2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 1:22 PM by tdavisphoto
tdavisphoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I tether my Nikon D300s to my Macbook Air (10.6.8, Aperture 3). After the image imports, it gets automatically deleted from my cf card. I want the images to stay on my card for easy import into my Mac Pro(10.8.2, Aperture 3). The laptop is just used for capture and backup in the field, then all images get deleted when they are safely in my home system. This is a relativly new phenomenon as my images used to stay on the card, i just cant find any way to reverse this. All wisdom, knowledge and comments are very much appreciated. Thanks. Trevor

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Aperture 3 deleting images from the card during tethered sessions
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    IIRC, Aperture used to do this -- simultaneously save tethered images to the camera card -- but it was a few versions back. At some point Aperture stopped doing it. Unfortunate IMO since it provided a built-in backup of the tethered images.


    If anyone has found a way to restore this functionality, I'd like to hear about it.


    If you are concerned about backing up the images on your Macbook Air out in the field, you could do an automator folder action that would copy the images from your import folder to an external hard disk or USB stick as they are imported.


    Of course you can import the images from your Air to your Pro when you are done, but it's obviously not as easy as inserting a card.

  • 2. Re: Aperture 3 deleting images from the card during tethered sessions
    tdavisphoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help. I just wrapped up some shooting, and the strange thing is, it won't delete about one image in ten from the card. The memory stick is a great idea and I will go that route.