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Previews in 3.3

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Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)
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Jun 12, 2012 8:22 AM

So what exactly is the change in 3.3 concerning RAW images, previews and the imbedded JPG?

 

In pre 3.3 version you had the option to use the imbedded JPG preview during import while Aperture created its preview to speed things up:

 

Screen Shot 2012-06-12 at 11.17.17 .png

 

So what's different in 3.3?

Mac OS X (10.7.4), Aperture 3.2.3
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    While testing in Lion and 3.3 I have not as yet done an import, but I was thinking it meant to use the embedded preview even into the Browser?  Changing only when you actually loaded a certain image?

     

    Ernie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    No, once you select any image, Aperture would generate its own, and you would never really rely upon the JPEG embedded Preview for anything other than initial selection of an image to View and possibly adjust.

     

    Ernie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    But un that case you could have a situation where the Preview doesn't match the version.

    That is exactly what I am afraid of. The Prefeence panel contains a clear warning that the previews might not match.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 9:12 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    No Version is displayed until Aperture has generated one.  I suppose the terminology may be at fault?  I am talking about the displays in the Browser, which may be Thumbnails.  The Preview one sees in the Viewer would only be what Aperture generates in my interpretation.

     

    Ernie

  • Shuttleworth125 Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    We could just tell everyone to start shooting in jpeg ?

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    True, the preview won't match Aperture's rendering (in particular, for color).  But if you are checking composition and to an extent focus, it may be sufficient.  And now you can use quick preview mode immediately, without having previews that are totally useless.

     

    Color is totally malleable anyway, so it's not really important in judging photos to see if they're picks or not.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)

    Ernie, it may be down to the camera.  Aperture can only use the camera JPEGs if they are of sufficient size.  There is a knowledge base article with the exception list of cameras for which this functionality is unavailable.  My M9 is on the list.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    I made a test with the only camera I have available here - Aperture does not support the raw, so I had to convert it to dng. With the dngs I see no difference at all between the exported version and the preview dragged to the desktop:

    P11809514Preview.jpg

    The Camera Preview

     

    P11809514Export.jpg

    The exported version, no adjustments.

     

    All with Exposure Program "normal"

     

    P.S. Trying to access the previews from Mail makes Mail.app crash regularly.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:36 AM (in response to léonie)

    P.S. Trying to access the previews from Mail makes Mail.app crash regularly.

     

    Is this only since the latest updates?

     

    Ernie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    This is not going to end well, should have stayed on the bike!

    .

     

    iPhoto for JPG "shooters".

    Aperture for those who prefer their data un-cooked.

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