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Apple Aperture is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. It is commonly compared to Adobe Lightroom.

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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

We all know that Apple Aperture is almost dead. We don't know how Photos will be a replacement solution. In between, I would like to start working with the Adobe solution and I would like to work on ...
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Android application similar to Apple Aperture / Adobe Lightroom?

I'm looking for an Android photography application for my tablet which will work similar to Apple Aperture. The main features I'm particularly interested in are: The ability to rate photos 1-5 Basic ...
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Is it possible to manage photos without importing them into libraries in iPhoto or Aperture?

I absolutely love the simple and clean interface and features that iPhoto and Aperture bring and I absolutely hate the "library/import" approach. I like to see my photos as files on a disk and that's ...
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Software on Macintosh for adding GPS data to RAW files

I want to add GPS location to RAW photos (from my EOS7D) using location data from my iPhone 5. Aperture doesn't save the data I added unless I export the RAW files as JPEGs. I've searched the site ...
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Why do I see posterization in photoshop (and aperture) when I don't see it on my LCD screen?

My usual workflow is to upload pictures to Aperture then edit them in Photoshop if necessary. First I was disappointed when I saw the pictures in Aperture because of the posterization (worse in this ...
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Not quite straight lines; any help in Aperture?

This slightly bent sculpture is, I imagine, suffering from a bit of distortion. I thought that the raw processor in Aperture included lens data to correct this; the lens in question is a 55-200 ...
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How can I 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 (maybe). I'd like to export the masters and the modified versions of all my photos into standard Finder folders ...
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Apple Aperture replacement

Apple ends development of Aperture. Do you know any photo organizing software to replace it? I know about Adobes lightroom. I need to process raw files and ideal solution would run on Mac and ...
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Sharing multiple Aperture libraries with Final Cut Pro X

I have two different Aperture libraries, and I would like to be able to access them from Final Cut Pro X. However, on the Photos browser only one of them appears to be accessible. The other is nowhere ...
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Why do I have more 'originals' than 'versions' in Aperture?

In Aperture, when I open the 'Switch to Library' menu, it reports that my library has '797 versions, 1802 originals'. If I open the 'Photos' tab, there are indeed 797 items. So what are the ...
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Why does an Aperture smart album not select all the images with a keyword?

With Aperture 3.4.5, when I show the list of keywords, it shows me a count of '58' images next to one of them. When I create a smart album that simply selects that keyword, it comes up with 8 images. ...
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Why is Aperture 3.5.1 repeatedly crashing?

I have about 100GB of photo data (16,000+ images) as referenced files residing on a portable 1.5 TB drive. This arrangement has worked well until recently, when I imported several new projects. As I ...
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How can I prevent Aperture from rotating photos on export?

Maddeningly, when I export masters from Aperture 3.5.1 many (about half) of the photos are arbitrarily rotated to an orientation that they were neither taken at nor displayed at by Aperture itself. Is ...
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Purging RAWs in Aperture 3

I shoot RAW, and after importing and post-processing them in Aperture 3, I never need the RAW file again. This eats roughly 4-5x more disk space than if I had shot JPGs. Is there an easy way to ...
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How can I export EXIF metadata from Apple Aperture?

I'm trying to export the EXIF metadata from my photo archives so that I can do some analysis of which focal lengths I use the most. Aperture has a "File --> Export --> Metadata..." option, but that ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Yesterday, I have been shooting photos at a christmas market -- especially a band that played there. Since everything happened in the evening and it was quite dark, I thought using RAW instead of JPEG ...
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What can Aperture or Lightroom do that Picasa or iPhoto can't?

I just upgraded from a point-and-shoot to an interchangeable lens camera. I was wondering if I should also consider Aperture or Lightroom rather than Picasa, but I don't have a good idea of what ...
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My “flag” option is gone from Aperture

I have always used the "flag" option to tag my favorite pictures to go to later, but for some reason it's no longer there. Did I accidentally press on something that took it away?? Anyone know what I ...
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Why do photos look blurry in Aperture but sharp in Mac OS X Finder?

I see a strange behaviour in Apple's Aperture (latest version). When I import pictures taken by a Samsung NX1000 into Aperture and open a pic, at first it looks sharp — but after less than a second, ...
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How can I share rating metadata between Aperture and PhotoMechanic?

Is it possible to have enable editing photo metadata (keywords, rating, stars, color) in both Aperture and Photo Mechanic if the files are stored in Aperture as "referenced" files? I did a quick ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with Aperture using a Canon 5D mark i?

Google is swamped with walkthroughs for the canon 5D mark ii & iii. I am wondering if anyone has managed to get a tethered shoot setup working with the original 5D on a macbook. If so, how was it ...
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In Aperture, how can I export the preview of an image or locate the preview file?

I left my referenced masters elsewhere and would like to export the preview itself for sharing online. How can I grab a copy of it? I suppose taking screenshot is one possibility, but would rather ...
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Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?

When I try to set the white point for an image in Aperture 3 (using the curves tool), the image turns entirely white. When I try to set the white point on the same image in Photoshop CS6 using the ...
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Advantages of single vs multiple Aperture libraries?

I have nearly 15 years of digital photos scattered about that come close to 200GB. I bought Aperture last year, but have only now decided to tackle consolidating all these photos. I think I know how ...
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How to reupload images to a Facebook album from Aperture?

