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Making a logical "path" to referenced HD

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jay pegg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 22, 2013 2:10 AM

I recently transferred my files from an old to a new iMac. I could not get A3 to open on the new machine see thread..https://discussions.apple.com/message/21844612#21844612  Leonie helped me get A3 to open but I now have a few images that are offline and also notice that there is a rather convoluted path for the Library I'm using. My referenced images are stored in an external HD called "Aperture Masters." And this worked well on the old machine. I now have two external HDs one, called "Photo Masters," being the backup of the other. With the new iMac, I switched the destination of the images, in the import pane, from Aperture Masters to Photo Masters. I'm quite confused and would be very happy if someone could guide me on the correct procedure. Thanks, jp

 

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This is the location of my present library

 

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This is a new library I created but I cannot get my images to open in it.

 

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The right hand image is an example of a distorted image which I presume is offline.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to jay pegg)

    Don't confuse the location of the library with the location of the master files if you're using referenced masters.  There is no relationship between the two whatsoever.

     

    The library can be anywhere you want, but the library has *specific* information about the path information of the masters.  So you need to have the masters available in the exact same path on the new machine as they were on the old machine; it doesn't matter where the library is at all.

     

    It is WAY easier to use managed masters if you have the space, and don't have very good control over your external storage where you put the referenced masters.

  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to jay pegg)

    Hi Jay

    If your master images are not being seen by th Library then select them and go to   File..Locate Reference Files.  Your lib images will be in the top half and you need to point to the location in the bottom half .  Once reconnected I hope the thumbnail improves for you.   I could be all wrong      just my 2cents

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:54 AM (in response to jay pegg)

    With the new iMac, I switched the destination of the images, in the import pane, from Aperture Masters to Photo Masters. I'm quite confused and would be very happy if someone could guide me on the correct procedure. Thanks, jp

     

    jp, this will set the place were the new original images will be stored, but Aperture will still be looking for the originals of your old images in there old location.

     

    Do you have both drives connected, when you are browsing your images?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 2:08 AM (in response to dbmoore)

    select them and go to   File..Locate Reference Files.

    dbmore, that is a good idea, but we already tried that in the other thread, see

    Re: Aperture will not open

     

    The big problem is, that Aperture shows managed files as missing referenced files. Reconnect does not work for managed files.

     

    William, the broken part of the library is a managed library, with some originals, that are showing as missing, all imported from PS or Flickr.

     

    The problem occured after moving the library to a different drive. It might be a problem with filenames being too long for a non-MacOS X filesystem.

     

    Jd, check, if the original image files are really missing. They might still be inside the Aperture library.

    • Ctrl-click the library and select "Show Package Contents":
    • Open the folder "Masters".
    • Now you need to know, when you imported the missing images. The Masters folder is sorted by the date of the "Import session".

    If you can find the original files copy them to a folder on the Desktop. Is there something funny with the filenames?

  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to léonie)

    I should of stayed out of this one, didnt know of the other thread.  The Thumbnail looks very familar however.  By chance did Jay make masks in channels in PS, it really messes things up.   I repeat that alot cuz its haunted me for ever.  Ill be quiet now  Cheers

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to dbmoore)
    I should of stayed out of this one, didnt know of the other thread. 

     

    Please stay, David!

    Your input can be helpful.  Nice to see you back.

    jay did not yet mention the kind of editing done in PS; but it is suspicious that only the PS and Flickr images are broken.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to jay pegg)

    So long!

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 3:08 AM (in response to jay pegg)

    Your screenshot is showing the contents of the Aperture application bundle - you are looking inside the program.

     

    You need to find your Aperture library, where Aperture is keeping its image files and library information.

    The Library should show as a fan of pictures and be called xxx.aplibrary, like this:

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  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to jay pegg)

    Jay the Lib you opened and viewed is 6.9mb  thats a new lib and not one that you have entered images in.  Could you or might you have another lib with a same name or different?  Cheers

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