Viewing Aperture photos without opening Aperture?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mjmar, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way I can access my entire aperture library without opening the actual program? If so, how can I do this. Thanks. :D
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The Aperture Library is similar to the iPhoto Library in that it is a package file. If you navigate to its location in Finder (default its in ~/Pictures) and right click it you can show its package contents. Somewhere in the file structure should be your images.
     
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

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    What exactly are you wanting to do? Browse pictures? Back up files? Edit?
     
  4. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just want to browse pictures without having the program running... It can run well on my MacBook, but it would definitely be more efficient just to view the files.
     
  5. pprior macrumors 65816

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    iphoto can browse the aperture library. There are other programs that can do the same over a network or web.
     
  6. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. iPhoto is definitely quicker to load than Aperture, so this will save me time.
     
  7. pprior macrumors 65816

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    the other thing you can do is make sure your previews are set to be pretty small if you just want to browse. That will speed things up.
     

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