Using Aperture 2 and iPhoto 09

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ross.32, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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    Right now I have all of my pictures stored in Aperture, but I really like many of the new features in iPhoto. I want to have my library set up where everything is stored in Aperture, but I can still view it in iPhoto so I can use Events, Faces, and Places. Basically, I want to use Aperture to edit my photos, but use iPhoto to view them.

    I turned on full sized previews in Aperture, then drug my entire Aperture library into iPhoto using the "show Aperture library." The only thing that I am worried about it having to import pictures into both applications. Am I going to have to reimport the previews into my iPhoto library every time I add them to my Aperture library, or is there a way to make sure that happens automatically?

    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Ross
     
  2. tjmckay macrumors newbie

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    re: Using Aperture 2 and iPhoto 09

    G'day !!

    I'm thinking about doing the same, I'm running some tests at the moment from ideas from:

    http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2007/08/referenced_aperture_previews_i.html

    Just make sure that you don't modify images in iphoto, just view them. Also you won't see the image adjustments (done in aperture) on the iphoto thumbnail, you'll have to double-click to see the image.

    This works now, not sure how iphoto '09 will change things.

    Cheers

    Troy
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks that way works really well. I especially like that edited photos will stay updated in iPhoto. Like you said, hopefully it will continue to work in iPhoto 09. I cannot wait for it to come out!
     
  4. iBallz macrumors 6502

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  5. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I imagine they will, but I don't want to wait for it.
     
  6. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure they will update it and put these new features in...
     

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