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Aperture 3
Jason Joseph, Photographer
Dublin | OH | USA | Posted: 8:56 AM on 02.09.10
->> http://www.apple.com/aperture/
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 9:08 AM on 02.09.10
->> 64 bit!. set in and out points for video, merge libraries, brushes, book plugins, these are some of my favorite things. http://www.apple.com/aperture/features/

I have been waiting a long time for this update.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 10:38 AM on 02.09.10
->> Comprehensive info here:

http://aperture.maccreate.com/
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | | Posted: 11:34 AM on 02.09.10
->> So I guess this is why there hasn't been an update for my d300s NEF files for the last several months..
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 12:21 PM on 02.09.10
->> I've been lucky enough to have been using Aperture 3 for some time. I can tell you the feature set in this software will be of great interest to sports photographers. The import speed is incredible. It allows one to start working on images before they're even copied over to the hard drive. The metadata workflow is vastly improved. You can set up import presets, perhaps for every venue you shoot at. The brushes alone will speed up a workflow. Then the ability to merge libraries/projects from your laptop is a huge workflow improvement.

If anyone has any sports photography related Aperture questions, post them here and I'll try to answer them.
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Sean Popke, Photographer
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 12:26 PM on 02.09.10
->> One new feature which I didn't see - and I hope they have - is to apply sharpening on export.

Currently, if I want to export an image for web use, I have to export the full-size image, open in photoshop, resize, sharpen, and then save for web.

Being able to sharpen the reduced-size image directly in Aperture would be a big help.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 12:32 PM on 02.09.10
->> Here is a new feature that I think is a very nice addition.

Locked/Flagged Image Support
Selectively import only the images you have tagged or locked in the camera. This new option makes it easy to import your most important images first.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 12:45 PM on 02.09.10
->> Kevin: I meant to mention that as well. The multi-card import works really well to. It also will allow listening to attached audio files.

Sean: There are other ways to it. For instance, you could create an album, determine the best sharpening for that size, and export from that album. Then, it wouldn't affect the original images in the project. There are probably other ways to make that happen, but I'd have to think about it more. Almost any work-around in Aperture would be faster than opening them up in Photoshop.

tom
thomasboyd.net
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 12:59 PM on 02.09.10
->> Thomas,

That sounds like a pain in the butt. I can't believe that by now Aperture has not allowed for you to resize and sharpen the image. Basic stuff we are talking about here

You should not have to do a bunch of stuff just to get something like that.
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 2:13 PM on 02.09.10
->> Rats! Only works with intel machines.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 2:31 PM on 02.09.10
->> A pain in the butt compared to opening every image in photoshop, resizing, sharpening and resaving? I could do what I said in Aperture in seconds. It's no big deal at all. Select images, create allbum, sharpen, export. How hard is that?

Plus, there may very well be an easier way than that. That's just what I came up off the top my head.

Actually, it will easily resize and sharpen images to size for export. That's a no brainer, but Jason wants to have a separate set of images ready for export with sharpening appropriate to the web. I don't think he wants to do that to every image in a project (even if he did, it's no problem to reset the sharpening).

By putting the images in a separate album, he can do a special sharpen and export from there without affecting all the other images. For instance, he could make a smart album that displays the color red. That smart album would be where he would lay down his web sharpen preset. After he set that up, he could export those images very quickly to size.
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Max Simbron, Photographer, Assistant
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:40 PM on 02.09.10
->> Thomas,

How good is the Faces feature? I'd like to be able to auto tag images with the names of the people in the image. Can Faces recognize multiple faces in an image? And can I add that to a jpeg without altering it at all? I'd simply like to take an image, tag it with a name (plus standard caption info), and not touch the image otherwise.

Max
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Chris Salata, Student/Intern, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 3:35 PM on 02.09.10
->> Has anyone been able to download a trial yet? I tried twice and Apple just sends me a blank email.
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | US | Posted: 3:39 PM on 02.09.10
->> Chris...I got it with no problems.
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Chris Salata, Student/Intern, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 02.09.10
->> Weird. I have tried four times using different browsers and email addresses and I still keep on getting a blank email. Maybe it is something with Gmail?
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Brian Tietz, Photographer
Fort Myers | FL | USA | Posted: 4:18 PM on 02.09.10
->> Anyone know if you can apply IPTC caption info to the masters during import like Photo Mechanic yet?
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 4:24 PM on 02.09.10
->> If anyone is having problems seeing the email in gmail, open the message, click the downward facing arrow next to the reply buttong, then choose "message text garbled?"

that will show you the orginal text without HTML formatting, including your download link and serial number.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 4:50 PM on 02.09.10
->> Brian, Unless I am misunderstanding your question, you can already apply IPTC caption info to the masters during import.
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 5:00 PM on 02.09.10
->> Chris:

Are you using an intel mac? I had the same result until called Apple to find out that it only works with intel machines.
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Chris Salata, Student/Intern, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 5:29 PM on 02.09.10
->> Joshua, you are a genius. Problem fixed. Thanks.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 11:20 PM on 02.09.10
->> Aperture 2 could not apply IPTC to Masters.

