I am trying to manage under a same travel project different albums sorted by country.
So I created a project (World Trip) and I started to import the picture from the first country. I have created a folder (Russia) under which I created different album all related to that country. I have then attached all the pictures in the different albums.
The end result was something like:
World Trip (Project)
- Russia (Folder)
* St Petersburg (Album)
* Moscow (Album)
I was more or less satisfied. But a bit worried that when I click on the project, the browser view is empty (no pictures nor any sub-structures like the list of folder or albums). The folder Russia contained all pictures I had imported from Russia, although before I put them in the albums, they were in the project not the folder. And in the albums I had just the pictures I wanted to see.
My next step was to import the pictures from the next country. So I launched the import of the Mongolian pictures, I have imported them inside the existing project, but I don't see them where I would expect them: under the project.
If you look at the screenshot above. Under the Travelling section, if I click Projects, in the browser view I see my only project and when mouse-hovering it I can see pictures from Russia and Mongolia. But if I double click on this project, the view is empty.
Now if I choose Photos in the Library view, I can see all the photos, cool. The same is true if I click under the Recent section on my project World Trip, there I see all the Russian and Mongolian pictures, which is cool but inconsistent with the other views of my project.
Finally, under the Projects section, when I select the World Trip, it is empty, when I select Russia, it contains only the Russian picture, but I see nowhere the Mongolian pictures, even though I imported them in my World Trip project.
I really don't get it. Even after reading the Aperture manual, it did not explain the behaviour I'm seeing.
If someone could explain me better what are projects and folders, and especially what is a folder within a project and vice versa.
Also, if you know how I could arrange (better) my photos? I would like to have all the pictures sorted by country, but within one main top structure. And under each country, I would have different albums, with subset of pictures, and sometimes pictures could be in more than one albums. How should I structure my library then?
I'm using Aperture 3.4.1.