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matthew104 Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2012 10:14 AM

Is there a way to back up just your photos or photos to an external HD?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to matthew104)

    Sure, just drag them to your backup drive (assuming you are not using your Time Machine backup. A good backup utility to use is Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to matthew104)

    Also, the Aperture "Import settings"  panel has a brick, "Backup Location". If you specify a folder, any image you import will be backed up to this backup folder on import, so you automatically will have a backup of your original files.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to matthew104)

    As this is in the Aperture list I will assume you are in some way using Aperture and that the 'photos' are in Aperture.

     

    If this is the case you first need to define what you mean by 'photos'. In the world of digital imagery that term can mean many different things. The file from the camera, the file imported into Aperture, the versions you created of this file in Aperture, the files you exported of this image from Aperture.

     

    So while dragging to the external drive might work for some of those it won't work for all. So if you could explain in more depth what your setup is and what you are trying to accomplish we might better be able to answer your question.

     

    regards

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to matthew104)

    Are the originals managed or referenced?

     

    As Léonie pointed out you can have Aperture make a copy of the originals during import. This is one of the methods I use to back up my images. Then because my originals are managed when I backup (using the vault and by copying the entire library to another HD) the library the originals are saved again.

     

    So when I'm done I have a copy of just the originals ( made during import), and two copies of the library with originals, one vault and one straight copy of the library.

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