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How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library, deleting duplicate images to save space | 9to5Mac
I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization potential: trimming down your Mac’s photo library.

Particularly after installing OS X 10.10.3 with Apple’s new Photos app, you might be surprised to learn that you’ve lost a lot of hard drive space, and that there are suddenly tons of duplicate photos on your Mac. After installing OS X 10.10.3, the new Photos app converted my 90GB Aperture library into a 126GB Photos library, and left both on my hard drive. That’s an incredible amount of wasted space attributable to duplicates, so it’s no surprise that a $1 utility called Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro has recently become the #1 paid Mac App Store app, while a superior alternative called PhotoSweeper ($10) is in the top 50. I’ve used both apps, as well as many others, and can help you choose the one that’s best for your needs…
osx  photos  aperture  macappstore  mac  photography  tools  iphoto 
may 2015 by Aetles
Backing Up iPhoto & Aperture Libraries - Code42
Backing up Aperture with CrashPlan is similar to backing up iPhoto. However, it's more common with Aperture than with iPhoto to have multiple Aperture libraries. You should include the .aplibrary folder for each library in your backup file selection (e.g., /Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/). However, like with iPhoto, you should exclude two subfolders within your library folders: Previews and Thumbnails. 
backup  crashplan  aperture  osx 
october 2014 by Aetles
Josh Anon – An Aperture User Tries Lightroom
Given the unfortunate news about Apple not actively developing Aperture anymore, I decided to try Lightroom while shooting in Svalbard. I’m trying to figure out if I should keep using Aperture for the immediate future and wait for Photos to be more fleshed out or to switch to Lightroom now and not have to migrate even more photos later (I have terabytes of digital photos from 12+ years of shooting digital cameras and scans of slides about 20 years ago managed in Aperture). The short answer is that I’m still unsure, I’m leaning towards sticking with Aperture, but some small changes to Lightroom (or lack of improvements to Photos) could make me change my mind.
aperture  lightroom  photography  macosx  apple 
august 2014 by Aetles • Script: Aperture Photo to Day One Journal Entry
I wrote the script below that creates a new blank entry in Day One with the current image selected in Aperture attached to that new journal entry. The script then opens the edit view of the newly created journal entry so that you can add whatever text you would like to accompany your image. I also grab the EXIF data from the image and use that to set the date and time of the journal entry. You can download the script here and please give me your feedback on ways that I can improve the script.
aperture  dayone  applescript  journaling 
august 2012 by Aetles
Deep dive: Aperture and Photo Stream, how do they work? | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
I'm a bit of a shutterbug, so Photo Stream is something I was really interested in when it was announced as part of iOS 5's feature set way back in June. Frictionless, automated sending of photos from my phone to my computer? Sign me up!

Of course, as is too often the case with Apple, the nitty gritty of how this would work wasn't explained in any detail -- particularly for Aperture, which often takes a back seat to iPhoto when Apple is showing off its apps.

Hopefully, this article will answer all your questions about how these two products interact. If not, please leave a comment pointing out what I've overlooked.

Before we start, some basic housekeeping. Photo Stream isn't going to appear in your Aperture at all if you don't first upgrade to v3.2. You'll also need OS X 10.7.2 or later, and iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you've done all that, you're all set.
aperture  apple  photography  photostream 
november 2011 by Aetles
Don’t Let Aperture or Lightroom Hold ’em All - Duncan Davidson
What’s become obvious is that there’s a point at which you don’t want all of your photographs staring you in the face. You don’t even want them to surface in your catalog nor do you want them slowing you down when you search or browse. Yet, you don’t really want them totally out of your life. For any number of reasons—some of which make sense, and others which sound like the things a hoarder might say—you want to be able to dig back through those photos at a later date and maybe promote a photo that’s become more meaningful.

Aperture and Lightroom—both of which want to be the one true solution—don’t really help you with this on their own, at least not after some tens of thousands of images stack up. As the photos continue to pour in, both Aperture and Lightroom start to loose their grace and can get downright unwieldy. But who’s to say that you have to let Aperture or Lightroom be the master of all your photos? The answer is that you don’t.
aperture  lightroom 
october 2011 by Aetles
iPhone Image Adjustments… Live in Aperture - ApertureExpert Tips - — Your resource for tips, training, presets and more for Apple's Aperture 3
This is just wicked cool, and precisely the kind of reason that using Apple’s entire ecosystem works so well.

By now we all know that you can shoot a photo on your iPhone and, with iOS 5 and iCloud, have that photo show up in your Photo Stream in Aperture or iPhoto.

We know that you can edit your photos in the new (minimal) photo editing feature in the iPhone’s built-in Photos app.

But did you know that the edits you make aren’t only not-permanent, but are actually translated to Aperture (and presumably iPhoto) as actual Adjustments?? (obviously I didn’t either until just a few minutes ago, or I wouldn’t be so excited!)
aperture  ios5  photostream 
october 2011 by Aetles
Apple - Support - Discussions - Recurring - Updating Library - Every ...
I think my question has been answered. … (Think, needs time to be sure, but so far it works)

Started Aperture with Command-Option held down on Aperture startup, and ran the fix permissions tool. … It did say that it was changing some image permissions to owned by current user.

Then I started Aperture with Command-Option held down on Aperture startup, and ran the Repair Library took. ... I did not notice any thing changing when I repaired the library with that tool.

But the end result of doing both those things is that, so far, my machine does not process the library every time I restarted Aperture today.
aperture  library 
december 2010 by Aetles
Using Aperture 3 to Manage Your iMovie '11 Assets - The Digital Story
You can have all of your photos and movies managed by one database, yet still use the necessary tools to get the job done. Many of my current assignments require that I deliver both video and images. A workflow that will keep you from going crazy it to upload everything into Aperture 3.

For simple video pieces, you can edit video in Aperture. If you need more tools, then iMovie '11 can tap into your Aperture library for content, create and output movies, without duplicating the source material. This gives you one set of master footage, but multiple production options.
imovie  aperture 
november 2010 by Aetles
Three Not-So-Obvious Tips - Inside Aperture
3. Removing Keywords from Multiple Images
As much as I try not to do dumb things, I sometimes mis-label animals and plants in groups of images or misspell keywords. If you look under the menus, the only "remove" commands for keywords will either remove the keyword if it's in the current keyword set or remove all keywords from the image. It's possible to remove individual keywords from individual images by using the "Keywords" button in the metadata inspectur, but It's not very clear how you can remove one specific keyword from multiple images, without first adding it to a keyword set. However, there is a way to just remove 1 keyword
may 2010 by Aetles
Apple - Support - Discussions - Batch Keyword Removal Advice ...
1. Press shift-D if necessary to show the keyword controls in the control bar.
2. Select the photos with the unwanted keyword in the browser
3. Put focus on the keyword entry field in the control bar either by clicking in it or by pressing option-`. You could also select "New Keyword" from the Metadata menu.
4. Slowly begin typing the unwanted keyword in the field. Aperture autofills the keywords. I usually type only the first few letters; Aperture presents a list and I use the up and down arrows to select the keyword. Note that you haven't pressed enter or return yet.
5. Press shift-return to remove the keyword from all of the selected photos. If you had pressed just return, then Aperture would have added the keyword to the photos. Shift-return does the opposite.
6. Notice that focus is still on the keyword field. Press enter or escape to exit the field. It can be frustrating to forget the focus is in there as you press keys to do other things. I do that all the time.
may 2010 by Aetles

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