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Import from iPhoto, all or selective?

419 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 1:47 PM by billbir RSS
billbir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 15, 2013 7:31 AM

When I first import into Aperture from iPhoto, is it better to do it progressively, event by event or import the total library and organise within Aperture? Also, if I have photos in the wrong folder, can I just drag and drop into the correct one?

iMac 27" i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to billbir)

    How you can import from iPhoto into Aperture will depend on your iPhoto and Aperture versions.


    What are the versions that you are using?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to billbir)

    The import of iPhoto Libraries changed considerably since Aperture 3.3 and iPhoto 9.3.


    Now Aperture and iPhoto share a unified library format. Any iPhoto library (version 9.3 or later) is also an Aperture library. You can simply open your iPhoto library in Aperture and use it with Aperture or iPhoto as you like.


    But you cannot any longer import single iPhoto events or albums; there is no longer an iPhoto Browser in Aperture. But you can import complete iPhoto libraries into an Aperture library, if you want to merge your libraries into one.


    See these support articles:

    Aperture 3.3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture




    Aperture 3.3: How to use Aperture to merge iPhoto libraries


    When you are viewing your iPhoto Library in Aperture, you will see all your organization - the events will be projects, you will see all your faces, places,keywords, albums. It is easier to group projects/events in Aperture, so any new arranging would better be done after the transit.






    Added: If you have any hidden photos in iPhoto, unhide them before you open the library in Aperture, for Aperture cannot unhide photos hidden in iPhoto.


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