Aperture 3 CAN apply IPTC to Masters, but not on import. It's a separate menu command.

At first, I wished it could be done on import, but then after I put together my DVD burning workflow, I realized it was better to Apply IPTC to Master at the end of the workflow because all the specific captioning went to the master instead of just a generic caption if it were done at the beginning.

I apply IPTC just before burning dvd. It's also possible now to command click numerous projects and apply iptc to masters to multiple projects at once.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 11:28 PM on 02.09.10
->> Max: I personally have not done much with Faces other than take a look at it and see that it was there. The demonstrations I've seen of it were very cool and it looked like it worked very well.

I'll be curious to see how photojournalists put that feature to good use. I'm sure there will be some creative applications.

I think it has possibilities with sports photography identifying players. Of course, there will be limitations with sports like football and lacrosse that have face masks, but i could see it being useful for basketball, baseball, soccer and track. We'll see.

"I'd like to be able to auto tag images with the names of the people in the image. Can Faces recognize multiple faces in an image?"

They way I've seen it work I believe that it can.

"And can I add that to a jpeg without altering it at all? I'd simply like to take an image, tag it with a name (plus standard caption info), and not touch the image otherwise."

All changes in Aperture are non-destructive.
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Nate Ryan, Student/Intern, Photographer
Northfield | MN | | Posted: 12:26 AM on 02.10.10
->> The video/audio inclusion is huge.

I have just moved my workflow mostly over to the Lightroom 3 beta after relying on the camera raw processor in Bridge. It has been a big improvement; however, only thing I find frustrating is not being able to listen to the audio notes I make with the microphone on the back of the D3. It would be really nice to have the audio file with caption info right next to the image.
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 1:09 AM on 02.10.10
->> I think faces could be really great for my weddings. You can limit the facial recognition to a particular project, so I could potentially start creating smart folders that say "bride alone 5 star", groom and bride 5 star, etc etc.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 3:54 AM on 02.10.10
->> One more new feature sports photographers may like:

Backup on Import:
Automatically back up your master images to a second drive during import, freeing you from the need to perform a separate, manual backup.

Since almost all of us work off of laptops, it's smart to back-up to an external drive.
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Monty Rand, Photographer
Bangor | ME | USA | Posted: 7:28 AM on 02.10.10
->> I'm not to familiar with Aperture. I just started playing around in Lightroom. I'm using lightroom in conjunction with Photoshop. My question is this-What is the best combination:

Photoshop and Lightroom
Photoshop and aperture
Lightroom and Aperture

I'm having a hard time adding Lightroom to my workflow. I've got a great workflow using Photomechanic for importing and selecting images and then Photoshop for editing. Photoshop has all my actions which I use a lot. I did watch a few videos on Aperture and it looks cool, so I guess I'm a little confused, but interested in what this program can do. The stuff being done in aperture looked great and the video made it look very easy. I'm just not sure I have the time to explore another program that may not really fit into my workflow.
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Phoenix | AZ | United States | Posted: 8:51 AM on 02.10.10
->> Lightroom and Aperture are competitive products with a lot of similarities so using LR and Aperture together would be like using Word and Pages at the same time. No need to. And, since both work with catalogs, using both would be really confusing.

So it's LR/Photoshop or Aperture/Photoshop. This is turning into a discussion with the same level of passion as Mac/Windows or Canon/Nikon. But unlike those two, there is no "wrong" answer with LR vs Aperture.

I use LR and I really, really like it. It has changed my workflow completely. I very rarely use Photoshop anymore. I can do 99 percent of what I need to do for journalism in LR without passing the photo onto Photoshop. The exception is noise control. LR's noise tools (in vers2) are not as good as Noise Ninja. So for high ISO shots with my older cameras (or anything over ISO 200 with my G10), pictures go to Photoshop so I can use NN.

Although Aperture 3 is getting a lot of attention right now, I suspect that LR3 is just around the corner. The beta has been out for a while now. When the beta was released last summer most folks were speculating that the real version would be out this spring.

Aperture does some things LR doesn't do, like books. LR2 does some things Aperture 2 didn't do, like localized edits. I haven't taken Aperture 3 out for a spin, so I don't know what it will or won't do.

