Skip navigation

backing up full size images

369 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2011 8:53 AM by hotwheels 22 RSS
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Apr 27, 2011 1:05 PM

anyone mind getting me up to speed on how I get FULL SIZE images out of Aperture (say for insertion into an external document or to get printed or send to a friend or whatever) and whether there is a good way for backing up full size images on an external drive if I wanted to make sure that I also retain this information backed up OUTSIDE of my Aperture Library?




I'm a new mac user and coming from iPhoto.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 27, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    File/Export/Versions, and choose full size (or also known as Original Size).  However, I keep my Previews set to half-size which will do via sharing for many purposes.


    How to back is a personal preference.  Since I use a Managed Library, I copy the entire Aperture Library on a regular basis.



  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 27, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Hi Jon -- you really should read the first seven chapters of the User Manual.  A tremendous amount of useful information is there for easy learning.


    Your questions are good ones.  But they are also basic and covered in the intro chapters.  There is a section in the intro chapters on backing up.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 27, 2011 2:26 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Is there a setting for Previews

    Yes Aperture->Preferences->Previews

    and if so does it affect how File > Export > Versions functions?




    Also, can you please tell me where to confirm that I am using a managed library


    In the Photos browser view bring up the filter HUD select  Add  Rule->File Status->Referenced  if anything show up those are referenced masters.



    and can I please ask you to tell me what is entailed in backing up the entire Aperture Library?


    To many dependencies to answer this. Where is the library; are the images managed or referenced or a mix; how do you do backups.



    Am I correct in assuming that this happens by default when you do a Time Capsule Backup

    No depends on where the library is and if Time MAchine is backing up that area, depends on state of masters (referenced or managed)


    and am I correct in thinking that this backup means you have the /individual/ images backed up independent of the Aperture Library itself?

    No see above



    I mean, if my Library craters mysteriously and I end up with a corrupt library that I can't save I want to make sure I have the individual images backed up or at least know the extent to which they are backed up.


      The only way to know for certain that you have a viable backup is to restore from it and see what you get. Getting people to backup is only half the battle the other half is to get them to do restores from their backups before they really need them.


    Backups are useless until you read them in and the time to find out what you thought you wrote out isn't  really what you wrote out is not when there is smoke billowing from your HD.

    iMac Intel 3.06 GHz 8GB Mem; Macbook5.1 2.4ghz 4GB Mem, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Aperture 3.1.2
  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 27, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    In addition to the above points you might find some value in watching the series of How to videos here





More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.