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Aperture 3 and New MBA

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Jul 27, 2011 5:58 PM

Hi, I couldn't find the answer here but I just got my new MBA and want to install Aperture 3. I have 3 questions, 1, as we know The MBA doesn't have a Optical drive and the retail version I bought is, so can I burn the image to a USB key from my mac pro? Two, is there a process to upgrade a full retail version to the mac app store? I know some programs offer A switch to their app store version for a nominal fee. Three, the aperture library on my mac pro is master images not referenced to an external because I have the space on the MP. Right now its onl 28 GB and I have the 256 SSD so I have room but what do you suggest moving forward? Smaller project based libraries or some combo or a shared library on the mac pro but then what do I do when I'm on the road? My Mobile me isn't big enough and we're waiting for icloud... Thoughts, suggestions and answers needed and welcome. I didn't see this answer anywhere either so sorry if these were answered and I couldn't find them.

Thanks in advance!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jul 27, 2011 6:58 PM (in response to agillmeier)

    Use one Library unless security or professional reasons require you to sequester images.  Multiple Libraries defeats the "management" part of Digital Asset Management.


    Put the Library where you use it.


    Read about, understand, and finally convert all (or nearly all) of your Images' Masters to be Referenced rather than Managed.  This works very well, and will give you some years (a couple hundred thousand Images under management) until you have to change your storage/back-up system.


    Develop a mobile workflow as needed, and based on where your Library is kept.  Read this recent thread on one person's solution to a mobile workflow with Aperture on a desktop and sometimes on a roving laptop.


    Ask specific questions as you have them.


    (I have no answers for you re: program licensing and installation.)


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