Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to Xkam1x)
Basically you can't. Since originals of photos can only live in projects, this message is warning you that they will also be removed from the other places. If you no longer need all the photos in these projects, then either move and consolidate the ones you want to keep in a new project, or delete all the photos you no longer need in each project.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to phosgraphis)
Thanks for the quick reply.
My intended purpose was to free up space on internal SSD. They are about 1000 of them and majority in RAW format accounting for approximately 15GB of redundant data. Is there anything else that could be done?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 6:51 PM (in response to Xkam1x)
Sounds like you are using a manged library? If so, you could relocate the originals for the projects to an external drive, or to a USB stick for that matter, and thereby free up the space taken by the originals in your library on the SSD.
IMO, when using an SSD with Aperture, a referenced library is the way to go with a large number of images, especially with images in RAW format.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 11:04 AM (in response to Xkam1x)
This sounds like it may finally be a solution to my problem...
However, there are some things that are unclear to me. I apologize or my ignorance here...
It sounds like you're saying that I can transfer the photos from my hard drive to an external drive and still have Aperture recognize them, thus keeping them in my Flickr account. Is this correct? If so, would you (anyone) be willing to share some direction on doing this?
I have a 500GB SSD hard drive that has reached capacity and 50% is photos. I really need to do some cleaning up but I can't afford to lose my photos from my Flickr sets as they are linked to my websites.
Thanks in advance!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2014 2:50 PM (in response to killing me)
Perhaps after moving them you could use the reloacte refenced files command and point aperture to the new location of the files.