4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2013 6:52 AM by novapap
novapap Level 1 (10 points)

When I import photos from a memory card for which I create separate folders for different project and picture taking time, it tends to organize the sorting according to the file names, which makes me to de-select everything (un-check all, upper side), select view in list (lower left), click date (to sort accordingly), select the bunch of file to create the project to import.


Do we have better workflow for this? I think Aperture 2 always remember the last setting (it means it always sort according to the date in my case).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,610 points)

    Not sure I understand this query, but you're doing this in the Import Dialogue? Wouldn't make more sense, and be faster, todo this work after importing the photos?

  • novapap Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks for offering the help.


    In fact, there are quite a lot of things which are better to be done at the importing moment (and that also becomes a parameter in the filter), for example, I shall rename the files (and give their version names), put in a certain (folder) location according to the project nature (I used referenced files), etc. I don't think it is a good idea to move and rename all these files after importing. It is more time consuming.



    The date sorting is not perfect when reading the files in a project. I experience a lot of problems as I use two cameras and import those memory cards at different moment for a same project. If I sort a large number these files, it panics and the system becomes quite slow (hopefully somebody is not hacking my computer) give quite a lot of wrong order.


    In fact, what I need is quite simple: when Aperture shows the available files in a memory card for importing, it can always show them according to their capture time.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    Are your cameras set to "Mass storage" or "USB" (or equivalents of either)?


    Exactly how are you importing?  (Settings?, direct from camera or via card reader?, as files or as Finder folders?, etc.)


    On my system (admittedly fast hardware with enough of RAM), there is almost no delay in re-sorting tens of thousands of Images in a Browser.  And the sort is never ever "not perfect".  I suggest immediately repairing or rebuilding your Library.  (See this Apple support page for details.)  Not sorting correctly is a symptom of a serious malfunction.


    What are you Aperture and OS versions?  Machine specs?

  • novapap Level 1 (10 points)

    thanks for suggesting the rebuild. it sorts correctly now.


    However, the fact still remains that… how do i set such as the moment of importing, Ap3 arranges by default to the picture capture time?



    i use Mac OSX 10.7.5,  Aperture 3.4.3 both in my


    MBP 2.4GHz core 2 Duo with 4G DDR3

    iMac 21 inch core i7 with 8G Ram...