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Jan 7, 2013 4:49 PM

I am working with Aperature now because I outgrew the Iphoto application.  I currently have more than 40k pics and they are in various formats from jpeg to dcim to NEF and I am feeling a bit out of sorts.  I know I have repeats everywhere and I cannot get a handle on how to stop this.

 

I thought by getting the aperture and opening up multiple libaries it would make it easier, but I am finding out just the opposite as I have to remember which library I put the pics into and now I have 20 libraries in all.

 

I am looking to consolidate the libraries so I can make searching easier.  Can anyone assist me or do I have to start the whole process again.

 

Lastly I will be importing another 3500 pictures and need to make it easier to distinguish between RAW and JPEG images after they are imported because my online sevices, ie., shutterfly, only works with JPEG.

 

Thanks,

 

Lance Harris

Imac G5, Mac OS X (10.8.2)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 5:10 PM (in response to Lance Harris)

    Lance,

    what kind of mac are you using with your Aperture libraries? Your profile signature cannot be right - a G5 and Mt. Lion?

    Will you be putting your library onto an external volume, or do you have enough space on your system drive?

     

    am looking to consolidate the libraries so I can make searching easier.  Can anyone assist me or do I have to start the whole process again.

    That shoul work -

    • First consolidate the libraries, to make merging easier.
    • I'd also run a "Repair" on all of them.
      Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual
    • Make sure you have backups of libraries, before you start to merge.
    • Then pick one library and import the other libraries into it.  File > Import > Library
    • If you are lucky, Aperture will recognize duplicate images on import, if the filenames and dates are identical. Otherwise you will have to find duplicates manually, by sorting the images by date or name.

    need to make it easier to distinguish between RAW and JPEG images after they are imported because my online sevices, ie., shutterfly, only works with JPEG.

    You can use smart albums or searches to filter out certain file types; for example to find all rwa images taen with my canon camera i have a smart album with the smart settings:

        " File type is raw"  and "Exif: Camera make includes Canon"

     

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to léonie)

    Repair all the Libraries _first_.  Srsly.  Then consolidate.

     

    I'm pretty sure that's what Léonie meant to say  .

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    I'm pretty sure that's what Léonie meant to say  .

    thumbs_up8.gif Cheers! Léonie

    OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB, 500GB SSD
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to léonie)

    LOL!  Got to get me some new emoticons.  We're not in ASCII anymore.  ;-)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to Lance Harris)

    Lance,

    from your email:

    I was trying to respond via the apple support page and was unable to find you so...


    I don't need to rebuild or repair my Libraries but I do want to consolidate them.  And I was following the instructions but now I am getting an error that says that either the Library I am importing or the library I am trying to import is out of date.


    I am hard pressed to figure this out.

     

    This error message means, that at least one of your iPhoto libraries needs to be upgraded. If your current Aperture version is 3.4.3, upgrade your iPhoto version to 9.4.2.

     

    • Open each iPhoto library in the recent iPhoto version at least once to upgrade the library to the current version.
    • After that you should be able to import them into Aperture.

     

    I don't need to rebuild or repair my Libraries but I do want to consolidate them.

    Please reconsider. Without ensuring that the libraries are in top working condition, the merging of libraries might be risky. Libraries are sometimes left in an inconsistent state, if Aperture crashed or has been force quit. And then library operations can go terribly wrong, if you do not take the precaution to repair the possible damage. I am sure you do not want to lose your photos.

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