4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2011 11:46 PM by Thomas Emmerich
matteos Level 1 (0 points)

In my "Pictures" folder (in my Home folder) - the same folder my Aperture Library is in - folders are appearing containing images I've imported into Aperture. Is this normal? It seems quite random which pictures show up. The folders are named the same as the projects I've created in Aperture, but they don't always have all the images from that project. Can anyone help? Why is this happening? Have I accidentally changed a setting?


The Library Location I have set in Aperture's preferences is: ~/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary


Am I right that all images imported into Aperture should remain in the Aperture Library (i.e. the little white box)? Why are some going into the Pictures folder adjacent to the white box?

MBP Intel (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • CorkyO2 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    Suggest you check the Import Settings to make sure you have the 'In Aperture Library' selected in the 'Store Files' field.


    Note - you can click on the 'Import Settings drop-down menu > Restore Defaults' to set all settings to default if you wish (removing any check marks in that list will also reset the panels to the original panels as well).

  • matteos Level 1 (0 points)

    I should've said it's Aperture 2 I'm using. Can't find Import Settings ... I guess that must be in v3

  • matteos Level 1 (0 points)

    Having tried moving them, I think that they may be duplicates (the images remain in Aperture).


    I have absolutely no idea why this is happening.

  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 (3,485 points)

    The import settings are in the import dialog - after you select the import command or when you connect a camera if you have it set import when camera connected.