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On an iMac 10.8.2 I use both Aperture 3.4.3 and iPhoto 11 version 9.4.2 (710.42), and I wish to burn a slideshow to iDVD.

 

1- If I understand correctly this can only be done in iPhoto, as AP3 can't export to iDVD and a slideshow cannot be exported nor shared to DVD (= certainly not mentioned in the Aperture helpfile  "Workflow for Creating a Multimedia Slideshow Presentation", stages 9-10).

 

2- Anyway, after importing those pics in iPhoto I notice that all Aperture's 'keywords' and 'captions' are left out in iPhoto. Nearly all of these information items are not included in iPhoto's own 'info' that is asking me to "add a description"- again...

Is this correct? Is there a workaround?

 

(I presume this question is better handled on this forum than by the Aperture Support Community)

 

Thanks for any support on these 2 points.

 

Peter

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to pdrcourious)
    I use both Aperture 3.4.3 and iPhoto 11 version 9.4.2

     

    Okay.

     

    If I understand correctly this can only be done in iPhoto

     

    You don't understand correctly. You can export your slideshow from Aperture (or iPhoto) to the Finder. This results in a QuickTime movie. Then create a project in iDVD and add the movie to it. All the 'Send to iDVD' command in iPhoto did was automate this process. This command is removed in later versions of iPhoto as iDVD is now discontinued. Therefore there is no advantage to making the slideshow in iPhoto.

     

    Anyway, after importing those pics in iPhoto I notice that all Aperture's 'keywords' and 'captions' are left out in iPhoto.

     

    a: How are you getting those images from Aperture to iPhoto?

     

    b: More importantly, as iPhoto can open the Aperture Library (if you have the versions mentioned above) why are you moving those images at all?

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,820 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to pdrcourious)

    There is no need to import - Aperture and iPhoto can share the same library - depress and hold the option key and launch iphoto, select the Aperture library you want to access

     

     

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to pdrcourious)

    If I am not mistaken, sharing the same library results in creating double pics, which at this stage I want to avoid.

     

    You are mistaken. They are not "sharing the same library". They both can open the same library. No duplication at all.

     

    a: I just dragged the images from their AP3 map to my iPhoto library.

     

    And that's why your keywords and so on were not included. Dragging like that gets your Aperture Previews only. If you want to get all your metadata out of your Aperture Library you need to use the Export command, being sure to make a preset that includes the metadata. For more on accessing files from Aperture see here:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4681

     

    Sorry but I have no idea what you mean in your last paragraphs.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:15 AM (in response to pdrcourious)

    Well that's an Aperture question, but no, I don't believe that there is a setting to display keywords.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to pdrcourious)

    There is no way to display keywords in a slideshow in iPhoto, nor in any app I've ever come across.

     

    You will need to copy and paste them into a caption field.

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