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Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X

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    May 1, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)

    Well, I'm afraid this is going to be the longest post I've ever seen in these forums ;-)))

    Lets recap.


    -- Solution #2 works. Good. Glad to hear :-)) It's the easiest and fastest solution.


    -- Solution #1 still seems to be a problem;


    Let's recap about previews. They are jpg images that Aperture generates to share with other "iLife" apps (like Keynote or FCPX)…


    You have control over these previews in Preferences -> Previews.


    If you want the photo previews to be big, set the preference to (for instance) 1920x1920 (or to "don't limit")


    Once you've made the change, go (in Aperture) to the menu "Photos" -> Update preview.

    [you'll get a warning message telling you:  "to force Aperture to re-render etc… hold down the *option key* when choosing this menu item"


    So (in order to force Aperture to generate a new preview for the new setting) just do it :

    Go back to the menu "photos" -> "Generate thumbnails". But (as you've been told) if you press *Option key* you've got a new menu that goes from "Update preview" (without Option key pressed down) to "Generate preview" (with option key pressed down)


    So hold down the *option key* and press Generate preview. Aperture goes to work and generates the new previews at the new size that you indicated ! :-)

    That's it. Magic :-))


    PS. Don't forget to select all the photos you want to "regenerate" their previews.

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