2304 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2010 2:20 PM by Cory Bauer
Guess I have to answer my own question. I figured out last night that the order that Events or "Projects" appear on the iPad is determined by the order in which the previews were generated by Aperture. So, the last project to have previews generated will be the first Event on the iPad, and so on. Mine were all out of order because as I migrated from iPhoto to Aperture, I didn't bring my projects in all at once and I didn't bring them in oldest-to-newest.
Last night I was able to get my projects to appear chronologically in the Events tab of the iPad by manually regenerating previews in Aperture, one project at at time, starting with the oldest project first. The flaw in this system is that if I were to go back and modify an older project, causing new previews to be generated, that project would jump to the top of the Events on the iPad the next time i synced with iTunes. This is a problem.
If you arrange pictures manually in a project/album, they will show up on your iDevice in chronological order.
You can just click on one thumbnail, move it, then move it back, and the pictures will sync in the same order as you see in Aperture.
Definitely not ideal, but a way around the irritatingly random order of pictures you end up with otherwise.
Thank you mbritten25 , that's a handy tip. Unfortunately my biggest issue is not the order of the photos within the albums or events, but rather the order of the albums and events themselves. I had gotten them to arrange chronologically with the newest event first by forcing Aperture to redraw the previews one project at a time starting with the oldest. Now they are all in chronological order, except suddenly the newest Event/Project is last. Every other event is chronological, except for the newest. How messed up is that?