I'm ready to upload photos from my SD card to my Imac, and I have a question. I just switched from PC to Mac and I downloaded Nikon Transfer and ViewNX to the iMac, since I am used to using that software. I have started learning Aperture 3 using a book by Dion Scoppettuolo, and while the book is very good, I'd like to start using Aperture with my own photos. My question is: would it be better to upload the photos using Nikon Transfer and then import the photos into Aperture, or should I just use Aperture to upload and organize my photos? Thanks.
The great thing about Aperture 3.0 is you can import anytime. Having just done this from Mac to Mac, I'd recommending sticking with what's comfortable for you right now. You can always move the images later.
For some good tutorials, check out maccreate.com, where you can find videos on workflow and operational organization for relatively cheap. For books: I downloaded the Aperture 3.0 Tips and Tricks vol. 1 from Amazon onto my iPad, which is a handy reference guide (I'm a book nerd and impatient, so tend to combine poking around with actual instruction!).
The software is a great combo of organizational tools and Photoshop components without the design degree required. Have fun and make sure you post your pics on Nikonians!
Linda Schaible @TailFeatherFoto Houston TX Nikonian
Thanks for the reply. I'm sort of a book nerd and impatient myself. I like to start doing things before I get to the end of a chapter. That's not always good, but most of the time it works. I uploaded my photos to the iMac using Nikon Transfer, and now I'm ready to "import" them into A3. We'll see how that goes. Just to be safe (or paranoid), I still have the photos on the SD card. I will definitely post some of the photos on Nikonians. Thanks again!
Thinking PC was my problem as well. Then I took a OnetoOne class at the Apple store for Aperture, just to get started. That was an eye opener, "better late than never". For me it looks like Aperture with some plug-ins (from Nik software) will be all I'll ever need.
Hello: I was new to mac a couple of months ago and I made the mistake of downloading all the pigtures that I had on my backup disk directly to aperture thinking that it would keep the original distribution that I had about foulders and subfolders...guess what? wrong!! The program just did what it wanted and imported all my files into a single project...Imagine about 200.000 pictures into one single project, it was crazy. I had to erase all and start all over again. Now I download to the picture folder under my user name in the finder utility and I just move the folder I need to work to aperture. Like this I have the original folder located where I know it is and the workflow on aperture. Whatever change I made in aperture I move the file to the original location again. I don´t know if this is the smartest way but at least I know exactly where my pictures are.