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 Post subject: Aperture users? Help!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:53 pm 
Hey Aperture users!

I'm trying my hand at Aperture to see if 2.0 version will be better for my uses than Lightroom. I'm looking for some advice though on image management.

How do you have things set up??

For me, what I want to do is have a library with currently working images on my laptop and archived images will be stored on my external hard drive but I want to keep the library on my laptop.

What I want to do with archived images is store them in projects/folders/whatever by date.

So any suggestions?



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:27 pm 
A new user of Aperture myself and am just using a very simple setup at the moment.

As I work on a MacBook Pro I store images on an external firewire drive and only import as referenced masters rather than fill up the laptop drive with duplicate master files (Still have the Aperture Library based on the laptop). The only disadvantage to working this way as far as I can tell is the vault feature will not manage/backup the original masters. Used to manually backing up masters when downloading from memory cards anyway so it is not a big issue as far as I am concerned.

The images themselves are arranged in folders by date as I used to do with Adobe Bridge but then split into various projects when imported to Aperture. Aperture then backs up my projects to a vault on the firewire drive, which is in turn backed up using Time Capsule.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:07 am 
Simple way to archive older pictures and still have thumbs is to first import them as referenced files stored on your laptop.

When the pictures are no longer needed for editing you can move the folders out of where they are stored (in my case its Pictures<Aperture photos<2008<8<2) to the other drive. Then when they are on the other drive you can go under file in aperture and select manage referenced masters and reconnect them to the moved folder.

If that was confusing just send me a message and I will try to help.

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