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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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How to locate unreferenced image in Aperture?

I'm importing my Aperture library into an Aperture library on an external drive. The issue is that I have some files which can't find their master (or reference? I'm still not sure of Aperture's ...
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How to import migrated Aperture library from Apple Photos to Lightroom?

I'm a bit late at migrating to Lightroom. I was an iPhoto user, then an Aperture user, and when Apple killed Aperture, I switched to Apple Photos. I regret my decision. Apple Photos doesn't meet my ...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

I've starting using the Photos app built into Mac OS (El Capitan). I appreciate the great integration with iOS/iPhone and iCloud. However, I'm not seeing any features that will let me make significant ...
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What concepts are needed to manage images in Aperture 3 libraries?

I'm still not quite sure I understand the way Aperture manages the library. I've been telling it to put all the pictures I import into a specific directory in a new project-named folder, but if I ...
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How to manage local and external Aperture libraries?

I have an aperture library on my laptop. I use it to import images from my camera. But I don't have much space left on my hard drive so I want to move my images to my external. On my external drive, ...
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How can I adjust high contrast edges in a night shot using Aperture 3?

I am working on this photo in Aperture 3 (this is a partial area of the shot). It's a night shot with a 30s shutter speed, so there are areas, namely above the roof that are blown out. This ...
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Family Mac workflow to enable family editing/viewing of images/movies

What is the best software/hardware solution for editing/storage/viewing of a family's digital images/movies on multiple Macs? The family wants to collaborate on editing using Aperture and iMovie. We ...
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Can the new Affinity Photo app work with multiple images, like Apple Aperture did?

I deal with hundreds if not thousands of images a day. I use Apple's Aperture program because i can edit many images at a time, and copy metadata from one image to the next. Has anyone used the new ...
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What does the Aperture→Lightroom plugin get me that directly importing image files doesn't?

This thread makes it clear that Adobe's plugin for migrating from Aperture to Lightroom does not support adjustments. If it doesn't support adjustments, then what do I get out of using the plugin ...
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How do I get rid of duplicate projects in Apple Aperture 3?

I've done a lot of searching but haven't been able to find the answer to a problem I'm having. I have several projects in Aperture 3. I just noticed that three of those projects now have duplicates. ...
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Not all images show up when reading directly from an SD card out of Nikon D5100?

I shot about 35 images on my new Nikon D5100. Turned off the camera, ejected card, inserted it into the SD slot on my Dell 3014 monitor. About 3/4 of the images turned up in the Aperture import window....
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Why do I have many duplicate files after importing a backup into Apple Aperture, and how can I fix it?

My old MacBook Pro died and I had to buy a new one, a 2016 model. Now I know that Apple has end-of-lifed Aperture, but I'm still using Aperture 3. But when I imported the Aperture Library from the ...
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HDR Efex Pro at Mac

I am still using Aperture and Nik Collection on my Mac (High Sierra). Nik Collection partially works. Silver Efex is working fine but HDR Efex does not save the edited photo, but the original one ...
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How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?

I'm trying to convert from Aperture to Lightroom. The first thing that does not make sense to me is how do you get an overview of your entire library (called catalog in lightroom)? In aperture, this ...
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Is it possible to edit metadata of images in a Mac OS Photos library?

I recently started using the Photos app built into the Apple Mac OS. I cannot find a way to edit the images' metadata except for Title, Description, and/or Keyword. And it seems that I can only do so ...
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Create versions of originals and export as JPEGS with metadata?

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 ...
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How can I preserve library structure (and ideally, edits) when migrating from Aperture to Darktable?

I've got a fairly large (>150GB) photo collection, comprising loads of RAW photos, currently sitting between three or four Aperture libraries. Given how much time and effort have been put into making ...
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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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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

My standard workflow is: take pictures in RAW -> import into Aperture -> append metadata info -> go through shots and filter out the bad ones -> do basic adjustments in Aperture -> use Nik plugins or ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...
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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 software can replace Apple Aperture?

Apple has announced the end of development for photo editing software Aperture. What photo organizing software can replace it? I am familiar with Adobe Lightroom. I need to process raw files and an ...
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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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Can you create “Versions” or “Virtual Copies” of a photo in Apple's new Photos app

Can you create "Versions" (as in Apple Aperture) or "Virtual Copies" (as in Lightroom) of the same image (without duplicating the entire image) in Apple's new Photos app?
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Aperture like event view in Lightroom 5

I just purchased Lightroom 5, and am making the switch from Aperture, which I've been using for the last two years, and has all of my 40,000+ images from that time frame. While I didn't realize that ...
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My “flag” option is gone from Aperture — where did it go and how do I get it back?

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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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

I'm trying to print photos from Aperture on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) via commercial printers. 4 different printers have consistently printed my photos looking more green than they look on ...
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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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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 Nikon ...
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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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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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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 test,...
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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? while ...
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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 ...