I'm at an impasse with my dilemma and need some advice and/or guidance in the least painful manner. Recently I was in Colorado on vacation and uploaded my D200 images to Aperture on my MacBook with the intention later of exporting said images to Aperture on my iMac where the larger and better viewing surface is ideal for any post-processing I might wish to do. I was told yesterday at an Apple store that I could accomplish this export/import procedure over my wireless ( Airport Extreme ) network. However I have failed to figure out how to do this and am coming to the realization that the only way is via an external storage device either a hard drive or a flash drive. Any suggestions? ( I'm pretty much a non-techy and have only had the D200 since March - if that helps or influences an answer ).
Haven't done it in a long time but you can also get a firewire-firewire cable, start up your macbook holding down the T key and that starts it in target disk mode. Your macbook then becomes an external drive.
Hi, sorry for being late on your question, I just found it by accident. My question back to you is: why do you want to export the pictures from on device and import it into the other? What I do is to synchronize the Aperture library between my iMac and the MacBook. This works fine since a long time. It allows me to import or edit pictures on either device keep both devices up to date. In addition I have always an additional backup copy of my whole library (in addition to the backup to an external hard drive). regards Andy
I was just combing through the forums while trying to make a decision about buying Aperture 3 now that it is on sale at a great price.
I haven't got it yet, but Andy, your comment about synchronizing the Aperture library between an iMac and a MacBook really caught my eye. I could really benefit from that being possible!! But I'm wondering how you do that? Is it through a Mac Airport setup or is it using an online service like DropBox? Or does Aperture have an online place for your library?
The synchronization happens directly between two Macs. The first prerequisite is that they are connected to a network. The most simple case is if you have them connected to your network at home (with cables or wireless). The second prerequisite is a synchronization software. There are many different ones. I use ChronoSync which is simple to use, but also quite powerful if you need specific options. Basically you could also synchronize into the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) but this depends also a bit on the size of the Aperture library. Mine is about 160Gb which is to much for my Dropbox account. I'm at the moment away from home. If you are still interested in this topic I could send you next week more details about synchronizing Aperture on 2 Macs. Andy
I will take a look at ChronoSync because my DropBox account won't handle my photo library either. My Macs are connected wirelessly into a home network. I would appreciate any tips you can offer about synchronizing Aperture on two Macs and plan to learn as much about Aperture as I can in the next few days. Thanks! Jill