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Raw & Post Processing, Printing => Apple Aperture Q&A => Topic started by: special10 on July 28, 2011, 09:44:23 AM

Title: Changing project files to be referenced vs. stored in the Aperture database
Post by: special10 on July 28, 2011, 09:44:23 AM
Hello,

I recently imported a new project and made lots of image edits, sorting and tagging etc.

However I intended to have Aperture reference the files instead of importing them into the Aperture database. 

Is there any way to change the project to reference the external files without loosing my image edits and reimporting?

Thanks much,

Edward
Title: Re: Changing project files to be referenced vs. stored in the Aperture database
Post by: john beardsworth on July 28, 2011, 01:10:45 PM
Look at the File > Relocate Masters command
Title: Re: Changing project files to be referenced vs. stored in the Aperture database
Post by: special10 on July 30, 2011, 02:53:11 PM
Thanks - your sugggestion generally seems to have worked.  It did however appear to generate some duplicate files (with a slight file name modifcation) to the files that I have edited while stored in the Aperture database.

Is that to be expected?

Thanks again,

Edward
Title: Re: Changing project files to be referenced vs. stored in the Aperture database
Post by: john beardsworth on July 31, 2011, 04:35:17 PM
I don't know Aperture well enough to be certain, but I think the answer depends on how you tell Aperture to relocate the masters. If you tell it to use the capture date, then I wouldn't expect duplicates. Equally, if you split by project, an image can only be in one project. But other ways of splitting may cause duplicates. Maybe some real Aperture users can comment?

John