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importing duplicates in aperture 3

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scballou Calculating status...
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Nov 3, 2013 6:02 PM

I am still having trouble importing duplicates into Aperture 3.5. I was told there was an update that resolved the problem, but yet,  I'm still no better off. Help?

Mac OS X (10.6.7), Mac Newbie
  • phosgraphis Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2013 6:09 PM (in response to scballou)

    What exactly is "the problem" that you are having? Seems like you are referring to something in the past that isn't obvious from your post.

  • Jessica Mark Calculating status...
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    Nov 6, 2013 7:13 PM (in response to scballou)

    I have the same issue. Try dragging a few photos into Aperture, you'll get duplicates.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)
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    Nov 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."

  • Jessica Mark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to William Lloyd)

    I'm trying to say it's a bug. When dragged 5 files into a new Project, I got 9 Files.


    Notice the 2 files selected. When I select one of the them, both files automatically selected. (It's not multiple select because the border are both thick)


    Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 12.25.53 PM.png

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,700 points)
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    Nov 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.


    -- Léonie

  • Jessica Mark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 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.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)
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    Nov 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.




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