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Importing originals to custom directories

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jongol789 Calculating status...
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Feb 13, 2013 2:46 PM

I like to have my images filed on an external hard drive in the following structure:

Rootdirectory/Media/Photos/YEAR/MONTH/"PROJECTNAME"

 

When I import photos from whatever source, I direct Aperture to copy the files to the above directories, however it only allows me to select YEAR/MONTH/DAY, it will not allow me to choose project name as part of the directory structure (without simply ignoring the month and year).

 

I then chose relocate originals, and am allowed to customise the directory to the desired location.

 

Does anyone know if i can do this in the first instance from the import page?! or am i missing something very simple here?

 

thanks peoples.

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to jongol789)

    When I import photos from whatever source, I direct Aperture to copy the files to the above directories, however it only allows me to select YEAR/MONTH/DAY, it will not allow me to choose project name as part of the directory structure (without simply ignoring the month and year).

     

    Does anyone know if i can do this in the first instance from the import page?! or am i missing something very simple here?

     

    Yes, you can do this during import.

     

    Not sure what you mean by "it only allows me to select YEAR/MONTH/DAY". In the Subfolder drop-down field you can choose whatever Folder Namng Preset you want, or create a new one.

     

    So in the import panel under Aperture Library, set Store Files to the external volume, and create a Folder Naming Preset for the Subfolder setting, and use it. The preset will look like this:

     

    media/photos/Image Year/Image Month/Project Name

     

    Make sense?

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