2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2013 2:29 PM by trevc
trevc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently purchased Aperture after taking a photo class and one feature I like is the ability to show focal points.


Another reason is I manage a lot of photo albums for syncing with my iPad/iPhone, etc. and they indicated you can have both Aperture and iPhoto use the same Photo Libraries.


I find that when I import photos within Aperture, everything is fine but iPhoto seems to 'strip' the focal point data as when import in iPhoto and go back and try to view things in Aperture to do more complex operations, they're gone.


Is this normal?  Should I not be sharing libraries?

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • 1. Re: Does iPhoto strip Focus points when importing?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    Strip them? I doubt it. But it is quite possible that iPhoto won't catelogue them.


    Simple test.


    Import a file with these to iPhoto.


    Then export it again File -> Export and set the kind to Original


    Then import that exported image to Aperture. Are the focus points present?

  • 2. Re: Does iPhoto strip Focus points when importing?
    trevc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes the imported file in Aperature had the focus points.


    It seems that this meta data is not catalogued in iPhoto because it doesn't support this feature and Aperture just piggy backs off this info.


    Since I knew the info was there, I then simply chose:


            Metadata -> Update from Original in Aperture and the focus points was available.


    Not as integrated as I'd like but at least the info isn't gone and is relatively painless when I want to view it.



    Thanks for the help.