For somebody currently using LR2 and considering Aperture3 I would suggest waiting till LR3 is released and seeing how they stack up. For someone coming into LR or Aperture for the first time I would suggest downloading 30 day trials of both and seeing which you prefer. If you're already using Aperture 2 it's probably a no brainer to upgrade to 3.
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Monty Rand, Photographer
Bangor | ME | USA | Posted: 9:25 AM on 02.10.10
->> Thanks Jack. Great info.

Much appreciated.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 10:25 AM on 02.10.10
->> Thomas, Am I confusing terminology? When I go to import new images, there is a section that allows me to import from the camera or append my own info for a wide range of IPTC fields, including a caption.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 11:05 AM on 02.10.10
->> Jack: Aperture 3 will do localized edits.

This a good break down of the new features that Aperture has that Lightroom doesn't:

http://aperture.maccreate.com/2010/02/09/aperture-3-overview/

I really didn't want this to turn into an Aperture vs. Lightroom thread. I just wanted to help sports photographers figure out the program as related to their workflow. It does many things that will help sports photographers get photos out the door on deadline very efficiently. Downloading the trial version is good advice.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 11:18 AM on 02.10.10
->> Kevin: I'm not sure but I think you are asking me about the "Write to IPTC Masters" feature.

There are two thing with regard to IPTC. When we import images into Aperture, we can either add IPTC to the images in import, or we go back later and add IPTC in the Batch Change window to all the images, or to a single image in the Metadata tab. Either way, the IPTC you added only lives in the Aperture database.

The IPTC will only be in the image's file info when it's exported. However, there's a new feature in Aperture 3 that allows the user to embed the IPTC in the Masters residing on the hard drive. This is relevant only with regard to a "referenced" library.

This is a helpful feature, because if you want to archive just the masters, you want to have the IPTC live with those master forever. It's also helpful if you have to burn DVDs of the masters.

I hope that clarifies your question, if not...ask again and I'll do my best.
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 11:43 AM on 02.10.10
->> NOTE: Upgrading a moderate sized library (approx 90,000 images) from A2 to A3 will be an overnight and then some task.

Started the upgrade at 10 pm and still not done (at 95%) as of 8:41 am PST
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 12:52 PM on 02.10.10
->> Thanks Thomas. That answered it.

I am so used to working with RAW files that exporting a JPEG or TIFF file is just a part of my workflow so I consider having the IPTC info associated with my file to be a part of the file since it ends up associated with all my outputs. I don't ever export and send master files so did not really think about the fact that the info is not actually hard written into the master.

Thanks for providing the detailed explanation.

PS The library rebuild suggestion you provided me worked wonders on improving my overall performance. Thanks for the help.
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Phoenix | AZ | United States | Posted: 2:00 PM on 02.10.10
->> Thomas,

You're right. Aperture's new feature set is very impressive. I tried both back in vers 1 days and decided on LR. At the time, the killers were the lack of xmp support in Aperture and the fact that Aperture was painfully slow on my MacBook and really needed higher end computers. It sounds as though Apple has addressed those issues. It might be time for me to giver Aperture a second look.

jack
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 1:08 PM on 02.13.10
->> As I discover tutorials for things in Aperture 3 relevant to sports photographers, i will post them.

Here's a nice explanation of the new metadata features in Aperture 3:

http://aperture.maccreate.com/2010/02/13/iptc-core-support-in-aperture-3/
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 5:13 PM on 02.13.10
->> Since we are on the subject....

I use Uber Uploads AperturetoFtp program for my FTP uploads. Will the Aperture 2 version work with Aperture 3, or did they put in a new FTP server in Aperture 3. I love the Uberupload version.

Thanks....
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Paul Gallaher, Photographer
Temecula | CA | USA | Posted: 6:05 PM on 02.13.10
->> Scott:

I had to re-install the UberUpload FTP plugin after upgrading to Aperture 3. It works fine, but it will only currently run in 32-bit. If you are in 64-bit, Aperture 3 will have to restart in 32-bit when you export via the FTP plugin.

The same goes for PhotoShelter's upload plugin.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 11:12 PM on 02.13.10
->> My experience with Aperture 3 so far has been a disaster of biblical proportions. I wanted to provide an update to hopefully keep others from running into the troubles I have.

I ordered the upgrade version and received it a couple of days ago. I started the upgrade and after the software install it prompts you that it needs to upgrade your library to get started. As I began this process I immediately ran into an error that said I did not have enough disk space to do this.

I did not have the disk space because my Aperture library was taking up too much of my internal HD but since the install software had written over the previous version, I was not able to go back into my library and move files out of that library to an external drive so I was stuck.

