1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 9:36 AM by Frank Caggiano
Nancy Paul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to move images that are saved on my laptop aperture library (that have been edited and rated) to my aperture library on my mac pro tower. How do I do this? I can 'export versions' but will that give me all the original data and master files? If I 'export masters' then I will not keep all the edits and enhancements made to the images. How should I move these images to another library?

Aperture 3
  • 1. Re: Moving images from one Aperture library to another
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,865 points)

    To move the images to another library you will need to use the command Export as library. This will create a new library with the images and all their metadata. Then you can open the other library and import this library into it.


    You can export as library any structure in the Aperture library so for example if all the images are in one project you can export that project as a new library. If the images are spread out over multiple projects you can create an album (either regular or smart) and export that as a new library. If it is only a few images you can simply select the images and export those.


    Once you have the images in the new library you can copy this library to the other system and after opening the library you want to add thee images to, run Import library.


    Note exporting the images from the original library will not delete them from the library. If you don;t want them in the original library anymore once you've moved them you will need to delete them yourself.