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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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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 drive(...


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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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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 enabled 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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I updated from Mavericks to El Captian and suddenly Aperture 3.4.5 stopped working. Sadly, the Aperture 3.6 update is not available in the App store. Don't know if this is a temporary thing or it's gone forever. However, if you have 3.6 on another Mac you can drag the app itself to a flash drive and simply drop it in your App folder. It did it today and it ...


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IF you bought Aperture from the Mac App Store, you should be able to re-download it from there from the Purchases tab, even though it’s no longer available for sale. (However, I never did, so I can’t confirm this.) I can confirm this is possible to download on High Sierra still and that it is in the Purchases tab. If you can't find it you may have ...


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


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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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See https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/180313/54484 The files were not duplicated, rather additional hard links were created. The data exists once, and each hard link is simply a pointer to that data on the hard drive. Deleting one library will not recover any significant space, because hard links to the same data still exist. Finder shows the size for each ...


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Here's what it says in an Apple Support article: iPhoto — and Aperture, if you downloaded it — remains on your system in the Applications folder, and you can continue to use it. If you open iPhoto or Aperture after you upgrade to Photos, you’ll be asked if you want to open your library there or in Photos. Any changes or edits you make in iPhoto or Aperture ...


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The solution is to avoid direct import by Aperture. Import them onto the disk using your camera software, or by using a card reader, or if you camera is suppored as a 'device' then direct copy in Finder. Run the command: exiftool -d %Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S '-filename<${datetimeoriginal}.${subsectimeoriginal}.%e' This will format the filename as 2016-12-...


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If you mean that you're going to upgrade to the newest version of Mac OS, the answer is that you should be OK, it should not delete Aperture, but it's always best to have a backup whenever you are doing an upgrade, just in case. IF you bought Aperture from the Mac App Store, you should be able to re-download it from there from the Purchases tab, even though ...


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There is no way to import an Aperture/iPhoto library except start a new Photos library and have it convert from an existing Aperture/iPhoto library. I think the best solution would be to start a new Photos library based on your existing Aperture library. Attach your iPhone to the Mac and wait for it to appear in the sidebar in Photos, then import everything ...


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As far as I can tell: All the images are imported. The "Stack Pick" gets the keyword "Stack Pick." (Very unfortunately…) In all other respects, images that were parts of stacks are indistinguishable from images that are not parts of stacks. This means it's not possible to automatically find all images that are parts of stacks, but not the stack pick. (To ...


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Here's what I know about Photos Version 1.0 (209.52.0): Albums you make in Photos are only sortable by date ascending or manually (drag the photos in the order you wish) Shared Albums are not sortable - last in on the bottom The All Photos album isn't sortable - last in on the bottom (and imports are multi-threaded, so don't expect photos to be arranged in ...


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You could try using this menu bar app http://gfx.io to force integrated only mode (provided you don't used an external display) and see if stability improves. Sounds like you are using an iMac (or MacBook Pro)? I had a similar issue with graphics-instability in my 2009 Mac Pro. After I replaced the graphics card I realized the original one was chock-full of ...


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I'm guessing it's using the boot drive [its own Library structure, in fact] as a scratch disk & making the video as raw data, which it will then compress & copy to the desired location. You cannot dictate which drive it will use for scratch, unlike Photoshop, so the only thing I can think to 'fix' it [other than start deleting stuff] would be to ...


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Ok, found it. You just have to create a new library (open iPhoto with the alt key pressed), quit iPhoto, and open it again with alt pressed and select the original library file. Open iTunes, et voilà!


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1) In my experience, I've found that simply quitting either Aperture or iPhoto and re-opening is the easiest solution to a stall in the syncing process. I've experienced similar issues before. As to to the "why?" - that being "why does Photostream stall when switching networks," I can't provide an answer. But the failsafe solution is to quit and re-open the ...


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Deleting the picture from My Photo Stream instead of the imported versions in your computer should do the trick. To do so just: Open the My Photo Stream view in either iPhoto or Aperture. Select the pictures to delete. Press the Delete key and click Delete.


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This exact thing stopped me from using Aperture and Lightroom for some time as that's all I could see it doing, but a bit of research showed that thankfully this was not the only way! Above, you can see the options for where to store the photos you're importing. You can put them into the library (default), leave them alone, move them to the Pictures folder ...


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As per Frizlab's comment, if you click on a name in the list of faces in aperture (the thumbnails on the corkboard screen), then you can edit the name there, and it applies globally.


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In the case that your library has SOME structure left to it, press and hold the command and option keys, then open Aperture. A window will appear that says, "Photo Library First Aid". Tick the "Rebuild Database" option. I would recommend duplicating the library in case something goes terribly wrong.


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I do not know of a built-in solution. The Faces feature allows multiple photos to be associated with the same person and thus requires the user to choose which face to use for each contact. You can use the (paid) third party app Ensoul Contacts from the Mac App Store to achieve this (check recent reviews and decide): Easily match Faces with your Contacts ...


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You can see them because they have file sharing or some other service turned on. Unless you have turned on some sharing options (like file sharing, remote login, Remote Management, etc…) they can't see your computer on the network. If you have turned on some sharing options then they can see your computer, but probably can't access anything outside of your "/...


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It doesn't seem possible through Automator, but it could be through a little complex Applescript… My personal approach was first gather various projects by context in folders (e.g. abroad holidays) and then - for each of them - export its content as an external library every 5 years. Hope this can apply to you! O.T.: I'd like to post this as a comment, but ...


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If Aperture's activity window isn't showing you the file name of what is being uploaded then my suggestion is a bit terminal intensive (you've been warned). $ sudo fs_usage | grep 'DSC_' you can replace what's in the ' ' with the beginning of your image names or even the suffix of .jpeg or .nef or what have you. You should even be able to write 'Aperture' ...


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