4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 7:36 AM by Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I have a work Mac and a home Mac and I'd like to be able to work on images at work and then export a side car or something simlar so I can bring home the meatdata associated with the raw file at work and continue to work on it without exporting the image as any other format? is this possible?

  • 1. Re: Export aperture metadata?
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    If you haven't already, you should read up on "Working with Library Files" in the Aperture manual.

     

    From the manual:

    "Aperture exports projects, albums, and folders as a library file. You can transfer the library file from one Aperture system to another and then merge the transferred library file into the library file on that system. All links between versions and their masters are maintained when library items are transferred. This is particularly useful if you use a portable computer when on location or away from your studio, and a workstation at your studio. Any work done in the field can be exported from your portable computer as a library file and then merged with the library file on the workstation at your studio. "

     

    This approach moves your images along with the metadata, which IMO is the best way to do it. There might be a way to transfer just metadata back and forth, but I think it could lead to more problems than solutions for what you want to do.

  • 2. Re: Export aperture metadata?
    Peter O'Toole Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks for the reply. I actually knew you could do that but I also have alot of othe images in my work library that I don't want to bring home. Mind you as I type this now, you're after making me think and I could just create a new library and work in that for the purpose of bringing my files home!. Thanks!

  • 3. Re: Export aperture metadata?
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    No need to move the whole library between systems...you can move just a subset of a library back and forth by creating an album of just the images you are working on. Then export that album as the portable library.

  • 4. Re: Export aperture metadata?
    Peter O'Toole Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Did no know you could do that. I thought you could only export an entire library. That has completely solved my issue. Thanks a million for helping me out.