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September 22, 2012 - 9:22pm

Two Questions:

1) Is there a way to resize an image within Aperture using my saved export (resize) settings and not have to export? In other words, it seems to me the only way I can resize an image is by using my saved export settings and then re-import the image into Aperture. I would like to do away with an actual export and import taking place, but still be able to resize my image within Aperture and the particular project I'm working in.

2) Is there a way to reorder the sequence of the names of each plugin that appears within the edit with plugin menu?

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by Craig Andrews
September 22, 2012 - 11:19pm

That’s a good question and I anxiously await the reply(s) of some of the more learned, however I’m guessing the answer is going to be no to both questions. I see the plug-ins are listed alphabetically.

I'd much rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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by PhotoJoseph
September 23, 2012 - 9:04am


No on both counts, but for the first I’m confused as to why you would want to do this. You have no benefit to resizing images in Aperture; the whole point is that you have a single master file, and generate JPEGs or whatever you need on export at whatever size you need, then you can safely discard those once delivered.

This isn’t like working in the Finder where you need to maintain multiples copies of the same file at various sizes for various delivery. Just export what you need as you need it.

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September 23, 2012 - 11:40am

Sorry for getting you confused, but I want to sharpen the final output file size to the web or print instead of sharpening the original file and the export out of Aperture using created presets.

Doing it this way saves me from a bunch of guess work related to how much Nik Sharpen to allow on an image that isn’t the final output size. Images look like crap when using adaptive sharpen and then exported with saved presets.

Nik’s (adaptive) Sharpener Plugin works and looks great, when it’s working with the final output file size.

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by PhotoJoseph
September 23, 2012 - 5:32pm


Ah, I see. In that case yes, you can export then reimport. Or an alternative is to use the AppleScript we sell here for converting RAW files to JPEG. What that does is exports a JPEG file at whatever preset you like, then reimports it. It also then flags the RAW for deleting, but it shouldn’t be too hard to modify the script so it skips that step.

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September 23, 2012 - 7:36pm

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