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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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What is the easiest way to strip 'iPhoto Original' and 'Faces' tags from photos?

When I switched to Macs a few years ago, I started using iPhoto to manage all of my digital pictures. I then moved on to Aperture, and now I've just gotten annoyed with the single-file-library thing ...
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iPhone photo download workflow for ONLY new photos onto Mac

[Cross posting this from SuperUser since I have a bounty on it and have no replies yet, hopefully will get more attention here ;)] I'm finding my iPhone photo download workflow to be a bit ...
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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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What issues should I expect in migrating from iPhoto to Lightroom?

I recently got Adobe Lightroom 3, and I'd like to migrate my iPhoto 09 library. I'd like to know the best way to do this, with the corresponding tradeoffs between fuss and feature loss. iPhoto of ...
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Can I combine RAW & JPEG after import in Aperture?

I'm trying out Aperture; I have a hefty collection of photos in iPhoto, and for a few reasons, it's not cutting it for me anymore. I recently started shooting RAW+JPEG on my camera. I see that ...
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How to print a square photo on standard paper?

I have a picture frame which is square but I don't understand how to print a cropped (square) photo out, say on A4 paper, so that I can cut away the excess, leaving a perfectly sized photo for my ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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Is Picasa or iPhoto better for publishing hierarchical sets to Flickr?

I used to use iMatch, then I moved to my own database for various reasons, but I've never had the time to get the GUI front-end working well.... now that I have my Mac, I figured I'd try out iPhoto (I ...
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How do I keep iPhoto in sync with the filesystem

I set iPhoto to not copy photos when I add them to my library (because having two copies is not helpful, wastes space, and makes more work for me). I then happened to delete some photos using Picasa, ...
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What metadata editor is capable of overwriting originals?

Photography workflows seem to be oblivious to version control systems like git. Instead iPhoto and Lightroom seem to expect you to keep multiple copies of edited/catalogued images. I simply want to ...
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How to automatically sync photos from the Eye-fi import software to iPhoto on a Mac?

I bought an eye-fi SD card to enable wifi upload of the photos from my non wifi capable camera. It works fine. My trouble starts in the postprocessing part of my workflow. To use eye-fi one has to ...
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Can I back up just the iPhoto library, without the photos?

I maintain all of my photos on a separate hard drive on my network. I've imported them into iPhoto but did not select "copy to iPhoto", so they're merely referenced from the network drive. I've gone ...
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can I export iphoto organisational data for use in another photo management tool

I have about 10k photos in iphoto, carefully organised into albums and rated and tagged. How can I export all that organisation data if I wanted to move my library to another photo management system? ...
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iPhoto and Aperture — Good workflow?

I just recently bought Aperture 3 and I already have iPhoto 11. My iPhoto has thousands of pictures. Many are dupes. Many are low quality from a 1MP (yeah, remember those?) camera. However, I have ...
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Learning from one's blurred photos: where was the focus point set?

After some shooting, I inevitably find that some photos (and by Murphy, often the best ones) have a blurred subject. Even if the shots are spontaneous and hence the subject is hardly static, I ...
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Do iPhoto and Picasa let me view photos at a 1:1 pixel ratio?

I need to compare photos at a 1:1 pixel ratio (not downscaled to fit the monitor). For this, I need to set the view to 1:1 and then go through the photos using the arrow keys. As you can guess, I need ...
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Can I get iPhoto to fit photos to the screen?

iPhoto 11 sometimes displays photos at a small size, with a black band on all four sides of the photo. This happens when I press the back and forward arrow keys to go through my event: Notice the ...
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How to sync EXIF data and date information from iPhoto to Flickr

I've recently started a process of scanning old photo albums. I had settled into a nice workflow scanning a few images at a time and using iPhoto to add descriptions and change the dates, thinking ...
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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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Aperture Master files

How do I create master files in Aperture so that I can email from within that application? Most of a photos started in iPhoto originally.
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how does one package a group of photos for electronic delivery from apple iphoto?

I would like to package several (let's say 50, for sake of argument) jpegs into one or a few convenient file to send electronically to another email address without exceeding attachment limits or ...
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How to export an iPhoto photo book with 2-page spreads?

I exported an iPhoto photo book that contains a couple 2-page spreads to a PDF but strangely only one of the two pages was exported. How should I export it correctly? I export it to give the file to ...
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How do I keep Photo Stream photos separate from imported photos in iPhoto?

I keep most of my photos organized using Expression Media, but it is very easy to manage photos from my iPhone in iPhoto. However, when I click on Photos under library it shows the images from Photo ...