Just Got Aperture!!! Now a few ???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by NRose8989, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    I just got aperture in the mail today, and I've spent all day watching the tutorials at apple.com and playing with the software.

    My question is,

    is there any reason to use iPhoto as a media manager? i.e. keep images stored in the iPhoto library.

    I already imported my iphoto library "to the aperture library", would it be safe to delete my iPhoto library? id hate to delete it and then i lose off of my masters.

    id prefer to use aperture exclusively unless there is a very good reason to use both. thanks in advance.
     
  2. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    No reason I can see to use both. Import your masters and backup your main library unless is says somewhere that Aperture doesn't import masters from iPhoto.

    If it does, then there really isn't a reason since the Aperture library can be accessed from all Apple apps now save for a few.
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    Fortunately for you :), Aperture has now made iPhoto completely redundant! Just ditch your iPhoto Library and save yourself a load of HD space!
     
  4. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    I actually do use both. Aperture for processing and exporting and iPhoto to view the exported images. I find iPhoto to be a much better viewer than Aperture.
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I keep iPhoto around, only because I use the dot mac gallery feature and I find it easier to manage my online galleries from iPhoto over Aperture, and my images seem to render better online from iPhoto also. Aperture really does a much better job of managing my images by far. I used to like iPhoto back in its earlier versions, but Apple seems to have matured it into something less useful for a serious photographer who needs to manage thousands of photos with a multitude of subject matter... [rant over]:rolleyes:
     
  6. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    I still use iPhoto to output slideshows.

    I know that Aperture can do slideshows but iPhoto is still more versatile in my opinion. For example you can't use Ken Burns type effects in Aperture.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Thank goodness! :p ;)
     
  8. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    i stopped using iphoto entirely.

    i find AP's organization and file viewing are excellent.

    Plus, i figured - why have both? Just learn the one to the max and use it faithfully. It's been a great product.
     
  9. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    But once you go Aperture, you might as well go Final Cut Pro for the slideshows and video related output. Aperture exports fully adjustable sequences to FCP with transitions and durations, iPhoto cannot.

    Just messing with ya... :D

    Aperture can do that, but FCP is a bit overkill for the OP.
     
  10. krye macrumors 68000

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    You can keep all you porn shots in iPhoto. All kidding aside, I like to keep a library of my photos and a library for all the movies I capture on my video camera and my point and shoot. When I get Aperture, I can see myself killing the photo library and just keeping the one library for video. I think it works ways better than keeping all my stuff in iMovie. I'm tired of iMovie spending 2 hours creating thumbnail previews.

    So, Aperture for my pictures, and iPhoto for my movies.
     
  11. NRose8989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    FYI i use Final Cut Express a lot, so I plan to using FCP within the year. just thought id let you know.
     
  12. PegginWolf macrumors newbie

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    Transfering from iPhoto to Aperture

    Anyone any idea why only select Events from my iPhoto library will transfer?

    The majority of my older iPhoto Events didn't get pulled over when I transfered over into Aperture and now I can't even find them (with Aperture) when I go looking to pull them over. But when I open up my iPhoto browser in Aperture I can see the events and scroll through them - just can't select them for a copy and paste drop...

    Suggestions welcome
    Thanks
     

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