I'm just getting started in LR and am hoping to replicate my main Aperture workflows (moving from OSX to Windows).
So, one of my most frequently used features in Aperture is tweaking photos for eBay auctions. I make my adjustments and then go straight to the eBay website to write the listing. Then I upload my images via Finder by simply browsing to my Aperture library and finding my tweaked versions. I don't have to export any files to do this - Finder just passes the tweaked image directly to the client (eBay image uploader in this case). It's very quick and easy, and doesn't leave unwanted files anywhere. I use this in a lot of other scenarios too when I want to pull a tweaked photo into another application.
So, I'm wondering if there's any way to achieve the same thing in Aperture?
Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can share!
Exporting the photo is your only option in Lightroom.
Lightroom does non-destructive editing by storing your "edits" as a list of instructions in a database, the original file is never updated. To see those edits in an actual image, you need to export your photo which will create a new JPG with your edits applied.
Bummer. Aperture is non-destructive too, but it allows you to browse to and pull any images in the library (whether edited or not) from any application.
I guess I'll just have to get used to having extra steps every time I want to do this. Probably the best approach will be a temporary folder I can export to and clear out occasionally.
Thanks for the response!