Yes, that's exactly how I would expect it to work. It does keep "Original File Name" every time I use the dialog until I quit, but once I relaunch Aperture, it again defaults to "Custom Name with Index."
And I can't see any way I can set a default in that export dialog -- not for Export -> Original... (I think there are probably presets for Export -> Version... though.)
I'm stumped, unless it's just a corrupted preferences file...
Maybe your Aperture User Preferences are corrupted in some way. I'd try to remove the preferences to the Desktop to force Aperture to create a new preference file and see, if it then remembers your last choice.
- Quit Aperture.
- In the Finder choose Go to folder from the Go menu.
in the "Go to the folder" field. Press the Go button.
- Remove the "com.apple.Aperture.plist" file from the Preferences folder.
Then try again to export and see, if Aperture remembers your setting.
For those following along, you can export your command-key settings at Aperture -> Commands -> Export.
You can export your import presets from within the Import pane, by selecting "Edit" from the Metada Presets menu, and then clicking the gear menu in the bottom right of the resulting dialog. Pretty well buried, isn't it?
I found no other settings that could be exported.
Presets and the Keyboard customization are stored in separate plist files. You shouldn't have to export or recreate them.
If you are comfortable, you should open a copy of "com.apple.Aperture.plist" and take a look. A lot of what's there is stuff you'll end up rebuilding just by using Aperture (program and window states, metadata MRU lists, etc.).
Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger