2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 8:34 AM by Davidatthepoint
Davidatthepoint Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For years I have been importing photos from my Canon with EOS Utility in the yyyy/mm/dd format.  I have successlully imported this whole file structure into Aperture....using Import<files as folders.

But I cannot get Aperture to import into this file structure from my camera automatically. How do I set this up? It seems ridiculously complicated to me.

Surely I am not the first person in the world to want to organize photos by date shot?????


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: How do I import into Aperture in the yyyy/mm/dd format?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)
      I have successlully imported this whole file structure into Aperture....using Import<files as folders.

     

    Do you mean "Import > Folders as projects"?

     

    You cannot do it with the basic "Import" settings, but you could add an Apple Script at import. Frank Caggiano's script might do exactly what you want, see: Re: Importing into projects in Aperture: Date format?

     

    Frank, how about turning these scripts into a User Tip, please?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: How do I import into Aperture in the yyyy/mm/dd format?
    Davidatthepoint Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thankyou Leonie,

     

    Sorry, I did mean 'folders as projects'. Here is my file structure.....very basic....folder<year>....folder<month>....project<day>

     

    This is not allowing me to insert a sheenshot for some reason, but the project name for each day is simply '13' for example instaed of 2012-04-13 as in Frank's example. But other than that, our file structures are the same.

     

    If I shoot for a couple of weeks that bridges 2 months for example, does this script download last months photos into last months (already existing) folder, creating and naming new projects for each day........then create and name this month's folder and create and name the days as projects?

     

    I have to say that I find it fairly curious that Aperture needs a kind contributor like Frank to write this whole Apple script thing to do what the download utilities from Canon, Nikon and most other manufacturers do automatically.

     

    I feel like I must be missing something incridably obvious or is it really very unusual to want your photos in chronological order??