Going backwards: Aperture 3 to iPhoto '11

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MikeinJapan, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    I need to move my Aperture (3) library to my Mac Mini that is running iPhoto '11. How can I do this?
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    To access your Aperture library:

    Choose File > Show Aperture Library.
    The same view of your Aperture library organization that you see in Aperture appears on the left side of the window.
    To move photos from your Aperture library to your iPhoto library, select the photos in your Aperture library and drag them into iPhoto.
    A duplicate of the photo or photos now exists in both applications, but they’re completely separate. If you edit the photo in iPhoto, those edits do not affect the copy in your Aperture library, and vice versa.
    If you don’t see your Aperture library, open Aperture, choose Aperture Preferences, and make sure you’ve selected the checkbox to “Share previews with iLife and iWork.”
     
  3. MikeinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

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    After doing this, can I delete the aperture library?
     
  4. Appleind macrumors regular

    Appleind

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    Yes. But interesting why you are moving back?. I use aperture and very happy with it.
     
  5. gurth4ng macrumors newbie

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    Careful!! I believe that doing this, you will end up moving to iPhoto *only* the Previews of photos in Aperture!

    You are losing both the Masters and the Versions!

    The correct way to move would be to use the Export options in Aperture's File menu.
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely!
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    There is an export 'Masters' option. Then drag those files into iPhoto.
     

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