Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to Jessica Mark)
It's not clear what's duplicating anything. Aperture's "duplicate protection" is simple: If you try and import a photo into the same project as it's already in, and the name matches, it will detect it as a duplicate. It's no more sophisticated than that: Its ONLY real goal is to protect the user who doesn't erase their CF card and does 3 or 4 imports from the same card to the same directory.
Dragging photos from Finder or elsewhere into Aperture will duplicate things, as that's not what the feature is intended to prevent.
Aperture is not a substitute for a modicum of hygiene when importing and managing photos. It is an asset manager and photo editor; not a "help you clean out your junk drawer."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to William Lloyd)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 11:01 PM (in response to Jessica Mark)
Jessica, what is the file type of the files you dragged to Aperture? This looks like you are importing scans. Is that a raw format from a scanner that has embedded preview jpegs? Do the "duplicates" have the same image size as the matching image? The same filename extension, perhaps one raw file and one jpeg file? Look at the filename in the Inpector panel.
BTW: I would not import by dragging into the Aperture window. If you use the "File > IMport" dialog, you have much more control over the import procedure - how to handle rwa+jpeg pairs, how to name the versions, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to léonie)
The file type is jpeg.
I only use Import when I have my SD card or iPhone plug into my iMac. Most of the time, I only select about 5 to 10 photos, so, the Import workflow is cumbersome.
My workaround to this bug would be go to List Mode, then back to Thumbnail mode. Back and forth. Then click on other Project and back to the folder. The duplicate thumbnails would disappear.
I'm surprise that no one seem to have this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
Perhaps I'm being simple minded, but since iphoto "alerts" the user to duplicates and allows the user to select the "do not import duplicates", I thought Aperture might have the same capabilities. I don't use iphoto because of its capacity limits. I have over 100K pictures and I'm constantly uploading another 200-300 pictures each week.
If I am importing files from my CF card, and lets say I haven't deleted the photos from my last shoot, then I would think a pop up or the like would say "hey you have duplicates... shall we import or no?", again similarly to iphoto.
I do not import photos to the same folder (or project)... aperture creates a different one each time I upload photos.
Does this explanation help you understand my predicament? If not, please let me know and I'll try better to explain what I'm experiencing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to scballou)
f I am importing files from my CF card, and lets say I haven't deleted the photos from my last shoot, then I would think a pop up or the like would say "hey you have duplicates... shall we import or no?", again similarly to iphoto.
While you won;t get a warning you get select the Do not import duplicates setting in the import pane and the images imported from the card will not be imported again. I leave it set all the time as I can;t see the need for importing an image once I've imported it.
Note this setting (as well as the rest of the settings in the import pane) only work if you import through the pane. If you drag file into Aperture or drop them on the icon these settings are not used.