Aperture Projects to iPad...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HungryWriter, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. HungryWriter macrumors newbie


    Mar 15, 2010
    I just recently moved from iPhoto to Aperture. Can you upload Projects into iPad instead of Events?

    The iPad can change model portfolios as we know it. I'd love to use it to showcase my photos!
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Been searching for an answer to this as well.
    Interested in using the iPad as a digital portfolio and was curious if Aperture projects can replace iPhoto events on the iPad.
  3. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    I use Aperture with my iPad. The way it works, when you select projects to go to the iPad, they show up under "Events" in the iPad Photos app. Any albums will go into the Albums section and of course, places works as expected.

    So basically it works like you would expect, just mapping Aperture projects into the Events section on iPad.

    Also, if you use stacks, only the selected/pick picture will get synchronized (like when publishing), not the whole stack. I'd have to double check to be sure, but am fairly certain of this. Personally I am happy about this as I use stacks as mini-projects anyway.

    All-in-all it seems to work great and I really enjoy browsing a day's results on my iPad. The only thing I'd wish for is some way to mark pictures, flag, tag, or folders, anything like that, so I could do some preliminary work before sitting down with Aperture.
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Thanks for the reply!
    Now just to wait for the 3G model.. Hurry hurry hurry!! :)
  5. kLy macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2007
    Sorry to bring up an old thread but this totally does not work at all.

    The order of all the projects and albums are completely screwed. I can't seem to find any kind of pattern (it's not by date or by name / path or anything I can tell).

    Is everyone else living happily with this?

    Not only that, of course the photos themselves in the projects have out of whack order as well (slaps forehead). see http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3381

    Seriously, I didn't shell out that extra dough for Aperture for *this*!
  6. FotoDirk macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    The order of the projects is exactly as it is on Aperture.

    In Aperture you have folders and in thise folders you have projects.
    Open the tree stucture in the inspector of aperture and you will see that the events on the iPAD is exactly organized as projects come along in that tree-structure.

    I did not try to rearrange folders/projects in Aperture yet to check if that is taken over on the iPAD then. But I assume it is.

    But indeed it would be nicer if there where some options on the iPAD to sort thses projects and also photo's in a project. For me sorting on date would be the first one needed.
  7. kLy macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2007
    That's very strange. For me it doesn't follow the order I have in Aperture in the least, it's completely random with projects from a decade ago mixed together with ones from last week way at the top of the list... arg!

    The tree structure in Aperture is exactly that, a tree structure. However the iPad/iPhone/iPhoto uses a flat structure to display all the "events". Now I don't know how Aperture/iLife is flattening these, it seems completely random.

    An A3, if you go to Library -> Projects you'll see a nice flattened view of your projects and here they're sorted in a decent sane way (mine is by Date - Newest first). However the iPad does not follow this order at all.

    What is yours set to?
  8. FotoDirk macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    It is not how they are displayed in the main window, but in the "inspector".
    In the inspector the folders and containing projects are not sorted per date, but rather in a way you have put them there.

    I tried rearranging some folders/projects in the inspector (result in main window sorted per date stays the same). And indeed the order on the iPAD is updated.

    Note that a folder is not synched to the iPAD. But these folder do a sort of grouping/sorting in your inspector.

    Attached a pict to explain. The iPAD screen capture has a green border. The rest is the Aperture screen. To the left in the inspector there is a folder "Easy Moving". With red arrows you see them sorted per date on the Aperture screen. And the yellow ones show how they appear on the iPAD.
    It is not the nicest solution at this moment as these folders are not visible on the iPAD.
  9. kLy macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2007
    Wow! Thanks a bunch! :) Interesting to see that this all works out for you. But it sure doesn't for me. I'm wondering why exactly it is. Perhaps it's because you only have a two-level folder structure in your example and my organisation is more complex and thus confuses the crap out of Aperture / iTunes?

    See the attached for an example from my iPad/Aperture. I had to paste the right hand side together from different parts, otherwise it wouldn't fit, but I've arranged it so that its order is correct top to bottom as it would appear in the list in Aperture.

    As you can see the order is *completely* random! In some parts, I can almost say it's going by alphabet: Airshow, Aker... but then it goes to "01 - Jan" all of a sudden.

    Other parts you could almost say it's going by the order in the Aperture list as you suggest: 03 - March, 04 - April... but then May to July is dumped somewhere else entirely randomly on the iPad's list and "08 - August" is here again. The "01 - Jan" here also comes from a completely different folder altogether.

    The whole thing just seems royally screwed to me :(

    Is everyone else getting the order they want on the iPad or just being silently frustrated?

    Let us also not forget that the order for pictures themselves *within* the projects are also royally screwed as well. This one Apple even acknowledges: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3381 but the "resolution" there is a joke.

    Seems like Apple just really doesn't care about the Pro market here.

    Attached Files:

  10. FotoDirk macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    So you have the 03-March and the 04-April folders. And then it goes to 08-August. Now are you sure that the 05, 06 and 07 projects are at all available somewhere on your iPAD?

    Just a hint that maybe the strange sort order can be part because not all projects are synched on your iPAD.

    In aperture you need to generate "preview images" otherwise some of the projects might not be synched.
  11. kLy macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2007
    Yup the projects are all there but somewhere else and the previews are turned on.

    However, I did find that the option in iTunes was chosen "include these albums etc and all projects", which includes all the projects but I guess in some strange order. I've set this now to just plain include everything and everything (the first option) and bingo! The order is now as you described :)

    Great! Thanks, this has been very helpful.

    However I am of course now left with the problem that due to the order that's based on the inspector and my organization, all my most recent stuff is at the bottom, which is perfectly ok in a collapsable tree environment but really horrible on the ipads flat list. Now I have to frantically scroll to the bottom of the list each time I bring up photos (oh, Apple, thank thee for the scroll to top shortcut, how about a scroll to bottom one?). But at least there is some kind of sense in the order now, even though it's far from optimal at least it isn't completely random :)


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