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Ross Millard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 6, 2013 3:32 PM

Heavy user of Aperture for several years after being informed by Apple that iPhoto’s weaker data base would get screwed up, as in fact mine had. I never opened iPhoto after that so it’s database remained old and inactive.

 

When the New MacBook Pro (2 weeks old) was initialized, iPhoto was opened in the process and iPhoto apparently hooked to the Aperture database, the only photo database on the new MAC. Information gathered on this subject indicate that iPhoto populated the “Event” (that is not an Event to Aperture) to Aperture’s RECENTS from iPhoto’s RECENTS. Can’t Delete or control Photos in Aperture’s RECENTs because it came from iPhoto and is not recognized as an Event. It contains the same photos as a Project already in Aperture, so I assume it is some kind of duplicate.

 

So, in iTunes, when I sync photos…  Sync from Aperture is selected, then Select Albums, Events, Faces and automatically include: … NO Events selected.

 

Summary:

The iPhoto Event sent to Aperture and residing in RECENT is ignored by the “No Events” option. It can not be deleted and I certainly do not want the original Aperture Project in Aperture to be affected. 2 sets of photos appear in iPhone and iPad, one containing a whole bunch of photos I do not care to display on my Devices... but am forced to.

 

There are now 3 such sets all from fifferent time with work flow inbetween not affected.

 

Work flow: Create edited image in Photoshop. Import jpgs to Aperture, Project. Select bunch and placed in Album. Albums chosen as source to display on remotes.

MacBookPro 17', Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • norbertmuc Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to Ross Millard)

    No you can't delete photos in RECENT. Recent is just a reference to the last Project that you viewed, not a file with photos.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 3:14 AM (in response to Ross Millard)

    What versions of iPhoto, Aperture, and IOS are you using?  Are you using the most recent versions Aperture 3.5, iPhoto 9.5, and iPhoto 2.0 (IOS 7) on your iPad and iPhone?

     

    All three "Recent" albums are created automatically, as norbertmuc pointed out - the "Recent" event in iPhoto, the "Recent" project in Aperture, and the "Recent" album in iPhoto on your iPad (if you are viewing your photos in iPhoto on your iPad). These recent albums are just smart albums for quick access to recently used images. They will show images contained in other library items, and these smart albums will not duplicate the images they are showing, so they do not require any additional space, neither on your mac nor on your iPad.

     

    The project you are seeing in Aperture in the "Recent" section is the last project you browsed by opening it from the "Projects" view. Try to open a different project from "Projects" in Aperture and you will see, that the Aperture "Recent" project will change.

     

    2 sets of photos appear in iPhone and iPad, one containing a whole bunch of photos I do not care to display on my Devices... but am forced to.

    Please explain more, where exactly you are seeing unwanted images on your iPad or iPhone, if it is not the "Recent" album in iPhoto on IOS. These album is not synced from your Mac, iPhoto 2.0 on IOS creates it automatically from photos on your iPad or iPhone.

    No you can't delete photos in RECENT.

     

    Actually, you can delete any photo in the recent project (in Aperture)  like in any other smart album, Norbert - only you should not, because it will delete the photos from the original project. You will not want to do that.

     

     

    after being informed by Apple that iPhoto’s weaker data base would get screwed up, as in fact mine had.

     

    I wonder which Apple representative told you that. iPhoto is just as robust as Aperture, and since last year both applications are using exactly the same photo library format.

  • norbertmuc Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to Ross Millard)

    "Actually, you can delete any photo in the recent project (in  Aperture)  like in any other smart album, Norbert - only you should not,  because it will delete the photos from the original project. You will  not want to do that."

     

     

    Sure you can delete there, but than all is gone. Thats not what he wanted.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to norbertmuc)

    Here, you said:

    you can't delete photos in RECENT. Recent is just a reference to the last Project that you viewed, not a file with photos.

    The OP marked this as liked.

     

    Léonie pointed out, correcting your mis-information:

    you can delete any photo in the recent project (in Aperture)  like in any other smart album

    To which you responded:

    Sure you can delete there, but than all is gone. Thats not what he wanted.

    Which the OP also "liked".

     

    I find this troubling.  Both of your statements can't be true.  The OP must be confused at this point.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to Ross Millard)

    Ross, I am still not sure about what you are seeing on your devices and where. Are you viewing your photos on the devices in the Photos.app or iPhoto.app on your iPhone and iPad? And are you using IOS 7 or an earlier IOS version?

     

    2 things. The photos in RECENTS are not always the last one. I can have a set of photos appearing there after I have created a later new Project. They seem to be the ones RECENT wants there.

    No, the "Recent"  in Aperture is the last project you browsed recently from the "Projects" view.  That project can be many years old.

     

    Have you tried to delete the iPod Photo Cache? If iTunes is syncing items to your iDevices that you did not enable to be synced, this Cache might be corrupted, see this document: iTunes: Understanding the iPod Photo Cache folder

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