2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 1:43 PM by Ernie Stamper
aapl.crox Level 1 (0 points)

I'm starting to learn some plugins with aperture and have found that whenever I round trip an edit to and back from a plugin I can no longer view the original file. The original file of course is still there as part of the stack, but by press 'm' I cannnot easily toggle between before and after. Is this normal? Any way around it?

  • léonie Level 10 (90,649 points)

    When you use a plug-in or an external editor, you break the lossless workflow. Aperture will create a new original file(a psd or tiff file) from the version you are editing. And this new original will be sent to the plug-in, and this original will be the one you are seeing when you toggle with "M". So after a roud-trip to the external editor, you can anly toggle back to the new quasimaster(original) with "M", not all the way back to the imported original.

    You cannat avoid this, only by doing all edits with Aperture provided adjustment tools and avoiding external edits.




  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 (37,545 points)

    I would recommend turning off Stacks and testing -- that way you can see exactly what is happening.  The "real' original is still there (unless you deleted it), as well as the original that was created for sending to the plugin or external editor.  You can toggle to the original, but only from a version other than the one round-tripped.