Here is where it gets fun. I tried to delete Aperture 3 so I could go back and reinstall Aperture 2 in order to clean things up and try again however that did not work. The reinstall fails and when yo go into custom install options it does not even give you an option to reinstall a previous version. After two days of soliciting help from the Apple boards, it now appears that even if you totally clean out everything Aperture related, that it still will not allow the install of an earlier version to work.

The only possible solution offered at this point is to clean everything out and reinstall from a Time Machine copy, which I also can't do since when I tried to implement TM it led to a week of constantly crashing my machine and the only solution that was ever found that fixed it was to no longer use TM.

So now I have no version of Aperture on my computer and have no idea what it is going to take to get it to fixed.

Here are a couple of links to threads on their boards about this problem and several others people are experiencing trying to upgrade.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2333372&start=15&tstart=0

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2335164&tstart=0

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2331026&tstart=-1

At this point I am extremely frustrated and very disappointed. I want very much for this to work because I am a big fan of Aperture but right now I am totally at a loss for how an upgrade can go so terribly wrong.

I also know that if I see Jimmy Fallon anytime soon I am punching him in the face. This kind of crap is something I would expect from a PC.
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 11:59 PM on 02.13.10
->> Now you have me really scared. I have had library issues before. Apparently I have to reinstall Uberupload to FTP, but it will not work at the highest speed. Add in that I keep different elements of my "library" on different external hard drives. Who thinks I am doomed and maybe I should wait for the first update?
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 1:06 AM on 02.14.10
->> Kevin:
Uberupload works fine in the 32-bit mode and so does Aperture 3. I haven't noticed much difference between the two modes honestly.

Plus, Uberupload will probably come out with a new version soon. I don't this for sure, but it stands to reason. We'll see.

Fear not, about the library upgrade, but it's important to read the release notes and follow the directions.

Tom
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Peyton Williams, Photographer
Chapel Hill | NC | USA | Posted: 1:13 PM on 02.14.10
->> I'm guessing that most of here shoot gigabytes worth of photos every weekend and have to caption them. My impression of Aperture is that it is not cut out for sports photographers, but I could be wrong. Some things have concerned me:

I have a constant inflow and outflow of photos; photos will stay on my computer's hard drive for maybe 2 weeks before being put on an external drive (some going to Photoshelter). Shooting in RAW adds up quickly. I might shoot 20 GB in a weekend. I'll have to delete the bad ones, then caption all the photos. Aperture impresses me of being like iPhoto: Keeping all of these files in a library that would quickly overwhelm my computer's HD.

The photos can't be captioned the same either; captions depend on what athlete is in them. For that, I depend heavily on Photo Mechanic's code replacement. Is there a like function in Aperture?

At the end of the day, for someone editing through and captioning a large volume of photos, it seems like Photo Mechanic can't be beat. But if I'm overlooking ways to make my workflow more efficient, I'm always looking for ideas.
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Neil Wade, Photographer
Taipei | TW | Taiwan | Posted: 9:01 PM on 02.14.10
->> @Peyton
I can't answer all your questions, but when importing new photos, you don't have to store them on the computer's hard drive. You can choose to store them as "referenced files" on an external hard drive.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 1:32 PM on 02.15.10
->> Peyton: Neil is right. You are thinking about Aperture 1.0 where all the photos were "managed" and stored in the Aperture libary. Starting with 1.5, you had the option of managed or referenced, meaning that the images can be stored on any hard drive, internal or external.

I'm a newspaper photographer who shoots a ton of sports. I can tell you Aperture is very well suited to a deadline sports workflow. It's true that it won't do code replacement, but if you look a the total workflow considering you don't have to open anything in Photoshop and can edit non-destructively, it's far more efficient and faster than a Photo Mechanic/Photoshop workflow.

The big thing in Aperture 3, is the ability to start working on images before it's even off the card.

Plus, you can upload to photoshelter.com directly from Aperture or get an inexpensive plugin to FTP directly out of Aperture.

I personally haven't found code replacement to be that helpful. I shoot so many different sports and teams, that the setup time was not really worth it. Plus, I never could trust it. I always felt compelled to double check it, which by the time I did that, I might as well have just typed it in off the roster. Heck, some rosters aren't even trustworthy. Players change numbers, there are duplicate numbers and if you have to double check and update, what's the point.

I suppose if you are shooting the same team week after week, it might make sense, but not for me.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 4:01 PM on 02.15.10
->> An update on my story.

I was able to delete a bunch of PKG files which then allowed me to reinstall earlier versions of Aperture. I am now back to where I was pre A3 upgrade and everything is working just fine.

