4 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2013 8:53 AM by Julianp106 Branched to a new discussion.
Julianp106 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need to reorganise my disk storage as images are scattered across several folders. How can I do this and not lose the path in Aperture? I have several folders holding images, and Aperture references them all, but it is difficult to manage everything in Finder


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Disk storage needs reorganising
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,730 points)
    but it is difficult to manage everything in Finder

     

    Don't move the image files using the Finder - this will break the connection between image versions and original files.

     

    Select the images in Aperture's Browser and use the command   "File > Relocate Originals" to move the original image versions to the folders where you want them.

     

    See: Relocating Referenced Masters

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Disk storage needs reorganising
    Julianp106 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - much simpler than I thought. I have 10,000 images scattered across 200 folders. it is a nightmanre!

  • 3. Re: Disk storage needs reorganising
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Do not manage them in Finder.  Once you import a file into an Aperture Library, you must use Aperture and only Aperture for almost all file management.  (On import, your files become, to Aperture, "Originals".)

     

    Aperture has robust tools for managing Originals.

     

    Decide how you would like your Referenced Originals organized, then use "File➞Relocate Originals" to gather your Originals and re-file them.

     

    Note that the Finder folder structure is strictly a convenience for you.  Aperture does not care, and will do equally well with all your Originals held in one Finder folder (though, at the least, you might use one Finder folder for each year).

     

    Instructions for relocating your Originals are on this page in the User Manual.  ("Master" is the same as "Original".  Apple renamed them.)

  • 4. Re: Disk storage needs reorganising
    Julianp106 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help - Just getting them all into one master folder will be a start.