storing huge Aperture-library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pina, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. pina macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2010
    I'm using Aperture and have a large database of 40GB. Since I only use a laptop, 40GB is a lot of space to store on new Macbook Pro's with those tiny SSD-drives.

    So I was wondering how other users of a MB(P) with huge photo library manages their photo's? I would like to store all my photo's on a NAS, but I understand that Aperture is not suitable to store library's on a NAS, are there any other solutions?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use multiple aperture libraries. I create a yearly library that stays on my rMBP and the prior year goes on my DAS (Drobo Mini). I still have access to the archived libraries when I'm home, and I have the current year with me when I travel.

    This is the major reason why I opted for Aperture over LR. Both are excellent tools, but with Aperture's use of a single container file to store the images, it makes the management of separate libraries so much easier.

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