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How would I convert RAW files to JPG?

360 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2013 12:33 AM by léonie RSS
bbq1029 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 26, 2013 8:59 PM

I don't have a lot of space left on my computer.  I have >1000 RAW files that I really only need in JPG format.  I am going to back up all the RAW files to an external hard drive, but I don't really need all of them on my computer, but I'd still like the JPGs on my computer's internal hard drive.  How would I go about converting these files to JPG?  Thank you!

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:21 AM (in response to bbq1029)

    You don't need to convert anything. Just move your Raws to the External drive (File -> Relocate Masters). Your Previews will remain on the internal drive and be available.


    Other than that, export the files from Aperture as Jpegs. Delete the masters from Aperture. Import the Jpegs again. Then ask yourself why you're using an app specifically designed to preserve your original image when that's not what you want.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:33 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Your Previews will remain on the internal drive and be available.

    Only be sure to set the preview size to a good quality and high resolution in the Aperture Preferences and update the Previews before reloacating the originals. And you will only be able to edit the these images when you mount the external drive with the original raw image files.


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