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How do you FTP from Aperture

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bigcontainer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 27, 2013 9:25 AM

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
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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.

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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 ...

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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 ... ;-)

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    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 ...

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to ButchM)

    I stand by what I wrote.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to bigcontainer)

    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

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:58 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    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 ...

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    Oct 16, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to ButchM)

    ButchM thanks for posting this. Available for Aperture on MacUpdate

     

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