I want to transfer my aperture library into Lightroom but have no idea how to do this.
In Lightroom, go to File > Plug-in Extras > Import from Aperture Library. Select the location of your Aperture library and choose a new location for your images. Click the Options button if you want to change any settings prior to migration. Click the Import button to start the migration.
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i have 30,000 aperature images in raw and many have been edited to my liking. How do I import the raw and edited images and are the edits preserved? i am getting frustrated as I can't even get my files into LR... and I don;t want to make a mistake by being frustrated and moving quickly.
please help! And thank you in advance, Brian
"i have 30,000 aperature images in raw and many have been edited to my liking. How do I import the raw and edited images and are the edits preserved?"
I highly recommend that you use the third-party program Avalanche to do the transfer. The built-in Aperture/iPhoto Importer Plugin is quite buggy -- you can search this forum and others for lots of others' experiences. Many have reported very good experience with Avalanche. Their web site can be a little frustrating (too much eye candy, not enough information), but several have reported here that their support is very good.
I assisted one of my LrC trainees with the process built into LrC. He had about 160,000 images in aperture. The process went on for several days until there was a power failure in his work area. Once power was restored and LrC restarted, the process continued and completed successfully with nothing lost. The entire transfer from Aperture to LrC of the 160,000 images took more than a week, however.
"The entire transfer from Aperture to LrC of the 160,000 images took more than a week, however."
Right, that's one of the bugs. If you break the library into separate libraries with no more than 5 - 10K photos each, the total import time will be much faster. (The plugin was programmed with an inappropriate algorithm that takes time proportional to the square of the number of photos in the library.) Avalanche doesn't suffer from that bug.