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Aperture won't import an Aperture library

3124 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2013 10:56 AM by Clem RSS
  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to DanW98)

    So far so good:

    DanW98 wrote:

     

    So it seems to have worked.  Here's what I did:

    1. I switched to the Vacation library.
    2. I selected the first image in the library and exported just that one image as a separate library, called "Single Photo"
    3. I imported that "Single Photo" back into the Vacation library.  This will create a new project for just that photo.

    In step 3 (before importing) I get this dialog:

     

    "Do you want to merge “Single Photo”?

    If you merge, all matching items will be updated and other items will be copied to the current library. If you add, all items will be copied to the current library."

     

    What did you do here?

  • Bob Worthingham Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to coxorange)

    coxorange,

    I just went through this whole thing too.

    I selected ADD and Aperture created a new Project at the bottom of the list.  You can rebame it later if you want,

    Hope it work out for you too.

     

    Cheers

  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Bob Worthingham)

    Thanks Bob!

     

    I tried it until the end, but it didn't work. Then I read the instructions again:

     

    DanW98 wrote:

     

    4. I moved it adjacent to the original photo in the first day's project.  Thus, two originals now exist side-by-side.

     

    Could it be that DanW98 didn't mean the photos per se, but the photos which represent the projects?

    I tried this and it worked! Thanks again for your help.

  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to DanW98)

    Thanks for this more detailed information. One note:

     

    DanW98 wrote:

     

    I had exported the entire library of vacation photos
    from my macbook into an exported library.

     

    How did you do that? Select all projects, then export?

    Why do you think it's necessary at all to export the library as a new library? This procedure takes time.

    Why not just copy the "Aperture Library.aplibrary" to your main Mac? (and maybe rename it)

  • Bob Worthingham Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to DanW98)

    This problem has NOT been resolved in Ap 3.4.4

  • Clem Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to léonie)

    leonie/coxorange

     

    This error you are getting is seen when you are inside a project while also in the main Projects view.  Try instead to select the project itself in the source list, then choose File/Export/Library.

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