Aperture to Photos! Anyone been successful ?

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  1. charlie999 macrumors newbie

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    All I read on here is how migrating to photos from Aperture is a nightmare. I'm having major problems with it deleting the album structure for no reason an the ghost albums remaining at iCloud.com that I can't now delete. I'm also aware that forums are usually full of problem stories as this is how we fix them.

    Who out there though has migrated a large library 10000 or more which were stored in many many albums and folders successfully to Photos with the album structure still as it was?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I migrated in an Aperture library of about 7,000 photos in around 200 or so albums with no issues. But I did not use any of the iCloud features either before or after, so that may be your hangup.
     
  3. charlie999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When you say "ICloud features what exactly do you mean please? Do you mean you've never logged onto iCloud.com?
     
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    No, I use iCloud for mail and calendar etc., but I am not using it at all for the photo storage integrated in Photos.
     
  5. charlie999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I see. So none of your pictures sync to your iPhone or iPad etc. They just sit on your Mac.

    Yes I think it's the syncing that messes it up.
     
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    Exactly. I don't use any of that iCloud sync stuff and have no issues.
     
  7. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Is Photos you only image editing and organizing tool? How is it working for you?
     
  8. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    I had no problem at all. I did the switch to Photos and turned on iCloud Photo Library a couple of days after the release last spring and have not looked back at Aperture. Took time for the first sync, but once that was done and I reorganized the imported Aperture folder structure (I use managed not referenced library), Photos began syncing everything flawlessly between my Mac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad. I keep originals on my Mac and MacBook, but picked the settings to download as needed on my iDevices.

    See http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/im...igrating-new-photos-icloud-photo-library.html

    I have been very happy with the editing tools in Photos, but picked up Affinity Photos for occasional heavier editing.
     
  9. manu chao macrumors 603

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    I'd suggest to disable all iCloud features (which essentially is just Photo Stream) in Aperture before the conversion. As others have suggested, convert a local Aperture library into a local Photos library, then switch on cloud features.

    You are aware that Photos doesn't have projects? That it converts projects into albums?
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is working out fine for me as my only photo tool. I setup a smart album that lists all photos that are not in an album. So as new photos accumulate, I go through that album and select groups at a time then add them to a new album named whatever. So I am basically mimicking the old iPhoto behavior of every photo being in an event and I have adapted to that pretty well.
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Thank you. How does it handle RAW files? When you sync with an iOS device, does it sync the entire RAW file or will it convert it to a smaller JPEG? I'm thinking that I will have to have two libraries (one for RAWs and one for JPGs). Right now I'm in LR though.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'm sorry, I don't use RAW so don't know that answer to that question.
     

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