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Batch edit - virtual copy all photos in project, not seen in underlying albums #1
Arjen Mulder's picture
by Arjen Mulder
February 4, 2014 - 11:10am

Hi everybody,

I do a lot of batch editing in Aperture. I have a project with several underlying albums. When I select all photos in the project and make a virtual copy, these copies are not shown in the albums. I know for a fact that this used to be the case in an older version of Aperture and I don’t understand what I am doing wrong now. Or does it just not work like that any more? I hope I am formulating the problem correctly and you guys know what I mean. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Arjen

Jim Burgess's picture
by Jim Burgess
February 4, 2014 - 2:36pm

Know what you mean, but not seeing the problem. If I make a version of a photo in a project, then that version shows up in the album containing the photo.

Perhaps there’s a filter in effect for the album? In what version of Aperture are you seeing the problem?

Arjen Mulder's picture
by Arjen Mulder
February 7, 2014 - 12:56am

Hi Jim, sorry for the late reply, I am not getting any notifications.

I am using the latest version 3.5.1.  By filter in effect for the album you mean a search filter? i just checked that and there’s nothing active. 

I am lost really, wouldn’t know where to look more. Does anyone have an idea what might be the issue? If I can solve this I really save serious time so any suggestions are highly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jim Burgess's picture
by Jim Burgess
February 8, 2014 - 1:51pm

A common suggestion for problems like this is to “trash the Aperture preferences”. Here’s a link on tho site for more info:

How do I trash my preferences?

Arjen Mulder's picture
by Arjen Mulder
February 10, 2014 - 6:53am

Jim, thanks for coming up with another suggestion. I trashed the preference file but it didn’t solve the issue. I also tried to make those versions in a project in a completely clean and new Aperture library, still no resolve. 

It’s doing my head in really, especially since it used to work some time ago and also with you it works fine. I don’t understand. 

Joseph, do you have an answer maybe?

Walter Rowe's picture
by Walter Rowe
February 10, 2014 - 10:18am

Arjen .. Your expectations are inaccurate. Remember that Projects contain images. Albums are nothing more than virtual containers or collections that point to source versions in their respective projects. That is why Albums can live anywhere in your Organizational tree and can contain images from multiple projects. Even albums inside a project can include images from other projects.

If you select a project, select all the images in that project, and make new versions, those versions will only be visible at that project level. The children albums won’t show them. You never added those versions to those children albums. If you want the new versions to show up in the child albums automatically, you have to select each album first and then make new versions from within the album. Then those new versions (contained in the parent project) will have pointers in the album.

Jim Burgess's picture
by Jim Burgess
February 12, 2014 - 5:58am

“If you select a project, select all the images in that project, and make new versions, those versions will only be visible at that project level. The children albums won’t show them.”

Walter…this is not at all what I observe. Every way I’ve tested this, the versions created in the project show up in the albums, regardless of where the albums are in the library structure.

How do you explain that?

 

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by Jim Burgess
February 12, 2014 - 6:06am

Never mind…I’ve answered my own question. The answer is it is dependent on the setting “Automatically stack new versions” under General Settings in Preferences. If the setting is checked, the versions show up in the albums. If it is not checked, they don’t.

So Arjen…check that setting in Preferences…it might be the solution to your problems. 

Arjen Mulder's picture
by Arjen Mulder
February 21, 2014 - 5:56am

Jim, that actually solved the problem!! Many thanks, I am so happy!

Have a great weekend!

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