I am in the process of getting my libraries in better order and once that is done look forward to trying again to get the upgrade to A3 completed.

For anyone who upgrades from a purchased package and not via the 30 day trial, the documentation that comes with it is woefully inadequate at explaining several key things you should do before beginning the install. Be sure and read about HD space requirements, backups of current libraries and renaming of your current A2 application on line before beginning. None of this is covered in the provided documentation that comes with the formal upgrade version.
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 4:11 AM on 02.17.10
->> My Top Five Aperture 3 Sites:

http://www.thomasboyd.net/2010/02/17/my-top-five-aperture-3-sites/
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | | Posted: 12:30 PM on 02.19.10
->> I'm a little scared now to upgrade...Was so optimistic initially so I could easily import my D300s NEF files now, but it seems like Apple needs to work out the kinks before I upgrade.
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Peter Madia, Photographer, Assistant
Pittsburgh | PA | USA | Posted: 12:36 PM on 02.19.10
->> I had a very large library to upgrade to A3. After installing A3 I found that my machine was unable to handle upgrading my A2 Library without issues. Before upgrading to A3 I exported each of my projects in my A2 Library to an external HD. When I was unable to upgrade the entire library at once I just Imported each individual Project then upgraded the photos in that project to A3 once the project was imported. It was a little bit of a slower process but it worked great. I never had any problems and my Library is back to where it was before I upgraded. I just let the Imports for larger projects run overnight and it was done in the morning.

I hope this helps some of you who have had problems with the upgrade. Contact me through my member page if you have any additional questions on this process.
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Chad Greene, Photographer, Photo Editor
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 3:34 PM on 02.19.10
->> I have a question about Aperture 3. I'm really liking it so far but I have one problem that is a killer for me. I want to make one library for my archive of photos. Each year is kept all together and I can drop them in by year and they look good. Here is the problem, maybe I'm not setting it up right but the library is too big. I mean if I drop in say 44 gig of photos the library size is 9 gigs. Well that is just from last year so if I add all of my archive photos the library will be more than 100 gig. Is there a setting relating to the library size or anything? If I can't also use it as an archive system then I guess I should stick with Lightroom. My entire archive of photos in Lightroom is a gig and a half. I really like the ability to mix photos and video but I have to work out the library sizing before I buy it. Just as a side note, when I import them I keep the location the same. Why is the library so big?
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 7:49 PM on 02.22.10
->> The size of the previews will affect the size of the libraries. You can turn off previews or make them smaller to save size. Doing so well knock down the size of your library considerably.

I think it's worth it to have them large though, because their really quite useful at that size. For instance, my previews, when exported by dragging the preview to the desktop is over 11mb. That allows you to keep a copy of the library on an external drive in your laptop bag. If someone calls and wants to know if you have a particular photo while you're on the road, you can send one of these really nice previews and follow up later with RAW when you get back to the office. 100 gigs doesn't seem like that big of deal considering a 1tb portable usb drive costs only $135 and it gives you all that functionality. You'll have fairly high res versions of your ENTIRE archive on a small portable drive with you at all times.

If at some point in the future it does become a problem, you can always split the archive. But, considering the size of drives keeps increasing, it may never happen.
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | | Posted: 1:26 PM on 02.25.10
->> Ok...I could wait any longer and purchased the retail version last night mainly for the ability to import D300s NEF files. I read all the posts and I can't strongly reinforce to change your library and your application icon to another name before installing. The retail version didn't mention any of this and even after reading these posts I rushed through the first part and the new version wrote over my existing version of Aperture leaving me without either one working.

I had to uninstall version 3 then followed the info posted by Kevin and fortunately had a time machine backup (from January so I was missing several projects) and was able to reinstall version 2 and start over. I keep most of my library as "referenced" and luckily all my images were in the right place, but the projects that weren't backed up lacked any of the editing, rating or post that I had done so I have to go back and do everything all over again.

Now that I got Aperture 3 installed I couldn't import my Aperture library due to not having enough disk space. I had roughly 60gb of HD space and my Aperture Library was close to that. I moved some files off my HD to an external and overnight it seemed to "upgrade" the files for Aperture 3.

So...It is currently "working" but there seem to be an awful lot or bugs as I seem to get locked up almost every time I try to do something. Slideshow locks things up every time.

Knowing now what a headache this has been and given the similar issues faced by others I should have waited until Apple released an update to fix the apparent bugs.

I loved my version 2.1.4 and can't figure out how anyone could have omitted instructions on proper installation and also how they could have released it with all the apparent bugs?

I hope this helps someone else from having to go through the pain I just went through.
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