3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 3:44 AM by Ir. Bob
austrianmade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey guys,

I have two problems with new Aperture.

 

1) In Lightroom I was used to drag a PSD-File on the Photoshop icon and Photoshop openeded my PSD like I saved it with all my layers and preferences. If I do that in Aperture I just get a small and one-layered version of it. So I always have to click on "show in finder" and then I can open my PSD file from there. Can I change that somehow? I just want to open my original, mulit-layered PSD-file in Photoshop out of Aperture without anychanges or copies.

 

2) Can I turn these "working copies" ("Arbeitskopien" in german) off somehow? I always want to work on my original photographs and PSD-files without an extra copy of the file whenever I do something.

 

Thanks a lot!


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Open multi-layered PSD & always work on original?
    Ir. Bob Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)

    Select Photoshop as your external editor and PSD as the external editor file format under Preferences->Export. Then select the photo, right-click, edit with Photoshop. This will not create an extra copy of any PSD in the library.

     

    Selecting an orignal RAW-photo will always create a PSD, since Photoshop is unable to read the adjustments Aperture made. This behaviour is probably different from Lightroom, because LR and PS use the same RAW-engine.

  • 2. Re: Open multi-layered PSD & always work on original?
    austrianmade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All good now, BUT it does make an extra copy in my library. As soon as I click on "edit with photoshop" a copy shows up next to the original.

     

    Thanks.

  • 3. Re: Open multi-layered PSD & always work on original?
    Ir. Bob Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)

    Are these photo's imported as PSDs in your library? Or as RAW files? If they where imported as PSDs already, then Aperture will create a copy. The program is designed never to touch your original photo's. So if the original is a PSD, it will create a copy and leave your original alone as it was designed to do.