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Photos does not actually move the files or duplicate them when importing from an existing iPhoto or Aperture library. It simply creates hard links to the files in their original location from the new Photos library. See how Photos saves disk space on Apple's site. More on hard links from Ars Technica: A hard link is simply a reference to some data on ...


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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While the correct answer above notes that this may save space on Your hard disk but I believe I am finding that it still DOUBLES the space on your backup server... and I believe this includes time machine backups. I have a 1 terabyte OS drive which has 200+GB full. After my upgrade to 10.10 (and photos), I whacked my time machine backup so that I could ...


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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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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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Some explanations about where your iPhone photos are stored: the iPhone Camera Roll Sure. This is the only standard thing that happens. the iCloud photo stream Happens only when you have enable the My Photo Stream option in Settings->iCloud->Photos iPhoto/Aperture projects Will be the case if you connect your iPhone to you Mac and sync/export your ...


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Apple often uses custom permissions to prevent users from going inside library files and deleting files that need to be in place since they are thumbnails and/or database files or referenced in database files. Here's an official knowledge base article on the permissions required and steps to fix it. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204484 Reading your ...


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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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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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Yes you can, here are the steps: Connect your external disk Open Finder and go to <your home folder>/Pictures move the Aperture Library.aplibrary file to a location on your new disk Open Aperture and go to preferences ( from menu or by pressing ⌘+, ) On the General tab, change the location of the library to where you copied the Aperture ...


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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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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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Open Terminal.app, type "cd " (Take care of the space after the cd) and drag your Aperture library in that window, then hit return. Now type xattr -d com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem "iPod Photo Cache" xattr -d com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem "Thumbnails" Hit return again and do a backup.


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$sudo tmutil removeexclusion <file name>


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There are no perfect solutions to the this. To maintain the full quality of the images in Aperture, your best bet is going to be exporting the Master files from Aperture, then re-importing them into iPhoto. If you've done extensive edits to your images, you will also want to export versions of those files in the highest quality possible, and import those ...


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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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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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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 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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