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

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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 this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to move from Aperture to iPhoto

What's the best way to import my Aperture library to iPhoto?
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How can I delete original photos locally and retain the low-res versions?

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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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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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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Apple Photos curation and face-detection stuck forever since macOS Big Sur. How to fix?

Apple Photos is stuck forever in face recognition and photo curation. How can I get it working again? I) Photo Library Charateristics I mentioned that I had one main system photo library (being mostly ...
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Can I use my iPad to organize photos that are stored externally? [closed]

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 (client)...
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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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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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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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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 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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Migrate from Aperture to Photos: use Catalina or Mojave?

I have an old Aperture photo library and I am now planning to finally upgrade from Mojave to Catalina on that system. I know I need to migrate my photo library but I'd like to know in what order I ...
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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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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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Photos.app Very Slow at Consolidating

I've had a referenced library of photos in Aperture for years, but after moving to Photos (2.0 on Sierra), I wanted to consolidate them so they could be on iCloud Photo Library along with the photos I ...
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AppleScript for lifting & stamping latitude & longitude of photos onto themselves

After repairing my Aperture library, I have over 3000 photos with latitude and longitude information whose place displays as "Unnamed location" on the map. If I lift and stamp the data using Shift+...
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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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Is Aperture compatible with High Sierra upgrade process?

If I update the newest software version to 10.13 and apply all security patches, will it delete my Aperture program?
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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: /System/Library/...
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Backup copy of hard links on another drive

I have two external HDDs for photo library storage (Volume A) and its backup (Volume B). On volume A, there are multiple Aperture libraries (.migratedaplibrary) and Photos library (.photoslibrary), ...
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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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How can I rename my files with datestamps in Aperture and keep them in order?

Here's the problem: If I shoot in continuous mode, I can have several images per second. Aperture will happily import these and rename them with Date @ Time, but subsequently sorting either by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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OSX suddenly hangs/beachballs all the time - possibly caused by windowserver or aperture?

Since a day, my Macbook Pro has (quite suddenly) become very slow. Of course, this is just a couple days before a major deadline :-). Any help would be appreciated! If there any questions I can answer,...
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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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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 best to migrate a large Aperture library to Photos? [closed]

I've got a large Aperture library of images from 2016 and earlier. I started using photos for my phone and eventually used it for everything. I now want to use Photos rather than Aperture, so that I ...
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Making a portable version of an Aperture Library

I'm going on holiday. I want to copy my aperture library to an external disk, work on my keywording while I'm gone, and copy the library back, when I get back. In principle I don't have to copy the ...
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Photos are suddenly duplicated between iPhoto and Aperture; any methods to de-dupe?

I have a library for iPhoto and a separate library for Aperture. A random sampling of hundreds of events (ex: "Jun 22, 2014") which consists of thousands of photos are suddenly appearing in Aperture....
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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 ...