4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2012 9:14 AM by 1 Open Loop
1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

I noticed that Mail has the option to Add to iPhoto attachements.


Is there anyway to get Mail to add to Aperture as well?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,715 points)

    Not directly as is the case with iPhoto.


    But you can set up an Automatior action to do the job. Ths one set as a mail service works:


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    Modify the Aperture stuff to fit your needs.



  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

    Thanks. If you choose import by reference (since I have a referenced library) I guess I would then have to relocate the masters? Since I want them in a specific location, named with the Project name.


    I sent Apple a feature request.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    I suspect that for several reasons including how Mail handles attachments a workflow that imports files into the Aperture Library will be more robust.  You can always and easily filter for Images that have Managed Masters and relocate them.


    Since I run several Libraries I have set up Finder folders for each into which I save Mail attachments and Web downloads, then periodically import the contents of the Finder folder by moving the files to the location I want.


    Note, too, that you always drag-and-drop from Mail (and other apps).  This works well for those one-at-a-time imports.  I had thought there was a way to force Aperture to import as referenced using the last used import settings, but I can't find any record of this (perhaps it was dropped).

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 (350 points)

    I think I'd be happy with a link in Mail that simply opens up the images in the import dialog. I can take it from there.