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"
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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but now I am getting an error that says that either the Library I am importing or the library I am trying to import is out of date.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.
the issue is not in my iphoto libraries but in my aperature libraries. I was trying to import them into one when I got the error. I will repair and then rebuild each library and then try to consolidate into one. Hopefully I will not be duplicating all of my pics.
As to the question about raw v. jpeg I see through various discussions that it might be best to save only the RAW and save as a JPEG if I want to use in other programs. What are your thoughts on that?