Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to richardmathews)
So after you export you have a library from the MBA and your main library on your iMac?
Open your main library. Click on File>Import>Library....
then choose your MBA library. You will then have a project in your main library made up of the library from the macbook air.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to richardmathews)
Also make sure the version of Aperture on both machines is the same ie, Aperture 3.4.3.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to iShizzle)
Alas, this is exactly what I've been doing. It keep both libraries on the iMac but they are not merged ... you have to switch betwene the two.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 5:24 AM (in response to Owen A)
Yep, they're in sync. Thanks for the thought
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to richardmathews)
You are experiencing a well-known and very serious flaw of Aperture: the inability of Aperture to reliably synch two Libraries on different computers. What you are doing is a workaround and workarounds tend to not always work reliably.
We very badly need the ability to single-user synch two Libraries on different computers. I recommend from within Aperture going to "Provide Aperture Feedback" under the Apertrure menu and asking specifically for "the ability to single-user synch two Libraries on different computers."
Note that requesting "single user" is important, because multi-user is much more complex and consequently much more expensive. Multi-user images DB solutions are often 10x or more the cost of single user. We do not want a new pricier product just to get the single-user synch capability that should have been there since v2.
Apple's Filemaker has incorporated DB synch for decades, and iPhones, etc. synch well but so far Apple continues to fail provide that very important feature in Aperture.