I've been using Joseph's filenaming and project-organization conventions** for over two years now and have been extremely happy with both.
Up until a few months ago, I imported iPhone pictures using the same workflow as regular camera pictures. However I am doing more and more “iPhoneography” and there are problems:
a) too many images to import;
b) too much “detritus” i.e. pics that aren't “real” pictures, just gradations along the way to a final image via the output of stacking different iPhone photo apps;
c) redundancy because they show up in Aperture via the Photostream projects (but with their original filename)
Maybe I can accept having *most* iPhone pics in a separate place, unnamed, in their Photostream monthly projects. It is a shame not to have them organized like the other Aperture pics, with folders and projects and consistent filenames…
…But even if I accept that for majority, there are times when I definitely want all related pictures to be collected together, such as a trip to somewhere, visit from a guest, or particular shoot. So sometimes I think I will still “import” iPhone pics into the scaffolding of the main Aperture library. (THOUGHTS?)
Q: What is the best way to do that?
Connect the iPhone to computer and import certain pics just as I used to with normal renaming workflow. But technically they are already in Aperture.
Q: “Import” them from the Photostream projects?
Q: *Move* (not import) them from Photostream into regular projects so there aren't redundant/duplicate images floating around?
Does anyone else have this problem and if so how have you solved it?
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