Aperture library on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dgalvan123, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. dgalvan123 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2008
    I was using a free trial of Aperture 3, to decide if I wanted to upgrade to Aperture from iPhoto.

    However, my family and I are used to viewing our photos using events on our Apple TV (2nd Generation). The events have a nice grid-view of multiple events that allows easy navigation to find the event of interest. For Aperture, only the list of Albums and Smart Albums is displayed on the Apple TV, with "Projects" (apparently the Aperture version of iPhoto's "events", mixed in to the one-dimensional list. Also, this list seems to be in random order, so for a large library it is impractical (and quite frustrating) to find a particular event of interest. This makes navigating to the photos we want to see on our TV very difficult, and is single-handedly holding me up from upgrading to Aperture.

    I also notice this is documented in an Apple Support document, here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1056
    "Note that only albums (including Smart albums) are available, projects are not."

    I would love for Apple to modify the code for Aperture (or iTunes? or Apple TV?) such that "projects" are viewable on the Apple TV for an Aperture library in the same 2D grid way that "events are viewable on the Apple TV for an iPhoto library. (Yes I have already submitted feedback to Apple.)

    Anyone know of a workaround for this?
  2. penguy macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2007
    interesting. I just purchased my :apple:TV last night and connected to my Aperture library...I was disappointed in the layout, but didn't think to try my iPhoto to see how that looks...my iPhoto version is older...so it may not produce the format you like...will check tonight.

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