2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2013 9:56 PM by pinz03
pinz03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm making a book on my imac in Aperture.  I want to move it to my laptop which also has Aperture on it.

Is there a way for me to move it in its halfway done state to my laptop, work on it for the next week and then bring it back onto my imac?

If so, how do I do this?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: Work on a book on two computers
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    What is your Aperture version? Are theyidentital on both your macs? In Aperture 3 the following should work:


    • Select the unfinished book in the library inspector and then use the command "File > Export Book as New Library". This will create a new library with all projects used by the images in the book and the unfinished book.
    • Double click the exported library to check, if all images you need have been included.
    • Transfer the new library to your laptop and finish your book there.
    • When you return, copy the libary back to your iMac.
    • If you want, you can import it again into your main libray: File > Import > Library  and use the "Merge" option to merge the edits and changes into your main Aperture library.  Before any "Merge" I'd make a current backup of your library.





  • 2. Re: Work on a book on two computers
    pinz03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    That helped.