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Joseph Linaschke
Photographic Storyteller | Educator | ApertureExpert
Photographic Storyteller | Educator | ApertureExpert


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Constantly Rebuilding Thumbnails Issue with Aperture 3.4.x

I’ve had at least two readers reporting a problem a thumbnail rebuild issue. If this sounds like something you’re running into, please try the solution below and let us know in the comments if it did or didn’t help — or if you have any kind of related problem.

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display; the ApertureExpert Review (part 2 of 3)

Does anyone know if there's a way yet to migrate G+ accounts to other addresses? This account is connected to an old gmail address, but I want it connected to the google address I actually use. I've been able to migrate everything else (even YouTube), but not my G+ account. With 12k of you having me in circles, I'm not in a hurry to just throw this away!

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display; the ApertureExpert Review (part 1 of 3)
MacBook Pro with Retina Display; the ApertureExpert Review (part 1 of 3)

+Thomas Boyd and +Joseph Linaschke go through an extensive hands-on review of the MacBook Pro with Retina. Check out part 1 now, and be sure to come back for parts 2 and 3!

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Is Aperture Quitting After 3.4.2 or 3.4.3 Update? Here’s the Fix.

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Another ApertureExpert tip…
Show and Hide “Sort & Filter Controls” in the Aperture Browser

This is one of those “everyone know’s it’s there” tips… until you don’t!

For a while I had noticed that the ability to filter by star ratings, or anything else, as well as the ability to toggle between Filmstrip, Grid and List view, were missing from Aperture whenever I was in Split View view. Since I know most of the keyboard shortcuts for this, I never put too much thought into it. On the rare occasions when I needed something I couldn’t use a shortcut for, I’d switch to Browser view to get to the commands.

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It's Live Training time!
ApertureExpert Live Training Session 023: Multiple Mac Workflow

Multiple Mac Workflow
This is a topic that keeps coming up in the forums, so I finally decided to record a video on it. The process really is straight forward, but as always the video is full of little tips to help you get the most out of the experience. What I covered here is two things:

•• How to add photos to a new Library on a portable Mac, then merge that Library into your main Library
•• How to take projects from your main Library on the road with you for further editing — either full editing, or just metadata editing.

And in both cases, I discuss how to handle Managed and Referenced libraries. Cool!

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A little Aperture Vault tip that'll make your day
Aperture Vault’s File Extension Secret

If you’re not already familiar with Aperture Vaults, they are Aperture’s own built-in backup system. In brief, it’s a one-click backup for your entire library structure, metadata, previews, originals… everything if you’re running a Managed library, and if you’re running a Referenced library, then it’s everything except the Originals.

For more on how Vaults work, read this article: Aperture 3 Vaults; What’s Backed Up, and What Isn’t?

The process of restoring a vault is tedious. First of all, it’s not selective. It’s an all-or-nothing affair. So if you accidentally trashed a project but you know it’s in a Vault, you can’t just recover that one project.

or can you…

Plus, restoring from a Vault takes a long time if you have a big library. This is no quick recovery.

or is there…

The secret
There’s a little known secret about the Vault that I think is gonna knock your socks off.
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