5 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2012 7:24 PM by karbru
karbru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have my photos in yearly projects but I want to burn individual albums, not the whole project.

 

For example:  the Project is 2012, and I have multiple albums listed by date taken and subjects inside the project.  I want to burn the individual albums to discs to give to people.  I did get "burn to disc" and downloaded and installed it, which I saw recommened in a discussion, but I cannot find it in aperture.  When I go to the export feature in aperture it does not show up.

 

Can anyone help with this.  I am able to burn the entire project, but I want to burn individual albums inside of the project.

 

Thanks,

Karen


iMac, iOS 5
  • 1. Re: burn photo albums to disc
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,840 points)

    Aperture doesn't have the capability to burn directly to disk. You need to export the images to a folder and then burn from the finder.

     

    I'm not familiar with 'burn to disk' but Mac's all have the capability to burn data disks without the addition of any 3rd party software,

     

    regards

  • 2. Re: burn photo albums to disc
    karbru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What I am trying to do is burn my edited photos to a DVD so that I can put them on my PC as a backup. I do backup with time machine, and I use carbonite. I do not like the way Aperture is backed up with Carbonite, but I do like the way it backs up my photos on the PC. 

     

    When I try to do burn the albums, the photo sizes are small. For example, a 3MB file may be burned as a 650KB file. That is my problem.

     

    I have found a work around, but it is time consuming.

     

    Thanks for your reply.

     

    Karen

  • 3. Re: burn photo albums to disc
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,840 points)

    If the exported image file size is that much smaller either your export presets are set to produce an image of that size or else you are getting the image out of Aperture by dragging it, in which case you are getting the Aperture preview and not the full size image.

     

    Either case can be corrected by using the correct export preset.

     

    Be aware that Carbonite (at least when I looked at it) did not handle Aperture libraries well and the backup was incomplete. If you export the images out of Aperture but leave them on the Mac Carbonite should handle them as well as it does when the images are on the PC.

  • 4. Re: burn photo albums to disc
    karbru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you say "export the images out of aperture but leave them on the Mac", where would I store them?  I know they would be referenced files, but I know very little about using referenced files.  I need to research that before I do anything else.  I like the way I can edit the photos in aperture while still being able to revert to the master file whenever I want.  I think if I go to referenced files, I may lose that option. I will read up on this.

     

    Thanks again,

    Karen

  • 5. Re: burn photo albums to disc
    karbru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I forgot to say that I was dragging the files.  Tomorrow I will work on using the export option.

    Karen