Aperture : Can you export back to CR2 format

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CanonMKII
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Aperture : Can you export back to CR2 format
Jun 8, 2006

CR2 goes in but does not come out !

Anyboby know if you can export out of Aperture, the original RAW CR2?

Just in case you don't have the original saved some place that is...

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Re: Aperture : Can you export back to CR2 format
In reply to CanonMKII, Jun 8, 2006

Just use the "Export Masters" command.

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Also can just get it with Finder
In reply to CanonMKII, Jun 8, 2006

CanonMKII wrote:

CR2 goes in but does not come out !

Anyboby know if you can export out of Aperture, the original RAW CR2?

Just in case you don't have the original saved some place that is...

You can also go into the Aperture library using finder and the "show package contents" command, to get inside each of the projects and reach your masters, so you don't even need Aperture running to do so.

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Re: Also can just get it with Finder
In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Mar 30, 2013

Actually, going into the finder does not help you find and export your CR2 files back out of Aperture, it's an impossible process!  When in Aperture, the only way to get your pictures out are to do it in a TIFF mode. I love Aperture, but Apple's philosophy to keep users locked in is not an added value for anyone! Shooting with a full frame, I get barrel distortion, which only Lightroom can handle and or Cannon DP, but I have to get my pics out.

Bottom line, don't import your pics in a "managed" process, do it by opting for "Referenced" file management instead.

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In reply to Godefroy, Mar 30, 2013

Did you miss the export as master (or whatever they call it now) command.  You can export the master or you can export any of of your  versions in many formats, not just tiff.

So what was it you were trying to say?  Did you mean "pass to a plugin" perhaps?

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In reply to Godefroy, Mar 30, 2013

Godefroy wrote:

Actually, going into the finder does not help you find and export your CR2 files back out of Aperture, it's an impossible process!  When in Aperture, the only way to get your pictures out are to do it in a TIFF mode. I love Aperture, but Apple's philosophy to keep users locked in is not an added value for anyone! Shooting with a full frame, I get barrel distortion, which only Lightroom can handle and or Cannon DP, but I have to get my pics out.

Bottom line, don't import your pics in a "managed" process, do it by opting for "Referenced" file management instead.

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Well, outside the fact that you have "revived" a zombie thread from 5 years ago, you are also absolutely, completely wrong.  As stated originally, if you want to, for some reason, get an exact "copy" of your original RAW image file (CR2 or otherwise), you simply select the images you want to "export", and then choose File/Export/Original from the File menu.  Couldn't be simpler.  And of course you can get at your original image in the Aperture Library.  If you have been running a referenced Library, just go to the Library location, find the file, and "copy" it.  Or, if you are running a managed Library, go to the Library file, which is a Unix "Package".  Control click, or right click on the file name and choose "show package contents".  You then navigate through the nested Projects and Folders to find your file and again, copy the image.  While the finder approach is indeed, doable, why in the world would you want to do this, when Apple built in the easy way to "export" any type of file you want from the Library inspector?  By the way, this works either with a managed Library or an Referenced Library.  And it works, essentially the same way that Lightroom handles it.

While it is true that Lightroom has a lens correction tool that Aperture does not have, you can easily handle those few images that have barrel or pincushion distortion using a plugin such as PTLens.  In the case of Plugins, Aperture creates a "copy" TIFF (or PSD) file and passes it to the plugin.  After adjustment, the plugin writes the edited TIFF back in place of the copy TIFF.  Would be nice if a future version of Aperture handled this as a RAW file function.

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In reply to Godefroy, Mar 31, 2013

As others have said,

This is incorrect, I can confirm moving from managed to referenced Aperture library, the files of any format came out exactly as they went in. I now have my jpg, dng, nef and mov files available  in finder, referenced by aperture.

Perhaps your files have been converted to tiffs at some point, if you use an external editor from within Aperture, then image transfer between the two occurs at the lowest common denominator format = tiff.

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Re: Also can just get it with Finder
In reply to Alpha Doug, Apr 1, 2013

Alpha Doug wrote:

You then navigate through the nested Projects and Folders to find your file and again, copy the image.  While the finder approach is indeed, doable, why in the world would you want to do this, when Apple built in the easy way to "export" any type of file you want from the Library inspector?

While I fully agree that it's totally unnecessary, but navigating through nested folders is not that easy. It's better to go to 'Masters' folder and then copy the picture file name (Aperture Info inspector) and paste it in Finder search box (or type it). Much easier. I occasionally had some versions (edited by external software) lost in action and had to go through this but why would anyone do this when you can simply right click and export the original.

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