Is there really no way so that Aparture preview files (which essentialy are being used my Media Browser as well ad drag-and-drop) included geolocation??
I geocode all master image files before I import them into Aperture, and this way all the previews carry the geotags too. Maybe there is another work-araound, but I found none sofar.
Ok think I found walkaround
After images are geotagged , I can force for Previews to be re-generated for the project (holding Alt in Photos > Generate Previews for Project), the new previews contain geodata and can be shared by drag-and-drop and Media Browser .
Interestingly, without Alt ("Update Previews") fails saying that pictures have not been changed.
Well that'll work for me for now anyway
The Preview is a preview of how the Image looks, not what the file contains. You have found the best way (afaik) to force updating the metadata of the Preview files.
The Preview files should always be thought of as reduced versions (in user-control, quality, information, etc.) of those that you create via "File→Export". They are a quick way to get something usable, but they aren't designed to be substitutes for the real thing. Nicely enough, this is often all we need. You have presented one instance where they are not -- hence the extra step to make them suitable for your need.
I believe you're wrong.
Preview is also what Aperture let you "drag-and-drop" out of the application (when you drag and drop image from your aperture to the desktop let's say, you'll see it matches specification of "preview" in preferences rather than original image.). The same is what you're getting when browsing through images via Media Browser (to upload them to websites etc.).
it's a shame because that means that everytime I want to use picture outside of application, I need to export it to temporary location first, and delete after i'm done with it.
I've been following this thread and I'm wondering if you can clarify what you're saying.
First you say:
After images are geotagged , I can force for Previews to be re-generated for the project (holding Alt in Photos > Generate Previews for Project), the new previews contain geodata and can be shared by drag-and-drop and Media Browser
And then you say:
I need to export it to temporary location first, and delete after i'm done with it.
So it sounds like your solution was to use previews, but then you export it instead.
I am also wondering (as I'm sure Kirby is) why you say Kirby is wrong, but then seemed to agree with him in your following statement.
In regards to my disagreement with Kirby - I see now that I misunderstood his reply, so appology for that.
You took my other replies however out of context, from two separate paragraphs.
WHat I am saying is that I managed to get Previews to do what I need them to do, but had to manualy force their update in order to include geotags (work-around), which is rather counter-intuitive since they are probably being used much more often than manual Exports.
Saying "I need to export it to temporary location..." I'm claryfiying what seems to be way Apple wants us to use pictures outside of the app, since only then automaticaly do they include all geotags.
Hope this clarifies.