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Dave Dahle Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Jan 29, 2011 4:04 AM
I decided to grab a copy of Aperture through the App store - need to be able to do some minor editing on some of my pictures (rotate by a few degrees, crop, color adjustment...) that apparently are not possible in iPhoto.

I pulled in one library just to get an idea of how Aperture works compared to iPhoto. This library has a number of low-res BMP screenshots (some are 16-color), and I notice Aperture made them ALL monochrome, some are even completely black (exported copies are OK). Why? Just wondering. It's not THAT big a deal; I do have a "plan B" if there is no way around Aperture's indigestion.

Another unrelated question - are the photos in the Aperture library accessible through the OS in the same way iPhoto's library is?
Mac mini (2009), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 4:52 AM (in response to Dave Dahle)
    need to be able to do some minor editing on some of my pictures (rotate by a few degrees, crop, color adjustment...) that apparently are not possible in iPhoto.


    These are possible in iPhoto.

    This library has a number of low-res BMP screenshots (some are 16-color),


    Not a supported format.

    are the photos in the Aperture library accessible through the OS in the same way iPhoto's library is?


    Yes, if you a: check the option to Share Previews with iLife in the Preferences, and b: generate Previews. Note that it's the previews that are shared, and pretty much in all the ways that the iPhoto Library is shared.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 i5 / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • Chris Semmens Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to Dave Dahle)
    Hi Dave,

    You will get a great deal out of aperture but please look at the manual and look at joining http://aperture.maccreate.com/

    Have fun...

    Chris
    macbook Pro 15' 4g ram,G5 imac 24inch2g ram iPhone ipad (PCs at work), Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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