I have only been using Aperture for a few months and am unsure of its suitability for this project.
It seems to me that Aperture is designed for the photographer who wants to work on his own photos. I need to select, re-name, add metadata, keyword & eventually improve photos & re-size photos to be used on a website. Photos come from all over the world & different copyright names & rights.
In my previous job, I used XnView for PC for the selection, renaming & metadata process & Extensis Portfolio for adding keywords & Photoshop for working on technical improvements, I would like to know whether somebody out there uses Aperture (3) for much of this process.
Can you share an ongoing project over 2 different computer owned by 2 different people in Aperture 3 updating each simultaneously?
I will work on some photos on my computer and other photos at my client's house. I presume that I will have to export the photos that I work on on my computer to my USB stick in order to be able to read the information that I have saved on my computer on her computer??. It seems that even if one chooses to save photos to the original file and thus work on 'managed masters', it doesn't save over the original file. I have just done some more work on this photo database on my computer I decided to save to 'referenced master', ie: the aperture library.
However, when I want to continue working on this big project, I want to update the aperture photo library on my client's Aperture library, do I have to export the work I have done in my computer in Aperture to my USB stick and then re-import on the other computer to keep all the images up-to-date, this will be an ongoing situation. Can this work? I cannot see a way of joining the Aperture library from 2 computers in another way.
I have just read this article: http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2010/2/12/aperture-3a-game-changer-multiple-m acs-syncing-projects-more.html
It's very good but, I still don't understand how to take my edited images worked on in Aperture from my computer to my client's one. Do I have to connect the computers and if so how is this done?
I have also read this: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7863
If I want to constantly update each Aperture library when switching computers, do I have to follow this procedure of exporting the photos as a library from one computer to another with the updated images?
I really appreciate any clear help I can get from this forum.
Thank you in advance!