Recently, several Photofocus audience members have asked about switching from Lightroom to Aperture. Their concern is how to effectively transfer their images from Lightroom catalogs to Aperture libraries. After discussing this with Apple’s Aperture team, here’s the best practice for such a move.
There is a command in LR – SAVE METADATA TO FILE
A straight forward drag/drop of folders filled like this will Import those images into Aperture and will read that XMP file. Items converted over include:
Of course Adjustments do not carry over but files that are adjusted can be keyworded (with Adjusted, perhaps) and then those files can be searched for, exported as 16 bit TIFFs (effectively ‘master prints’) and then reimported into Aperture.
We have not found a way to search for Adjusted files though, in LR. (Ones that haven’t been keyworded)
Hopefully this helps.
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