If I upload some pictures in a new Facebook album and after that I need to adjust them, I select the picture from Facebook's album in aperture but when is the picture reuploaded to Facebook? Does it ...
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Is there a feasible workaround for Leica M Monochrom DNG files with Apple aperture?

So far Aperture does not support Leica M Monochrom DNG's and the best way I have found to get the files into Aperture is to open the DNG's up in Adobe DNG, export them as TIFFs and import the TIFFs ...
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Why does Aperture tag my photos with the wrong address?

I have a number of photos that I have manually tagged with a location. (They did not have any GPS data associated with them automatically, as I took them with a camera without such facilities.) I have ...
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Does Apple Aperture provide features to support a RAW+JPEG workflow?

Can any experienced (Apple) Aperture user tell me whether Aperture has decent support for a RAW+JPEG workflow? For example, can Aperture: tag both files at the same time with a single key hit? ...
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How do you mark a photo as complete and done with edits in Aperture?

I love Apple Aperture, but it seems to be missing a very important function I strive for. I want to be able to lock a photo, meaning once locked I can no longer make changes to that photo. In ...
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How to move photos from Aperture to iphoto?

From time to time my daughter grabs my DS5100 and shoots. I import the results into Aperture along with the rest of the images. She does some tweaking sitting in front of my computer, and then wants ...
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How can I automatically back up only selected photos from Aperture?

Since some time I started using Aperture as my photo managament software. It offered me a nice workflow - but there's one thing I would like to know how to get working. I want to backup my files. ...
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How to relocate masters in aperture from boot drive to external drive?

I've seen discussions of how to locate offline files to move reference files to a different drive. However, what if I want to move all the referenced files off of my boot drive (Pictures folder) to ...
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How do I speed up Apple Aperture?

For my photo post processing software, currently Aperture is my program of choice. However it is extremely slow with my computer. I consider myself having a decent piece of hardware. I'm using the ...
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What is the best way to improve Aperture 3 peformance on an iMac?

I've got a 27" 2.8 i7 iMac. I recently moved from iPhoto to Aperture for managing my photos, and am not all that happy with the performance. With a bit of diagnosis, I've seen that 4GB RAM doesn't ...
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How do you recommend using the ADL (Active D-Lighting) feature in Nikon cameras? [duplicate]

Some folks recommend the use of the active d-lighting feature of Nikon cameras. However, if I am reading correctly, Aperture won't pay attention to this in a NEF file. Would the experts in the room ...
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What is an efficient workflow for picking photos from a large set? [duplicate]

In the last couple of days I shot quite a number of images at several locations (been to a concert and conference in another city). Now I wonder how others process large amounts of photos. Do you ...
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Apple Aperture profile name (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 vs Camera RGB Profile)

I have a bunch of duplicate photos in Aperture. They came from separate iPhoto libraries. Some of the photos have the profile name sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and others Camera RGB Profile. Which should I ...
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Why is Aperture changing the color of my RAW photos?

For some strange reason, Aperture 3 seems to shift the colors of the raw images, after importing them. For example, the reds become washed out and something not red. In the following example, the red ...
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Can I convert raw files to TIFFs via the command line using Apple's converting engine?

I want to convert from the command line a bunch of RAW files into tiffs using the same converting engine as Apple's Aperture or Preview (in order to get the same results as from these applications). ...
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How to correct exposure locally with Apple Aperture?

I have a question about using Aperture on OS X. I have taken a RAW picture (made with a K-5) of an arcade machine. While most of its surrounding is fairly well exposed, the lit areas are overexposed ...
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What are best-practices for personal photo organization in Aperture?

I'm curious about best practices for photo and project organization. I'm starting to have too many projects to just have them listed by date, like iPhoto does. I've recently switched to Aperture, and ...
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Aperture 3 - Open first aid options for external library

I have a huge Aperture 3 library that will not open, giving the following message: Verify that you have iPhoto 9.4 or later. Then open the library in iPhoto to upgrade it.. It is not set as my ...
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Why can't Apple Aperture 3 upload raw files from my Canon 7D?

Whenever I try to import raw files from my Canon 7D using Apple Aperture 3 (which is fully updated with all the latest Software Updates) I get an upload of 350 unwanted images ( including corporate ...
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Does the use of Canon's DPP Software have any advantages over using Aperture 3 straight away for Raw Processing?

During a recent photography course in South Africa I was strongly advised to download and use free Raw Processing Software before editing in Aperture 3. As a relative newcomer to working in Raw, I had ...
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How to write (manually added) GPS coordinates to originals in Aperture?

I'm using Aperture to add GPS coordinates to photos I've taken. The original stills are in craw2 and movies are in mov file format. I've noticed when I export originals that the photos didn't retain ...
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How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?

I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use Sony's ...
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Apple Aperture, raw files, and white balance?

The question I have is very similar to this one, but the answer there doesn't work for me, so I'll try asking it differently here... I switched to using raw format a while back, and am mostly happy ...
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Reducing chroma noise in Aperture

I have some photos shot in low light with a compact camera which exhibit significant chroma noise, which I’d like to correct as much as possible. My searches turned up a technique called “chroma ...
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Removing unwanted color from B&W image (aperture)

I've been shooting ilford color-process b&w film. The local photo processor's equipment has a glitch; sometimes the resulting negatives are slightly colorful. In the current roll, there's a ...