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Aperture and EOS Utility

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Sep 6, 2013 3:03 AM

I am running Moutain Lion on my Power Book Pro 17 with 10.84.

All works fine but every time a take a picture through EOS Utility it uploads it to Aperture and creats a new project.

I have set preferences to default location select item and one project per day, but it ignors these settings.

How do I get it to put my pictures in the one folder.

I do not want to use tether as it does not give me control over the camera bar taking the picture.

macBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Cinema Display, Canon 5D and Sony HVR- A1E
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 3:35 AM (in response to Vandanga)

    How are you doing the actual import into Aperture? I'm not familiar with shooting through the EOS utility.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Vandanga)

    If the import from the EOS program is happing one at a time rather then all images shot in one session being imported at once I believe the behavior you are seeing is how Aperture will work.


    That is the setting to import one project per day only applies to all images imported in a specific import session.


    You can try setting the default import location to selected item and then start Aperture before the EOS utility and select the project you want the images imported into.


    The other option is to have the EOS utility not import but place the images into a folder. Then when you are done shooting you can import them all at once. Of course if your viewing each shot before doing the next this won;t work for you.



  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    Thanks for that kirby.


    Just found my copy of EOS Utility and tried this. The way the utility is sending the file to Aperture there is no way around the one new project for each shot, at least that I can see.


    In order to have the imports all go into one project they have to be imported together so that's means some sort of external solution.


    Automator or an Applescript should do it.



  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to Vandanga)

    This is not really a problem with Aperture, it is how it works.


    If anything it would be nice if the EOS Utility gave you some way to indicate what project you want to import into.


    Either way if you need to use the EOS utility instead of tethering in Aperture you are stuck with this behavior.


    You could try sending feedback to Apple (Aperture->Provide Aperture Feedback) requesting a change in import behavior. You could try the same with Canon.



  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Vandanga)

    Hi Vandanga   I use to use EOS Utility when shooting food but Canon was  too slow to upgrade the app to keep up with the OS 10.?.?  I now shoot directly to a new Lib (per job) into AP, yes I have to get out of the chair to adjust the camera.  My next move will be to get Phase One's program to control camera, curves, and profiles.!  I like that AP doesnt do it all.  I also like that the Art Dir do not touch AP like they do when they see Photoshop open,  But I digress.  So for me its plain and Simple Aperture.  Good luck


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