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How to copy a few images from one machine to another?

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Feb 20, 2013 1:06 PM


About 20 images were corrupted in my iMac's library, so I deleted them intending to copy them back in from my MBokk's library. Other than copying the entire library over, how do I do what I need to do?

Thanks guys,


iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.7.2), Pages for iPhone/iPad
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)

    Select the Images on your laptop.  "File➞Export as Library".  Move this newly-created Library to your iMac.  Open Aperture.  "File➞Import Library".


    (Added:) Full instructions on this page from the User Manual, under the heading:

    To transfer projects and albums from one computer to another


    Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)

    When you select the 20 images and export them as a new library those images along with their original files and any metadata you added will be made into a new Aperture library. This library will be a self-contained library capable of being opened in Aperture.


    When you copy that library over to the iMac you will open the library you want to add the images to and then in that library select File->Import Library and then select the library you copied over. All the information from that library will be added to your iMac library.


    Once you have imported the library and you are sure it is OK you can delete it from both the iMac and the laptop.


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