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how to save/retain both original photos and photos altered in Aperture?

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Nov 20, 2012 5:12 PM

Hi...I'm new at using Aperture.  Could someone kindly explain how to save an original photo when you've gone ahead and made variations in Aperture? I'd like to learn how to save both the original and any variations.  Thanks in advance!

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    If you want it to be done automatically when you first adjust an image, you can turn on "Automatically stack new versions" in the Aperture preferences.

     

    If you want to do this manually, you can select an image that's been adjusted, then go to the Photos menu, then click on New Version from Original.

  • SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,665 points)

    Aperture never changes your original. It just adds the editing info as "Versions." You can create as many versions as you like and the original/Master always remains available.

     

    However in the strongest possible terms I recommend backing up originals on to separate external drives before involving with Aperture. Any workflow (even though the folks who write manuals include such workflows) that does not back up originals before entering an images management app is just wrong. We have seen hundreds of "Aperture ate my images" type comments here. All kinds of things can happen, mostly user error when workflows are improperly set up.

     

    HTH

     

    -Allen

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