Installed Aperture 3 using existing iPhoto 11 library. Did relocate masters to location outside of library and a handful remained in iPhoto masters folder.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Installed Aperture 3 using existing iPhoto 11 library. Did relocate masters to location outside of library and a handful remained in iPhoto masters folder.May 9, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to ggmama)
Most likely these are files that Aperture choked on. I'd be trying to move them again via Aperture, not iPhoto.
The masters are now in a folder structure that is organized by year/month so I can use it in other aps...
iPhoto and Aperture have a lot in common, and the one thing they have most in common is that they are a complete replacement for the Finder when it comes to your photos. Accessing them via other apps is not supported. This feature (which is also possible in iPhoto btw) is just about file storage. If you access, maniupulate, edit or change these images via the Finder or another app then a: Aperture won't know about these changes, you risk library corruption and data loss. There are ways to use other apps via Aperture (or iPhoto). Directly accessing them is not the way.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Installed Aperture 3 using existing iPhoto 11 library. Did relocate masters to location outside of library and a handful remained in iPhoto masters folder.May 9, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks for the feedback. So if I need to import them to Aperture, I would just do an Aperture import and navigate to the specific masters folder inside the library - will it let me navigate inside the library? I'm doing a backup now or I'd try it. If it won't let me navigate I suppose I can copy them elsewhere then import them.
Oh, I am well aware to not move or touch anything via finder or other apps. But knowing how those folder are constructed helps in these kind of cases. I could look into those folders and tell that not everything made it to the new file structure. There would have been no other way to find them otherwise. Also, I' need the understandable originals folder structure for backing up to the cloud. If I have a catastrophic failure, I'm going to need to have some organization to the images. The import date that iPhoto defautls to will be of no help (until I could get Aperture running again).
Another related question is where are the iPhoto edits? If it had the originals in the master folder, what folder are the edits in? Yeah, I know, shoudn't even WANT to know, but darn it all, I do.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Installed Aperture 3 using existing iPhoto 11 library. Did relocate masters to location outside of library and a handful remained in iPhoto masters folder.May 9, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to ggmama)
Like Aperture the 'edits' are in the database. These apps work as follows:
Import an original
Edit it. Your decisions are stored as text commands in the SQL database. When you view the file it's essentially the original with your 'edits' overlaid on it. There is no edited file without exporting - that's what lossless processing is all about.
This User Tip
has details of the options in the Export dialogue.
The Aperture export dilaogue has even more options.
To dave you the bother of always having to export iPhoto automatically generates Previews. (In Aperture you can choose to generate them or not). What's a Preview? It's a sort of 'good-enough-for-most-things version of the shot, medium quality, medium size but missing lots of metadata - designed for use in scenarios like email, uploading and using in Word Processing.
Is your plan to back up the Library to the Cloud?
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Thanks for the link - I read it all and it answered the question of "why does this image still have the camera name instead of the name I gave it in iPhoto" - when exporting need to flag "use titile".
Yes, I'm going to back it up to the cloud. I've got a local backup on an external hard-drive and want all the images on the cloud in case the house burns down. I've got a really large library - over 100GB. I am going to first upload the originals. Having it in a folder structure I can understand is going to help with the initial 100GB upload - I can do it in chunks over weeks.