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Aperature or Lightroom?

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Importing - Ap & LR are similar
In reply to Jacques Cornell, Apr 5, 2013

Majikthize wrote:

grcolts wrote:

One of the big differences between the two programs is that you have to import images into Aperture. No big deal but is an extra step.

I think you may be misunderstanding this. Aperture and LR work in essentially the same way with regard to "importing". Both Ap and LR have an import process whereby you tell them where the images are and they generate preview images, which they incorporate into the library/catalog so that they can show you the images even if the original file is not available (i.e. on another computer). If you choose to make your library/catalog "managed", the app also copies the original image file into the library/catalog. If you instead choose to make it "referenced", the app simply references the original image file in its current location.

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Thanks for the clarification! It has been awhile since I used LR so I guess I did not remember how it used the files.


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