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bigcontainer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Now with the disappearance of a live download for UberUpload is their a credible way to now FTP from Aperture?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 13" 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB
  • 1. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Right now all the plugins that use to exist for Aperture seem to have disappeared or been abandoned.

     

    For now you would have to export the images from Aperture and then FTP the file(s)/folder(s) using an external FTP program or the Finder (Mac's do have some FTP capability built in).

     

     

     

    regards

  • 2. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    In order to FTP, you need files.  Aperture stores your Originals, Previews (if they exist), and a text file called a Version.  It does not store rendered files of your Images.  (It makes these only as-needed.  When you need one to use with other program, you make it using "File➞Export➞Version".)

     

    So the first question is:  what files do you want to transfer?

     

    If the host does not provide an Aperture Plug-in, you have to either create or select the files you want to transfer, and then us an FTP program to transfer (upload) them.  There are many excellent FTP programs for OS X.

     

    You basic workflow is to select Images, create files by exporting, then use an FTP program to transfer the files.

  • 3. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    What I do is create a favorite for the server I whish to upload my images in my FTP client, Transmit 4. Transmit has a feature that allows you mount that favorite server point as a volume (like any other attached drive) ... Then you can export your images to that server directly fro Aperture without having to go through the step of exporting the images, then opening your FTP client and uploading the images. It is all done on the fly behind the scenes ...

  • 4. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    bigcontainer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's just a real hassle to be having to create the functionality by gluing together different apps.  I'd heard about Transmit, but I'm disappointed that I have to result to a glue, Sellotape and string solution. Here's hoping Aperture ne'X't has things we'd not thought about asking for...

  • 5. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    bigcontainer wrote:

     

    Here's hoping Aperture ne'X't has things we'd not thought about asking for...

     

    Well ... Apple has certainly had ample time since Aperture 3 was introduced to plan out the next version ... ;-)

  • 6. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    It's highly unlikely this functionality (ftp'ing) will ever be built into Aperture, it wasn;t in the past. If it doesn't come as a plugin it won;t come.

     

    Having said that ButchM's solution, or something similar using a different ftp program or a script is as one step as a plugin. You had to select and prepare the images to ftp using a plugin, not really any different here.

     

    Where do you want to ftp to? With a better understanding of your workflow a better solution might be suggested.

     

    regards

  • 7. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    It's highly unlikely this functionality (ftp'ing) will ever be built into Aperture, it wasn;t in the past. If it doesn't come as a plugin it won;t come.

     

    Not quite true ... or how do you explain the capability of uploading images to Flickr, Facebook or Photo Stream ... that is accomplished via FTP ... all that is missing the ability for the user to designate a custom destination ... shouldn't have to come down to third party option ... There is plenty of features in Aperture 3 that were not part of earlier versions ... that is the whole point of application development ... new and/or improved features ... FTP export would be a very popular capability with a great number of Aperture users ...

  • 8. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    I stand by what I wrote.

  • 9. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    bigcontainer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Frank, as an initially high volume photographer of sporting events I moved to Apple computers to get onto the Aperture train. Nothing came close to the stability and workflow of Aperture 1.

     

    Nowadays, I move between PhotoMechanic 5 and Aperture 3. When I don't have too much time to deal with editing images, but need lots of captioning I use PhotoMechanic.  When I do have a little more time to edit the images, and don't need such comprehensive captions, I use Aperture.  The access to such a complete  photo-editing-eco-system, where previewing and editing are in such a tightly integrated workflow.  I love the fact I can just add a single action to a whole folder of images and then sort out the ones that need a final help with the final edit.

     

    Someone last week reminded me just how good Aperture 3 is; and I decided to try and give it a go again.  I was sad to see that UberUpload no longer was available/working as I don't necessarily want copies of the images sat on my machine, which is basically what happens if you have to place into folders, to facilitate other FTP software to suffle the files around for you.

     

    I have had FlickrUpload right from the start - and when I moved onto proper FTP servers I found it hard to adjust to the fact I had to break the workflow down to achieve the same result.

  • 10. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    I'm not arguing the benefit of having the capability to ftp from within Aperture.

     

    However that capability was never a part of Aperture but was supplied by a third party plugin. It is to bad the developer of UberUpload for whatever reason decided to abandoned the plugin. I even went so far as to get in touch with them and ask to have the code put into the public domain so it could be continued to be maintained. I never received a reply unfortunately.

     

    So this is where we're at. Right now to ftp images from Aperture requires some work around's. None are show stoppers in my opinion. 

     

    If there is anything I can do to help you solve the problem let me know.

     

    regards

  • 11. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    I'm not arguing the benefit of having the capability to ftp from within Aperture.

     

    Then by all means visit here and add your voice requesting Apple add the feature to Aperture:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

     

    To put forth the fact that a feature has not been available in the past ... therefore there is no possibility that it will ever become reality in the future is kind of a defeatist attitude ... and sort of goes against the grain of the evolution of software development.

     

    Adobe offered an FTP export option for Lightroom via their SDK since v2 ... they will likely release v5 late this spring or early summer ... I for one think it's high time Apple gets off their duff and shows a little love for their loyal Aperture users ... at least they could use a small insignificant portion of the $140B they have in the bank for that purpose ...

  • 13. Re: How do you FTP from Aperture
    PhotoUpLink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ButchM thanks for posting this. Available for Aperture on MacUpdate

     

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