OK, but the question is: After my Aperture images are imported, will I be able to tweak the adjustment settings that were applied to the images in Aperture? Or will Lightroom consider the imported images as new, "unedited" originals. That's what I mean by "baking in" the adjustments.
Just read the Adobe page describing the import process. Adjustments are not imported. Bummer. Thanks for your reply.
You need to review the link I gave you as it has all the answers, it clearly states that Image Adjustments are not imported (I guess this is what you are alluding to):
Information that is not imported into Lightroom:
- Image adjustments
- Smart Albums
- Face Tag Region of Interest (face naming tags are mapped to keywords)
- Color Labels (other than optionally as keywords)
- Stacks (other than optionally as keywords)
- Any kind of creation (books, web galleries, etc) other than the collections that correspond to them
There's no way for Adobe to use the image processing logic in Apple's Aperture code to apply non-destructive edits.
If you want a record of what you've done, there are two things you can do:
1-Generate previews in Aperture for all your images and copy previews when selected*
2-Create a smart album, filter on adjustments, and apply keywords/tags so you know what adjustments you had applied in Aperture
*Please note that the plugin does not copy all previews as advertised! Suggest you vote for or comment on this bug report here: Lightroom: Aperture plug-in does not copy all previews
If and when this issue is fixed and before you import, you will likely want to delete previews in Aperture for images you don't want, and then generate full sized previews for the images you do want previews of. No way of knowing if previews are full sized, and you'll want full sized previews before migration.
Thanks for the suggestions.