5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 10:12 AM by Frank Caggiano
Ainsworth2 Level 1 (0 points)

With an image in Aperture, when I got Photos one of the options offered is "Edit in Elements Photoshop 11", but although selecting this opens Elements, there is no image and it is necessary to open the image in the normal way from within Elements.  Other plugins, e.g. from Topaz work superbly from within Aperture.  I am puzzled to know the reason, and in particular if there is any setting in either Aperture of Elements that need to be attended to.  I would be very grateful for any suggestions.

 

Barry Willcock


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    When you setup Elements as the external editor did you select the alias or the app itself.

     

    Have a look at the More like this box on the right. This is covered in a number of posts.

     

    regards

  • Ainsworth2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Frank, and many thanks.   I can now get the picture into Elements, and work on it.  However, when I have finished, I save it (giving it another name that I can recognise if the amendments are slight) it puts the file back into the same folder, but I have then to import it into the Aperture library in order to see it back in Aperture.  Not a big problem, but an interesting one.

     

    Again, many thanks

    Barry

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    I believe that for the image to go back to Aperture you want to do a save not a save as.

     

    By renaming the file when you save it you re breaking the link between the file and Aperture.

     

    regards

  • Ainsworth2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried both ways, with the same result.   With save,  Elements puts a number in the file name if there has been any amendment made, and save as produces a file that. although you give it the same name as the original, is not recognised by the Aperture library.  I carry on experimenting and if I find a way of doing it I'll post it up here.   But many thanks for the suggestion

    Barry

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    Hmm interesting, using save should have the modified image show up in the Aperture database. You realize that the edited image from elements will be put back into Aperture as a new version, it will not replace the version set over.