Aperture .. Remove photos from an Album without affecting photos in a Project
Photos are in a project. A few are Masters and versions; some adjusted once or a couple of times.
Most images have been edited outside Aperture with Photoshop, then the best edits imported into a project.
A few photos are edits of those imports produced from the photos edited outside Aperture.
Now the best looking photos are picked and drag/dropped to an Album to be viewed with remote devices, and Apple TV.
200 photos have been placed in an Album, California Trip. (100 are Yosemite)
I decide to have a second Album just Yosemite. Select 60 best photos from the Project drag/dropped to Yosemite Album.
I now decide to remove all 100 "Yosemite" photos from the California Trip Album.
As I cmmd..delete the Yosemite photos from California Trip Album… many of their counterparts in the Project goes with it. I did UNDUE so all is OK.
I have read the types of photos, and versions, how they are a pieces of the Master, etc.
I just want to select the best looking images in a project and send them to an album. If I later want to thin out some photos out of the Album … I would like to do it easily. For me albums are a way to group the best and show them with other devices.
How do I remove images from an Album without having many also get removed from the Project??
Use the Delete key. It executes the action "Remove from Album" when the selected Images are in an Album.
Putting Images in Albums, and removing them from Albums, has no effect whatsoever on the relationship between an Image and the Project that holds it.
NB: "Albums" means regular Albums. It does not mean "Smart Albums" which are a different kind of container.
I recommend using Projects for _storage_, and Albums for _retrieval_. I further recommend setting up two top-level Aperture Folders, one for storage and one for retrieval. In general, put your Projects in one, and your Albums in another. Import into Projects, and export from Albums.
Think of Projects* as permanent storage, and Albums as (relatively) temporary organizing containers. Images come into your Library; they get put in Projects where they will stay forever. You put them in Albums as needed. You can remove any Image from any Album, and remove any Album, without ever worrying about removing an Image from your Library.
* The naming of "Projects" is, as I've noted in the past -- -- imho the single worst interface decision made by the Aperture design team.