Aperture is a photo management and editing application developed by Apple.

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Using Terminal to copy Aperture files from external hard drive to Mac

I'm a novice Mac user who inherited photo equipment from my photographer Dad. He used Aperture to manage his thousands of photos. I tried copying a 20 gB file to my computer but it's failed each time. ...
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Print resolution maps

I am trying to create a photobook with Aperture, but their maps are highly inaccurate (lots of lakes and even the whole Caspian sea is missing!). Online maps like Google Maps or Openstreetmap work ...
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Why have my Aperture referenced files disappeared without trace?

I have an Aperture library that I've been using for several years. In the past week a number of recent photos and movies have mysteriously disappeared. The missing files were all safely imported ...
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Aperture crashes as soon as I open it

I updated to the new Version of Aperture and it crashes every single time I want to open it. Aperture then detected that the library needs to be repaired so it does that and then still crashes. This ...
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How can I attach RAWs to already imported JPEGs in Aperture?

I shoot photos in RAW+JPEG mode since I got my DSLR. In the beginning I only used the JPEGs but lately I'm using RAW more and more. Unfortunately I imported only JPEGs in my first projects in ...
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How can I can delete a project in Aperture, but not in Flickr?

I have a Macbook Air as my only computer ; I store my shots on Flickr. The size of the SSD doesn't allow me to keep all my RAW files on my laptop. So I publish the photographs I like in their final ...
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Import into Aperture 3 without moving files

I like managing my own files, and this is definitely possible with Aperture 3. But there seems to be two ways to import into Aperture: either by dragging and dropping, or importing one folder at a ...
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Export my entire Aperture library into nested folders in the format YYYY/MM/DD

I'd like to migrate my photo library out of Aperture, but still use it to edit photos. I'd like to export the masters and the modified versions of all my photos into standard Finder folders in the ...
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What is the difference between Aperture and Adobe Lightroom? [closed]

In terms of user experience, handling, expandability (support for third-party plugins such as Photomatix), ability to seamlessly publish to Flickr/Picasa etc? Apple has a temporary action - buy an ...
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Browsing Pictures on a Mac

After many years using linux, I decided to buy a mac. Now my main problem is: how do I synchronize pictures within my linux machines and the mac? I have been using digikam in linux, and I like it ...
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What is the simplest way to backup a large (Aperture) photo library automatically to a different physical location (presumably through the cloud)?

I have about 10k pictures, (close to 50GB) on my MacBook Pro, all stored in an Aperture Library. I run time machine (on Snow Leopard if it matters), so they're backed up hourly to my time capsule, ...
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Aperture and networked drive: thinks images are offline

I keep my photos on a networked drive (wireless), and they are referenced by Aperture. Aperture seems to not try very hard to look for this drive. Usually I have to open the network drive in Finder ...
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Can Spotlight or Media Browser index metadata contained in iPhoto or Aperture in Mac OS X?

It seems silly to go to all the trouble to assign "Face" data to thousands of photos, but not make it possible to use that data to locate them outside of that application. Is there any way to get ...
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Photo Management Software for OS X That Supports Multiple Library Locations

I'm looking at the possibility of changing our photo management software. Thinking about Aperture or Lightroom. And want to know if either supports: Having folders/libraries on separate ...
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Deleting a tag from lots of images at once in Aperture?

Aperture makes it easy to tag lost of pictures at once by just selecting all the images, and the dragging and dropping tags from the tags pallet onto the selected images. But when you need to do the ...
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How do I migrate my photo library from Lightroom 1.0 into Aperture 2?

I've got thousands of photos in an existing Lightroom 1.0 library and I want to move them to Aperture 2. Is there a way to do this while preserving the keyword tags and existing adjustments? Using a ...
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Aperture Project naming conventions?

I am looking for some good advice on naming conventions for organizing and naming projects in Aperture. I recently switched from using iPhoto to using Aperture, and am really having trouble ...