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Feb 9, 2013 1:34 PM

I imported 9 images into a folder and then dragged them to a subsidiary Project.  The 9 are in both the folder and project--can I remove them from just the folder but leave them in the project?

 

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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to poptiger)

    You need to start by reading the Aperture user manual especially the parts on the library and have a look at this user tip The Well-Trod Path: a Beginner's Guide to how Aperture's major parts inter-relate again to get a feel for the parts of the library and how they relate.

     

    Basically folders don't hold images they hold other containers (folders, projects, albums). Images are only in projects, albums hold pointers to the images in the project.

     

    When you open a folder it will show you all the images in all the containers contained in that folder but the images you are seeing are not in that folder.

     

    So for what you describe the images are already just in the project you imported them into.

     

    regards

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to poptiger)

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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Again you need to get a better grasp of the Aperture library.

     

    Is your setup

     

    Folder

         Project

         album

     

    or

     

    Folder

         Project

              Album

     

     

    The actual image is in the Project what you see in the album is a link to the image in the project. If you remove the last version of an image the original is also removed with no extra warning see Deleting version also deleted the master if all you want to do is remove the version from the album do Remove from album

     

    Because when you remove the image from the folder you are  actually removing  it from the project Aperture warns you that this image also appears in albums.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to poptiger)

    One last time there are no images in the folders the images are in the projects in the folders. The folders only show all the images in the containers they contain.

     

    It's just a connivence, you can see everything that is in the projects in that folder without opening each project up.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to poptiger)

    The OP has started a new thread with this question.  I replied there.  I suggest continuing the discussing there as well.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to poptiger)

    No you have not added extra images by creating  a folder. You can prove this to yourself by doing the following

     

    Create a folder click on it no images, now drag a project into that folder, click on the project now click on the folder you will see the number of images are identical.

     

    Drag the project out of the fodder. click on the folder it is now empty.

     

    But as you started a new thread the middle of this one, take it up with kirby there.

     

    good luck

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to poptiger)

    I gather from what you wrote and have said to me that I do not have lots of duplicate space taking images on my computer.  I certainly hope so because photos take more space than anything else I save on my computer.

    Don't take my word for it. I described a test you could perform to prove to yourself that the images are only in the project and are not duplicated in the folder. You should run it for your own peace of mind.

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