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Autosplit into projects by date not working

4072 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2011 9:10 PM by nootch RSS
itmparnell Calculating status...
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Sep 27, 2010 6:57 AM
Since I installed Aperture 3 (currently at 3.0.3), I've had the option to autosplit new items into projects according to date selected (preferences/import/one project per day), but it has never worked properly.

For example, the last import had images from the 24th, 25th & 26th of September: Aperture only created a project for the 24th and 25th, put some images from the 25th into the project for the 24th, and all of those from the 26th into that for the 25th.

This is always the case: Aperture doesn't create enough projects, and basically appears to randomly create a cut-off point and mix dates up. The camera and iMac are set to the same timezones, and all the exif data is shown correctly, but Aperture seems to decide otherwise!

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this pretty basic feature fails to work?!
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • JUN48 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 7:11 AM (in response to itmparnell)
    did you care preference -> import tab ?
    MacBookPro 15,8GB,500GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mid 2010
  • gocuk2@yahoo. Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 11:44 AM (in response to itmparnell)
    The split projects feature splits by time gap not camera image date. I would guess what you want is just not possible as the data to do that is not available to the programme until the import is complete. Then you can do this, and a whole lot more, with Smart Albums.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,585 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:03 PM (in response to itmparnell)
    My only suggestion is to recheck all your time zone settings, starting w. the camera. I had this problem with a camera which had the correct time for where I was using it, but was set to the wrong time zone.

    Note that Aperture includes tools to batch change the time zone of selected photos.
    MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 G / 500 G internal / 4 TB external
  • gocuk2@yahoo. Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:05 PM (in response to itmparnell)
    The options for splitting projects are one per week, one per day, eight hour gaps, two hour gaps. To select the one you want: Go to, Aperture Preferences, >Import.

  • jhellstrom Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2010 11:04 PM (in response to itmparnell)
    I have exactly the same issue, ie the auto split into one project per day is not working properly.
    I have used Canon Imagebrowser to sort all my pictures in the past from Nikons and Canon's into one folder per day and that has allways worked properly.
    I tried Lightroom on the same memory card and that worked as expected.
    Needless to say I won't use an app that can't keep up with basic sorting when importing. I was a afraid when starting to use Aperture that the database would somehow be corrupt someday and all work would be lost.
    MacBook pro 15" Core i7 8GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • nootch Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 9:10 PM (in response to itmparnell)
    I am also having this issue. My import preferences are set to "Autospit into Projects: One Project per day", but I find that I get inconsistant results. Is this an Aperture bug?
    Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPhone 8GB


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