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Can you pls help on Exporting to iPhoto

1468 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2007 7:40 PM by David G Chapman RSS
Tom Aellis Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Jun 16, 2007 9:59 PM
Good Evening to you.

I wish to export ALL my photo's for use in iPhoto and begin using my Aperture as a RAW management system only so....

I'd like to export the entire library keeping the Hiarchy File system. Possible?
i.e., folders, sub-folders, names etc.....

If not, what is the best way to "move" the entire Aperture Library to iPhoto please.

If I'm on the wrong track here and should keep my library in Aperture, please comment but now, with the new MacPro and 4 gig of Ram it's just dishearting and slow.

Thank you very much.
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  • Perry Kibler Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2007 8:09 PM (in response to Tom Aellis)
    To resurrect this...I have the same question.

    I saw the demo of the new iPhoto today, and am moving from Aperture for the same reason as Tom. I'm on a MacPro with 3GB and it's just too slow. It's just family photos and stuff, I just liked the stacks of Aperture and its keywords were easier to add. But I can live without that for the speed of iPhoto.

    I went to the Apple Store tonight to look at iPhoto, and while I didn't see any "import from Aperture" command, I did look up Aperture in the help and I guess you can view aperture libraries and just drag and drop to new libraries.

    Is that going to be the easiest way?

    Has anyone had any experience moving back to iPhoto? There has to be a way to do this without losing all my organization.
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  • fullbutter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 7, 2007 9:12 PM (in response to Perry Kibler)
    Doubt this is the best way... but in the new iPhoto, under FILE > SHOW APERTURE LIBRARY will list all your whole Aperture Library and you can select. Have'n't played too much, but I have imported one whole PROJECT. Will write back.

    Same boat here. I wish Aperture had a web building function like iPhoto. I'm gussing it will come. The QT preview in iPhoto is nice too. I'm on my way back to iPhoto myself.
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  • David G Chapman Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2007 5:12 AM (in response to fullbutter)

    If you set "Generate Previews" and use a full res/high quality setting (set in Aperture Preferences), then these will become available in the iLife/iWork media browser and for drag 'n drop. You can generate previews by project or for the entire library ..... I do it per project once I've finished editing.

    In iPhoto, the Aperture library becomes available to you as if it was any other shared iPhoto library from a different Mac on the network.....that is, you don't need to export/import and duplicate space but iPhoto acts as a viewer into Aperture.

    To physically copy photos into iPhoto, you can either drag and drop selected photos from Aperture (this works on the Preview jpg's you generated above) or do the export from Aperture to folder, import from folder to iPhoto ritual.

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  • SC::UK Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 8, 2007 5:40 AM (in response to David G Chapman)

    Is that on iPhoto 08 only, or on 06? I have been dragging photos out of the Media Browser into iPhoto 06, from Aperture.

    The thing about Aperture and iPhoto, for me, is that Aperture is great holding thousands of photos, for RAW processing, etc. but it would be great if we could "enable" certain projects/albums in Aperture and then have them appear in iPhoto, without having to duplicate images.

    The reason for this is simply that the screen saver and Front Row use iPhoto and I find iPhoto better for showing people my photos and locating my "final" versions of my photos.

    To me this would seem to be a logical requirement - either that or let Aperture take over ALL photo management on the Mac when installed, including providing images to Front Row and screen saver.
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  • Jason Bracy Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2007 7:08 AM (in response to SC::UK)
    Actually Screen Saver uses Aperture or iPhoto. But you're right Front Row only accesses iPhoto
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  • Perry Kibler Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Aug 8, 2007 8:05 PM (in response to Perry Kibler)
    I've been tooling around with the 'view aperture menu' in iPhoto 6.06 and despite updating my previews and changing my prefs to unlimited preview size in Aperture, I'm still getting a picture that is smaller than it should be. If I export the photo it imports directly, but otherwise it doesn't.

    Maybe I'm just special, but I triple checked it.

    Hopefully I can figure this out, I'm a little irritated that after spending a great deal of time organizing my photos via Aperture I might have to do it again in iPhoto.
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  • Perry Kibler Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Aug 8, 2007 8:48 PM (in response to Tom Aellis)
    I might have found a solution that works for me.

    Thanks to MacOSXHints and Devarshi (who wrote the applescript).
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  • SC::UK Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 10, 2007 5:49 AM (in response to SC::UK)
    I've been using the iLife media browser for a while to import some of my photos into iLife. However, I've now found the setting in iPhoto to not copy over the image files, thus saving space. I tried a a couple of images, and they appeared in iPhoto - I looked into the iPhoto folder and confirmed that there is an Alias to the Aperture structure for the file.

    However, when I go into RapidWeaver I find that it cannot see those photos that are referenced by iPhoto to Aperture, whereas those photos that have been copied into iPhoto work fine. I need to play around a bit more to work out the exact problem. Has anyone else seen this?
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  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    Aug 10, 2007 7:40 PM (in response to Perry Kibler)
    Check the settings for resolution in Aperture/Preferences for Previews. This is likely the culprit.
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