Managing iPhoto, Aperture, etc. files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bildio, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. bildio macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    New Jersey
    I'm new to Mac, & photo SW.

    I seem to be accumulating a lot of "duplicate" photo files. Some are in iPhoto & some are in Aperture. I import the files from the camera with Nikon transfer. Then I import them into iPhoto. Then I may import them into Aperture. When I use Finder I see multiple file with the same name & either the same or different file extension. I'm going to stop using Nikon transfer, & directly import from the camera to iPhoto. This should help.

    Is there a way to sync photo files to eliminate duplicates or an easy way to organize files so I can delete duplicates?
  2. silver25u macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I suggest you stop using the Nikon app. While you can use iPhoto and Aperture at the same time, you might want to decide which app you want to mainly use. There is a setting in Aperture that allows you to "import" photos from iPhoto without making a second copy. Also, I don't recommend manually snooping into the iPhoto Library or Aperture Library folders.

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