Aperture is a DAM, Digital Asset Management so you will have to change you method of file management to suit it.
For a turtorial try
Hi and thank you very much for the links. I think it helped. When you mention my method of file management to suit, do you mean how Aperture breaks it down to Master and Revisions and working with both of those?
If I follow the method in the tutorial in importing pictures already on my networked drive, it is my understanding that they can simply stay there on the drive while it creates the Revisions library on my MBP? If that is the case, is it possible to have both reside on the network drive to keep my laptop clean? It's 2Tb vs 250gb :)
It's a third party, Netgear ReadyNas. It's been awhile but I think I used the software that came with the drive. Aperture is able to see the drive. The file structure is simple. Broken down into two Folders, Backup and Media and under Media, 4 subfolders (Videos, Pictures, etc.). We store all pictures on it.