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Aperture and Bridge

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bumble 6 Calculating status...
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Jun 8, 2010 10:08 AM
I have avoided using Bridge (much to my annoyance) as I cannot access the folders within my Aperture library (which are in the Pictures folder).

Can someone take pity on this photographer here, whose workflow has become rather cumbersome of late.....

Much much appreciated!!
imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,665 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 10:29 AM (in response to bumble 6)
    Only Aperture will access the Aperture Library. You can export Projects and then access the exported files directly via Bridge. Best IMO is simply to set PS as your external editor and select an image and "open in external editor."

    HTH

    -Allen
    AP 2.1.1/v3; 2.66 Mac Pro, 8 GB RAM, HD 2600 XT; 17" C2D MBP, 3 GB RAM; Nikon D2x, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,380 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 11:16 AM (in response to bumble 6)
    Hi bumble 6;

    While I concur with Allen, I was wondering if maybe we are missing your point here. Maybe if you can explain to us what you hope to gain by using Bridge that might help us to see what your are trying to do here.

    Allan
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    MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
  • jjjSD Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 11:47 AM (in response to bumble 6)
    Easy solution; don't import files into Aperture. Use referenced files so 1) your Aperture library isn't huge and 2) you won't lose files if or when Aperature totally crashes/blows up.

    With my images securely located on their HDDs I can work with them and make corrections in CS5 Photoshop as well as work with them in Aperture. The Aperture libraries are backed up twice (on separate drives) and Bridge/Camera Raw corrections and metadata are backed up with both xmp files and a cache download into the files' folders. The HHDs are also backed up

    It works great and gives me complete freedom to use or not use A3 and CS5 at will.
    Mini 2.66GHz, uMBP 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), External drives are OWC Mercury Elite AL with WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD, 2TB TC
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 12:09 PM (in response to jjjSD)
    It works great and gives me complete freedom to use or not use A3 and CS5 at will.


    Of course, the processing made in one method is entirely unavailable to the other. Aperture knows nothing of the edits you make in Photoshop and vice versa.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • westerneyes Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 2:19 PM (in response to bumble 6)
    Maybe 'Catapult' is what you're after. I haven't used it beyond the trial.

    Regards Pat
    g5 2*1.8, Mac OS X (10.5.8), mbp 2.4 10.6.3
  • ernestryles Calculating status...
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    Jul 3, 2010 4:15 AM (in response to bumble 6)
    a good way to do this (albeit a bit cumbersome) is to head over to your pictures folder and locate your aperture library. Right click the aperture library and select show package contents. You should see a Masters folder which contains all of your photos. Right click the Masters folder and select make alias, and then drag the alias to your desired location and simply access the alias from bridge.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 4:30 AM (in response to ernestryles)
    Yeah and one slip with Bridge and you've trashed your Aperture Library. This is not the way to go about this.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM

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