4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2013 2:28 PM by Dave Dahle
Dave Dahle Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
I decided to grab a copy of Aperture through the App store - need to be able to do some minor editing on some of my pictures (rotate by a few degrees, crop, color adjustment...) that apparently are not possible in iPhoto.

I pulled in one library just to get an idea of how Aperture works compared to iPhoto. This library has a number of low-res BMP screenshots (some are 16-color), and I notice Aperture made them ALL monochrome, some are even completely black (exported copies are OK). Why? Just wondering. It's not THAT big a deal; I do have a "plan B" if there is no way around Aperture's indigestion.

Another unrelated question - are the photos in the Aperture library accessible through the OS in the same way iPhoto's library is?

Mac mini (2009), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,235 points)
    need to be able to do some minor editing on some of my pictures (rotate by a few degrees, crop, color adjustment...) that apparently are not possible in iPhoto.


    These are possible in iPhoto.

    This library has a number of low-res BMP screenshots (some are 16-color),


    Not a supported format.

    are the photos in the Aperture library accessible through the OS in the same way iPhoto's library is?


    Yes, if you a: check the option to Share Previews with iLife in the Preferences, and b: generate Previews. Note that it's the previews that are shared, and pretty much in all the ways that the iPhoto Library is shared.

    Regards

    TD
  • Chris Semmens Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
    Hi Dave,

    You will get a great deal out of aperture but please look at the manual and look at joining http://aperture.maccreate.com/

    Have fun...

    Chris
  • Dave Dahle Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Hrm. So it would seem that I could do in iPhoto what I thought it couldn't - didn't realize that... already used the straighten option to 'save' a couple otherwise marginal shots.

    I ended up shifting all the BMPs and GIFs out of iPhoto back into a separate set of folders as it seems those should just be treated as files and not images.

    I'll have to take a few steps back and take a good look at which direction I want to go. Thanks for the input.
  • Dave Dahle Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    TD: In the end, I ended up moving all the content that is not mine back into a hierarchical folder structure, leaving enough pictures to be distributed across four iPhoto libraries (for ease of DVD backup).

     

    I'll eventually track down all the BMPs I still have and get them converted to JPG or PNG as appropriate.

     

    I still have Aperture but have yet to make use of it (and I feel silly for pouncing on a "deal" when the price was temporarily lowered by $20). I just now tried the link that was suggested by Chris above only to find it dead.