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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 15, 2011 3:39 PM

two quick ones here please.

 

is there a way to bulk change names in aperture? I think no but I wanted to double check this.

 

also, i am changing file names for images that are way too long. i am doing this in a Project. can anyone help me understand why I now have a File Name and a Version name which are different? I am not understanding this for some reason.

 

TIA.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    The file name is the name of the Master.

    The Version name is the name of the Version.

     

    You can rename multiple Versions and Masters at any time.  Use "Metadata→Batch Change".  Use with care.  You can see and edit your File Naming Presets via "Aperture→Presets→File Naming".

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:14 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Jon -- I tried to explain Aperture to you over an extended series of previous posts, and I failed.  I don't know how to do it.  You'll have to look elsewhere.

     

    It is easy to rename the Version and have the Master renamed with the same name.  Just check the checkbox "Rename Master".

     

    I don't know File Mangler -- I use (and happily recommend, having renamed hundreds of thousands of files) Name Mangler.  The general idea of Name Mangler and Aperture's batch renaming is the same: you select one or more files, you specify a template for renaming, and you execute the (batch) operation, in which the template is applied to all the selected files.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:55 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Jon -- I gave a good answer to your follow-up questions.

     

    I am a skilled, experienced, patient, and empathetic teacher.  The problem is not anything you mention.  The problem is that you still don't understand the most basic things about Aperture.  I tried to teach those things to you, and I failed.  I have no intention of trying again.

     

    There are other excellent teachers here.  Perhaps one (or more) of them will give you some time.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:00 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I meant the checkbox labeled "Apply to Master Files".  It's in the middle of the dialog that comes up when you execute the "Metadata→Batch Change" command, at the end of the (unnamed) naming section.  (Sections are differentiated by an alternating background color.)

  • CalxOddity Level 3 Level 3 (680 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 2:11 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Refer to Aperture User Manual, 2/3 of the way down page 201 for the name change instructions

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:14 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    Kirby,

     

    I'm new to Aperture and I have only used iPhoto for PhotoStream and ATV.

     

    As I understand it, when you rename a photo in iPhoto it doesn't change the name of the file, in Finder.

     

    It appears that Aperture is similar? There is a Version Name and File Name.

     

    Is Version Name the name Aperture referes to the photo with? Similar to iPhoto?

     

    File Name is the Finder name?

     

    Can you change the Finder (File Name) in Aperture?

    Batch change?

     

    What happens if I change the Finder file name outside of Aperture?

    Does that cause issues with Aperture?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to 1 Open Loop)

    These are good questions.  Please post them in as a new Topic.  This helps create a usable repository of answered questions.  Thanks.

     

    This very short post of mine addresses some of you questions, and helps (imho) with your transition to Aperture.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 9:00 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    You should try this in your test Library.

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