3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2012 12:37 PM by age3.141592
kathyfromplano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just downloaded Aperture 3.2.4 and imported a album from iPhoto which has 1500 images. Aperture shows two images of the same one original and one edited. I did edit some of them in iPhoto, but not all of them. My question is how can I just get one set in Aperture and  how do I prevent this from happening again?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    Are you using the latest  iPhoto'11?

    Since the latest iPhoto and Aperture versions you can avoid to import separate images for "edited" and "original" ( in most cases) by importing the complete iPhoto Library (File > Import > iPhoto Library) and not using the the iPhoto Browser.

    Importing from the iPhoto Browser always will result in two separate master images for original and version. To delete the copies  that you do not want, use the keywords "iPhoto Original", "iPhoto Edited" to define smart albums (File > New > Smart album,  keyword is "iPhoto Original") or searches to easily spot and collect the images you want to remove.


    Or export either versions or masters from iPhoto.


    But the preferred way should be to import the whole iPhoto library. (and delete the events/projects you do not want afterwards)





  • kathyfromplano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I am iPhoto 11 and I just purchased Aperture. Thanks for your help!

  • age3.141592 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Aperture 3.3 can now share libraries with iphoto.  Merge your libraries, and if you still have duplicates you might want to try out something I wrote for myself.  It's Aperture Duplicate Detector available at http://ssoftltd.com/ADD


    It won't delete the photos, but will tag them so you can filter based on certain keywords.


    Good Luck.