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Aperture 3 import order

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Feb 27, 2013 12:17 AM

When I import photos from a memory card for which I create separate folders for different project and picture taking time, it tends to organize the sorting according to the file names, which makes me to de-select everything (un-check all, upper side), select view in list (lower left), click date (to sort accordingly), select the bunch of file to create the project to import.


Do we have better workflow for this? I think Aperture 2 always remember the last setting (it means it always sort according to the date in my case).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to novapap)

    Not sure I understand this query, but you're doing this in the Import Dialogue? Wouldn't make more sense, and be faster, todo this work after importing the photos?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:54 AM (in response to novapap)

    Are your cameras set to "Mass storage" or "USB" (or equivalents of either)?


    Exactly how are you importing?  (Settings?, direct from camera or via card reader?, as files or as Finder folders?, etc.)


    On my system (admittedly fast hardware with enough of RAM), there is almost no delay in re-sorting tens of thousands of Images in a Browser.  And the sort is never ever "not perfect".  I suggest immediately repairing or rebuilding your Library.  (See this Apple support page for details.)  Not sorting correctly is a symptom of a serious malfunction.


    What are you Aperture and OS versions?  Machine specs?


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