|Jun 17, 2009, 01:59 PM||#1|
How does stacks work in Aperture 2?
I'm getting Aperture 2 soon but I'm slightly confused about how stacks work.
When I import a RAW image into the Aperture library, that is the master - am I correct?
but when I duplicate it, does it make another stack or is the duplicated RAW image stacked under the master. Or do they both become masters (like two completely different images?)
Also when I adjust a RAW image (brightness, highlights, etc.) and save the file, is it saved as a version under the master of the stack? this is all very confusing!!
basically what is saved as a version and what is saved as a completely different master?
|Jun 17, 2009, 02:38 PM||#2|
Adjustments in Aperture are just a set of instructions that are applied to the master image. When new adjustments are made, the master or a version is duplicated, Aperture makes a new set of instructions for that version.
The Aperture Manual has more information on this. http://www.apple.com/support/aperture/
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|Jun 20, 2009, 10:10 AM||#3|
Any new version you make from a RAW file within aperture is a version, not a new master. That is because the picture you see is really just a "recipe" of adjustments applied to the original RAW file and a new photograph is not actually created on your hard disk. thus the file space taken up is minimal.
AFAIK there is no way to actually duplicate the master file, and there is no reason to do so because it would just duplicate file space. That's the beauty of RAW and nondestructive editing.
If OTOH you create a tiff or jpg in photoshop and edit and re-save it, now you have a new master because that image cannot be recreated by aperture. So in that case you have a whole new file, and it's a master. These files unfortunately can get quite large - with saved layers I routinely have images that are 300-500mb a piece
You can stack masters, versions, or any combination you wish.
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