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Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture

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I want to run an idea by you and the idea is, even if you're an iPhoto user, most of the time, considering using Aperture for importing of your photos instead of using iPhoto. Then, of course, you can use iPhoto for everything else you do. Let me show you why I'm thinking along these lines. We did the Aperture Import here and as you can see, we have all that information that I added on Import; the keywords, the copyright notice, my website, all that good stuff and it's been applied to every photo here.

Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture

I want to run an idea by you and the idea is, even if you're an iPhoto user, most of the time, considering using Aperture for importing of your photos instead of using iPhoto. Then, of course, you can use iPhoto for everything else you do. Let me show you why I'm thinking along these lines. We did the Aperture Import here and as you can see, we have all that information that I added on Import; the keywords, the copyright notice, my website, all that good stuff and it's been applied to every photo here.

Now, since we have the unified library, we can open this library up in iPhoto also. Let me go ahead and quit Aperture right now. Here's that Aperture Library that we're just looking at. Let's open it in iPhoto, so I'm going to Ctrl+click on it. Go to Open with and choose iPhoto. It's a unified library, so there will be no problem with this at all. And here are our images, right here in iPhoto.

Because we don't have the same sort of information panel in iPhoto that we have in Aperture, we do see the basic XF Data which is the basic camera data, but we don't get to see the author data that I added in Aperture, though it is in there. iPhoto protects it. It doesn't get deleted. Just because we can't see it here doesn't mean it isn't there. So, here's a fun test. What I'm going to do right now is just, I'm going to export a photo out of iPhoto, on to the Desktop and then we're look and see if all that Metadata is still there.

Let's try it. This is the kind of stuff that I like to do on rainy days, right. So, we'll export a JPEG, we'll make the Quality High. By the way, I'll get into more about exporting in upcoming movies. We'll just go ahead and make sure all the Metadata is there and we'll just click Export. Let's just go ahead and put it on our Desktop, right here and we'll call this -- we'll just say metadata. There we go.

And off it goes. We did the Import for this shoot in Aperture. We played around with the images in iPhoto. We exported them out of iPhoto. Here's our image right here. Now, I'm just going to double click on it so it will open in Preview. So, we can see what Metadata is in there. So we'll double click on it and then I'm going to hit Command+I for Info. Here's our Basic Info for this shot. Let's go to IPTC and look, we have our Photographer, Creator.

We have our Copyright information, we have our keywords, we have All Rights Reserved, we have even my website right here. All these information is inside the photo, it stayed inside the photo and that was because we added it when imported through Aperture and iPhoto honored all that information, hung on to it and even when we export that information out of iPhoto, it is still present with the photo.

So, if you like having this type of information with your images that you can't add in iPhoto, but you can add in Aperture, why not open your iPhoto Library in Aperture, do your import, get all this information in and then you have it. Just an idea, I want to float by you in one of the advantages of using Aperture and iPhoto together.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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