Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:02 AM (in response to XeeeNa)
I have recently understand that I can simply move my ApertureLibrary to a,
let say external harddrive, mount it and just open my Library from there.
I'm using a MacBookAir and are simply in need of beeing able to store my pictures on
some other device. An external Harddrive. I travel a lot and need to be able to bring it along.
Yes, you can keep your Aperture library on an external drive and mount it on any mac, that has an Aperture version installed, that is compatible with the library version.
So question numer two is, can i have a Library on my mba too?
As in two librarys? And can I move Pics betwwen them?
You can have multiple Aperture libraries, but only one of them can be open at a time, and only one of them can see the Photos Streams.
You can switch between libraries by double clicking the library you want to open in the Finder, or by using the comman "File > Switch to Library" in Aperture's manin menu bar.
As if I was going to a meeting and needed tome pics on my mba
for that meeting?
As for the last quiestion,
how do you people do?
What I do, if I need some pictures while travelling, I export them from my main library as a new Aperture library "File > Export > (album/project) as library" and store this Library on my MBP. When I return, I import this library again into my main Aperture Library with the option "merge" to avoid duplicates.
Do you shoot in only RAW and then export them as a JPG when needed?
I take my really important pictures in raw, others/snapshots as jpegs. It is not really necessary to keep both - raw and jpeg. Pick one.The only reason I import both is to be able to use in-camera processing as a template to do similare adjustments Aperture on the raw version.
You can import rraw only and export as jpeg, but if you are really satisfied with the in-camera raw processing and do not need to do much adjusting afterwards, the jpeg should suffice.
I hope others will chime in here - not all my cameras are supported by Aperture, and for my favorite camera I have to fall back on dng-converter, if I want to shoot raw,