Glitch: Import from D80-->Image Capture-->Aperture = WHAT?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Shacklebolt, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    Imported 205 .NEF from D80 into Aperture. Towards the end... things started getting screwey. I tried reimporting one at a time, and it worked again.

    What the hell happened?

    Note: This is how it imported. I know the tint slider is slightly to the left, but I guarantee it makes no difference
     

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  2. eddx macrumors regular

    eddx

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    I am a Nikon D80 user but use Lightroom rather than Aperture.

    Yesterday I came home from a shoot and copied over the DCIM folder from the card onto the desktop (I don't let Lightroom take the data straight off the card because I had problems with earlier versions). It got to 95% transfered and stopped. Turns out one of the files was corrupt. Why? Well I had filled the memory card, no images left. My last image was too big for the remaining space on the card and it corrupted that file. Thankfully I restarted my laptop and had only lost one photo, not a whole card full.

    I don't believe this is what happened to you, but I don't fully understand your problem and would love to help, please give us more details of your problem.
     
  3. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    Well, this is just from a standard upload off my D80. It's just so weird.... I have no clue how that happened with several of them.

    Eh... perhaps my SDHC card is corrupted or something. A good third of the 205 came out similarly green.

    The reason I import using Image capture is because Aperture has problems getting .NEF files off my D80 (not my D300 though). I'm not sure why/how this is. Hmph.
     
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I NEVER import directly from camera to computer, nor directly into Aperture. Instead, I use a CF card reader (or for cameras that require it, an SD card reader) and import the images to a folder on the desktop. After that I look through them in Photo Mechanic before then importing just the ones I will be post-processing into Aperture. This system works for me and I don't worry about corruption issues affecting either the camera or the computer.
     
  5. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    I'm curious - why do you never import directly into Aperture? Like, what is the harm in it? Will a lone corrupted file damage Aperture?
     
  6. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Have you had any luck fixing the WB/Tint in these (Edit, I get the impression import worked second time)?

    Why does it say 'RAW Fine Tuning' 'Unavailable' ?? Is it usually like that? I use those controls with RAWs from my D70. Just wondering if that's indicative or normal.
     
  7. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I like the flexibility of being able to do whatever I want with the image files, and in some instances I may just want to edit one or two in CS3 without touching Aperture. Also, I prefer to review them all first quickly in Photo Mechanic. Once I view them in Photo Mechanic I winnow out the ones I know I won't be processing at all and just import the ones I want into Aperture. That way Aperture and my Aperture vault aren't filled with the images I'm not going to use. I have found that PM is faster than Aperture as far as simply reviewing images.

    When I first began using Aperture I indeed was importing all my files directly into Aperture, and then a friend suggested that this might not be the best technique, so I changed my workflow a bit and am quite happy with it now. I have always used card readers to handle the transport of images into the computer, as it is quicker and there is no wear-and-tear on the camera battery.
     

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