaying them will take a long time. For low resolution ...


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Attempting to open the library repair tools by holding down ⌘⌥ while opening that library and then clicking Cancel results in Aperture correctly opening it and adjusting the version number in the library file so that it can be normally opened on future attempts. Adjustments, including the updated Highlights & Shadows, seem to properly downgrade. Video ...


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I have spent the better part of 6 hours researching this exact question, it appears that the answer is NO. I miss the mobileMe gallery more and more.


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Depending on how your Aperture library is set up, I think it will do this automatically. If you use a referenced library (see the Aperture manual for more information on managed vs referenced), Aperture won't store the hi-res masters in its own library - it will leave the file management up to you. It does, however, keep a low-res preview of the image in ...


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As of Aperture 3.3, iPhoto and Aperture can now open the same photo libraries, so no importing is necessary.


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You can do a batch adjustment of time and date, in Aperture under Metadata > Adjust Time and Date. From there you can specify an increment (one year back in your case) and all of th dates will be adjusted relatively. More information from the Aperture manual is here.


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1) Open Image Capture from the Spotlight (You can also find it in the Applications folder) 2) Connect your iPad 3) You should see your device listed under devices column on the left. Select it. 4) In the bottom left, choose "No Application" under the option for choosing which application opens when this device is connected.


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One method you might consider is using Aperture itself to create your web gallery. Use File > New > Web Page to create a web album, then fill it with photos from your smart album. Aperture won't duplicate photos in this album even when you drag in duplicates, so you'll end up with one copy of each image after all of your updates. When you publish the web ...


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You could start with Apple's free training videos at Aperture 3 video tutorials. Also see the list of Aperture training resources and general Aperture resources (including downloads, extras and training). There are other paid video tutorials from VTC, Lynda, Kelby Training, etc.


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Here's how I eventually solved this problem. It took a few steps, and requires some scripting and command line hackery, but it did the trick. Export the pictures you want to update from Aperture to a folder, say ~/Pictures/Updates Open the album in iPhoto Use this AppleScript to get a list of filenames for the master images set output_filename to ...


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Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command) This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based ...


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I you can just go to the view Menu. And toggle the 'Show Original Image' This will stick a label on the image so you know you are seeing an Original rather than a Preview. The setting is global by the looks of it. And works in the compare mode.


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Aperture will continue to look in the old location until you tell it differently. To do this: Quit Aperture before changing the volume/folder names. Make your changes in Finder. Reopen Aperture and go to Aperture > Preferences. Click General, if necessary. Under the Library Location option, click Choose. Locate your library and click Select. Quit Aperture ...


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Just drag the image in from Finder (including Desktop and Dock) to the timeline:


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You can use Hazel (http://www.noodlesoft.com/hazel.php) to organise and file your photos. In Hazel you can create rules to act on files, these rules can be based on for example file metadata or EXIF information. The rule actions can create new folders and subfolders from these attributes and copy the files into the right location (it can also handle file ...


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Normally Photo Stream should sync across devices within seconds, so long as the device that took the photo is on WiFi. However, I've also run into cases where Aperture's PhotoStream folder lags in showing recent images. When this happens I've been able to fix the issue by disabling and then re-enabling Photo Stream in Aperture's settings. It will re-sync ...


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The approach we have used is a simple shared folder containing an Aperture library. I can report that this solution is ok but fragile -- permissions on the shared folder need to be fixed every so often. Dropbox would certainly work in your case, but I suspect that you'll need substantial storage space, which would be rather expensive. If cost weren't ...



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