Aperture 3/iPhoto question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HE15MAN, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

    HE15MAN

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    #1
    I have been uploading all my pictures directly into previously my iPhoto Library, but now, I am putting them directly into Aperture 3. Should I be sending them all to folders and keep the folders under my "Pictures" folder, or is it ok to store them in the Aperture library?

    Is there a way to get all my pictures in the Aperture library exported into folder format?

    Thanks
     
  2. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HE15MAN

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  3. AndyGordon macrumors newbie

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    Where you store images is your choice, Aperture allows you to use a folder structure and 'Reference' them from their or to 'Manage' them in the Aperture db. Either way has its pro's and con's

    To export your Aperture images into a folder (on your hard drive I assume), create an Automator Item with two actions:

    1. Choose Projects
    2. Export Masters (if you want masers) or
    2. Export versions if you want that, or both if you want the original and version

    The second step allows you to select folder formats based on Project Name, various date options or custom names

    Cheers
     
  4. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, I will give this a try. This is exactly what I was looking to do. I have never used Automator before. Is it pretty straightforward.
     
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