I have a library of 20,000+ JPG images and I've now decided it is time to clean up the collection: sort, edit, crop, straighten, delete etc.
So I have a few questions:
By editing a JPG and exporting the version, will I be losing image quality/data?
I don't want to keep two sets of JPGs – the original + version – for all images. Is there a proper way to overwrite JPGs? Is this meaningful to do?
I'm using Aperture 3. The problem I encounter is that when I create a version of the original and export it as a JPG, the metadata is not exported. If I understand correctly, the whole idea is to keep the original and therefore when I create a version it becomes a new image with no metadata. Is there a way to export the metadata into the versions I have created?
How do you handle your JPG images? Say you've been on vacation and taken a few hundred images. All images need a few alterations. Do you just keep the photos and create versions of those you like plus keep the originals or do you edit away and create 'new' images? Thanks!