Aperture 2 and CD backups

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  1. Macbobit macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am new Aperture and have recently started using it to organise my photos. I like it a lot but I am yet to come across a simple way of backing up my projects to CD ( I want to use CDs because I heard they are more reliable in the long run). I back up my work with both the vault feature and time machine but just in case something happens to those drives I want to have my stuff on CD as well.

    Does anybody have any tips?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Unlike LightRoom which gives you the ability to export catalogs for specific folders, I don't believe aperture has such capability.

    While the vault feature is awesome, it really doesn't work when all you need is a specific project.

    You could export the masters with metadata, that's pretty close to what you may be asking but other then that, I'm not sure there is a solution.
     
  3. Macbobit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I suspected as much. I erred on getting lightroom for a couple of other reasons but anyway...

    Thanks very much!:)
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    No problem. I've been an aperture user since day one and found it to be a great program. It's very good with organizing your images and the UI allows you to bounce around quite easily.

    I just converted over to LightRoom, and if I can provide any advice, the sooner you do it the easier the transition because your library is only going to grow.


    Personally I found the editing tools for LR to be much better the aperture's. While aperture has the plug-in architecture and that's a great thing, its almost there to fill the lack of editing capability and its destructive.

    While I don't think you can go wrong with either tool, I'm finding that LR fits my needs better then aperture could have. As usual ymmv
     

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