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Several New User Tips!

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August 21, 2010 - 4:30am

I’m thrilled to see the new User Tips section starting to gain some traction. Remember, I opened this part of the site so YOU guys can post your own favorite tips on there to share with the world. A pile of ‘em just got posted, so be sure to check those out!

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Using Third Party Backup/Sync Utilities with Aperture 3

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August 20, 2010 - 10:30pm

I’d be interested to hear your opinions/experiences on this one. Martyn Greswolde of Greswolde Photography in the UK posted advice to his readers that if you run a backup (on referenced masters) while Aperture is running, not only will it not back up those masters, but it could actually corrupt your backup file. The backup solution he’s using is Chrono Sync.

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A Little Tip for when You Want to Leave Pictures on the Card Between Imports

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August 11, 2010 - 5:08am

Usually when I import the photos off a card, I’ll recycle the card right away. That’s assuming that I’ve imported and backed up immediately, or imported to the Drobo at a minimum. But sometimes if I’m on the road and I’m just not shooting that much, I may want to import pictures long before the card is full—and would like to leave the existing photos on the card as an extra backup, at least until I’m back home.

Aperture has a nice “Do not import duplicates” feature in the Import dialog, but as you may have noticed, if you rename Masters on import, then this feature no longer works. It relies on matching file names to detect duplicates—so once you’ve renamed your Masters, there’s no name to match.

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Network Drives (NAS) and Aperture

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August 3, 2010 - 6:17pm

I’ve seen this question pop up in the forums before, and recently I had a conversation with a user who had some issues storing their master files on a Time Capsule (which technically would be a NAS drive, or “Network Attached Storage”). The attraction to using a NAS (for anything; not just Aperture) is obvious; simultaneous access to your files from any computer on the network, vs. single-computer access off a hard drive.

I’ve always, without hesitation, recommended against storing anything Aperture related on any kind of NAS. There are many reasons I don’t like this idea.

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*crickets*

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August 3, 2010 - 3:26am

Hi folks,

I know it’s seemed quiet on the front page lately, sorry. My summer travel schedule (see last post) has been insane, and the last week is the first I’ve had to catch up. I’ve been on top of all the questions in the forums though, so if you’re looking for recent activity, be sure to peruse there. I have started a few posts for the tips area but haven’t finished them yet; too much going on at once!

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First “User Tips” Posted

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July 9, 2010 - 5:13pm

A short while ago I created a new section on this site called User Tips. I’ve seen some great tips and advice flowing through the Forums, but the problem is that most readers don’t go through the entire Forum, and so may be missing some real gems. So I created User Tips as a place for readers like you to post detailed, advanced tips and techniques that you wanted to share.

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Samples of the ApertureExpert’s PresetPack #1 Looks

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July 4, 2010 - 3:30am

I realized that other than the few samples in the product description itself, I haven’t shared any other examples of the possible results from my ApertureExpert’s PresetPack #1 Looks adjustment preset pack. On a photo walk today that I led as part of another job I’m doing in Ottawa, I made a few photos that I applied the preset “Desaturated Film Look” to. Here’s one sample; click it to see a few more.

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