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1482 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2009 4:34 AM by DiploStrat
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2009 5:50 PM (in response to Fay Kelley)You could try control clicking the Aperture library icon. When the menu pops up, scroll down to "show package contents" and it's like opening a folder. There you may have projects.... do the same (control click, open package contents) and you should be able to locate all the masters, previews and thumbnails.
When you find your masters, just drag them out or copy them to put elsewhere.
The other thing is to use "Find..." from the finder, although I'm not sure if that can search packages.
Message was edited by: salty777MacProQuadXeon
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2009 7:42 PM (in response to salty777)thanks !!
the Aperture library icon on my computer is within the picture folder ...
when I tried to control click it nothing happens
I looked in various pull down menus and can't seem to get anything to open
am desperate for other suggestions ... I have to take my mac to Genius Bar Friday for maintenance before ProCare runs out and have routine maitenance run BUT I want to be sure to have all photos backed up.
the only thing I can think of is to export all the masters to my desktop (time consuming) and then drag to external drive ... and then delete.
I am afraid of making a mistake ... the photos were so easy to see before ... now I can't get my hands on the RAW masters .... who at Aperture ever did such a thing ... I wonder.
thanks againMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2009 9:40 PM (in response to Fay Kelley)Well, I don't understand what's going on. I double checked and pressing the control key, while clicking on the Aperture Library definitely offers the option to open package contents... I wonder if it's worth opening Disc utility and repairing permissions? Something's not right!
Another thing you could do is just drag the Aperture Library onto a back up disc.... how big is it? Does it match x number of raw images?MacProQuadXeon
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2009 2:22 AM (in response to Fay Kelley)Why not relocate the Master files from being Managed within Aperture to being Referenced files in a folder structure to meet your needs.Mac Pro and a Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 6 GB memory
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2009 4:34 AM (in response to Fay Kelley)**"Somehow when I deleted preference files as Aperture was acting buggy, now my RAW files are being stores in the Aperture Library instead of in Pictures where I can easily copy them to external drive."**
When you deleted the Preferences file, it was recreated with default values. By default, Aperture stores images in the Aperture Library. Reset your Preference file to use referenced masters. This is not a bug.
**"I have looked for a couple of months and cannot find them on my hard drive and when I try to copy the Aperture Library to external drive I still cannot view and delete separately the RAW files that I want to handle manually."**
Not surprising, they are in the Library Package, not out on the disk. Open the Package by right clicking it or by pressing the "Control" key while clicking. You will see a ton of folders.
But this is not too hard a problem to fix.
First, reset your preferences file to use referenced masters. This way all of your future imports will remain where you want them. (N.B. You can change this behavior each time you import, so you are not limited to the setting of your preferences file.
Then, set the badges to show which of your files are referenced. (A little arrow logo will show in the corner.)
Now, find any images that DON'T have the badge and "EXPORT MASTERS." This will allow you to place the files anywhere you wish. (You may have to reimport the master as a referenced file within Aperture.)
**"when I read the user manual about making vaults etc., it said that files later deleted would then be delete in backup files when I went to back up again.**
**I do NOT want any program doing anything for me automatically or in a way I cannot manually control."**
The Aperture Vault keeps deleted files in a separate folder. If you don't like the way the Vault works, don't use it. You can also use Time Machine.
I hate to say RTFM, but I would suggest that you buy and take the Aperture training course. Aperture is very powerful, but it is easy to get confused.
Hope this is helpful.
Message was edited by: DiploStratMBP, MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Coolscan V ED, Vuescan