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Switching from Aperture 3 to Lightroom... How to import?

Nov 4, 2011 1:48 PM

I have 7000+ photos in Aperture, how can I import them into Lightroom?

I went to import and my Aperture DB is greyed out.

Do I have to export all the files to import them in lightroom?

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    Nov 4, 2011 1:53 PM   in reply to aaronb_dsn

    You can't "import" from the Aperture database. You just import the original files at their present location to LR.

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    Nov 4, 2011 2:01 PM   in reply to aaronb_dsn

    First in Aperture, ensure that all the photos are "referenced". Use the relocate masters command, which moves them to a regular folder on your hard drive.


    Now, do you want to keep any keywords and other metadata? There's a menu command Metadata> Write IPTC Metadata to Master.


    You should now be able to import those files.




    PS I assume Aperture 3

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