2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2013 12:33 AM by léonie
bbq1029 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: How would I convert RAW files to JPG?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    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.

  • 2. Re: How would I convert RAW files to JPG?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    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.