A recent post in the forums asked a very specific workflow question, but I’m sure many others have or will come across similar workflow needs, so I wanted to respond to the question as a tip.
You can read the complete question here, however the simplified need is to:
- Import only the best photos
- On import, label them sequentially with a custom name
- Export the photos, keeping the custom name intact
1. Import Options
You have basically two choices when you import—to import all, or to import some. And there are several tools to help you import just the ones you need.
The first is easy, of course. To import all, it’s as simple as inserting a memory card into the reader, selecting (or creating) a Project to import them to, and clicking the Import Checked button.
However he’s asked about importing selects. That means there’s two stages to importing; viewing the photos to choose which ones are worth importing, then selecting only those images for import. Aperture 3 added some really great features to the Import window to facilitate this, so let’s take a look at those.