Importing Aperture Library Photos

Importing Full Aperture Library

 

Mylio makes moving your entire Aperture Library quick and easy. Mylio’s Aperture import tool includes the ability to bring over the vast majority of information found within your Aperture Library. For a complete list of what is and what is not imported from Aperture to Mylio, please see the “Aperture Edits in Mylio” tab of this article.

  Note:  Mylio requires Aperture version 3.6 to run the ‘Aperture’ import command. Please update Aperture from the App Store if not running version 3.6.

Import your Aperture Library

  1. Be sure that the Aperture Application is closed.
  2. Open Mylio and select Import from the Navigation panel.
  3. Select Aperture / iPhotos / Photos.
  4. Mylio will search for your Aperture library automatically. If Your Aperture library is not found, select Other Library… and show Mylio where it is.
  5. Select your Aperture library and click Continue in the bottom right
  6. Information about your Aperture library will be displayed automatically.

  Note:  Mylio is creating a copy of your Aperture Library, so “Available Disk Space” field must be larger than the “Library Size” field.

  1. Once the information has been confirmed, select Start Import to begin the Aperture import.
  2. Mylio will automatically begin to import your Aperture library. If you would like to continue working in Mylio while Aperture imports, you can click the minimize size (-) in the top left of the Import menu. If minimized, the status of the import can be seen in the Activity section of the Sync panel.
  3. Once completed, Mylio will display a blue information bar that says “Library Import Completed. See details…” Click here to learn specifics about your Aperture migration, like any errors, keywords, edited media, and more.
  4. By default, the Aperture library will be placed outside, but next to, the Mylio Pictures folder. Since a copy command was performed you can freely move this folder inside of Mylio Pictures if desired.

Importing Partial Aperture Library

Aperture libraries hold a lot of valuable data like your edits, your tags, your keywords. This information is important in your transition to Mylio. We’ve created the Aperture migration tool to make sure all of this important information comes with you, but what if you don’t want your full Aperture Library, but just some select images or projects? This guide will show you how to import a limited set of photos from Aperture to Mylio.

Exporting a Project to Mylio

Exporting a project to Mylio is easy, but requires enough space to store the projects you want to individually export doubled on your machine. This means that the projects you want will be copied out of Aperture, requiring additional hard disk space. Once you have verified you have the needed space, follow these steps…

  1. Open Aperture.
  2. In Projects view, select the projects you want to export into Mylio.
  3. Within Aperture, navigate to File > Export > Project as New Library.Aperture_ExportProject
  4. Save your Library somewhere that you can access easily, and be sure that “Copy Originals into Exported Library” and “Show alert when finished” are checked.Aperture_ExportProjectDialogue
  5. Once Aperture alerts you that it has finished, you can now import this limited library into Mylio. This library will continue to hold your valuable edit information without permanently writing it to your files.

Exporting Albums to Mylio

Exporting albums from Aperture to Mylio is easy, but requires enough space to store the albums you want to individually export doubled on your machine. This means that the albums you want will be copied out of Aperture, requiring additional hard disk space. Once you have verified you have the needed space, follow these steps:

  1. Open Aperture.
  2. Select the albums you want to export into Mylio.
  3. Within Aperture, navigate to File > Export > Items as New Library.
    Support_ExportApertureAlbums
  4. Save your Library somewhere that you can access easily, and be sure that “Copy Originals into Exported Library” and “Show alert when finished” are checked.
    Aperture_ExportProjectDialogue
  5. Once Aperture alerts you that it has finished, you can now import this limited library into Mylio. This library will continue to hold your valuable edit information without permanently writing it to your files.

Aperture Edits in Mylio

When running Mylio’s automatic Aperture import, there may be some data in Aperture that does not translate directly to Mylio. Below is a list of information that Mylio does and does not support.

 

 Aperture Mylio
RatingRating
 KeywordsKeywords
 Color LabelsColor Label
 FlagFlag
 TitleTitle
 CaptionCaption
 CopyrightCopyright
 Edit – Crop Crop
 Edit – RotateRotate
 Edit – ExposureExposure
 Edit – SaturationSaturation
 Edit – ContrastContrast
 Edit – VibranceVibrance
 Edit – TempTemp
 Edit – TintTint
 Edit – ShadowShadow
 Edit – Sharpen Sharpen
 Edit – Black & WhiteBlack and White
 Edit – DefinitionDefinition
 Edit – HighlightHighlight
 ProjectsFolders
 AlbumsAlbums
 Face tagPeople
 GPSLocation
 VersionsNot Currently Supported
 StacksNot Currently Supported
 RejectsNot Currently Supported
 Hidden FilesNot Currently Supported