Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Adam Harris1)
It recognizes duplicates on import only. And it's basically by file name, if you're importing into a project that has the duplciates in it. There's no "sophisticated" comparison going on like single-instancing of photos across the library based on advanced criteria.
I'd think a semi-pro or professional user wouldn't necessarily be consolidating all manner of duplicates that were sprayed among all manner of sources and using Aperture as a duplicate detection mechanism ;-)
That said, tools like the one Kirby mentioned do a decent job at helping you make sense of a cluttered library.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to Adam Harris1)
I honestly don't know much about duplicates, to overcome the inevitable I use custom rename at import like this:
filename = camera make + original filename + image date + image time (the order is random but you may choose date and time first)
So an imported image originally named IMG7654.cr2 in aperture is 5DMKII_IMG7654_20120808_150059.cr2 (sort of)...
I'm not a pro or semipro, but I own and use different DSLR, a compact camera, the iphone...I may have several pictures named IMG_1234 but each one has its unique name given by the date and time.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to Adam Harris1)
In the Metadata Menu there is a Batch change feature - it looks as if you could do auto prefixes of version names. Not done it myself as my camera allows me to change the leading value of the image name. Currently on Y soon I will start at A <g>