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 you’re not running version 3.6.

Import your Aperture Library

  1. Be sure that the Aperture Application is closed.
  2. Open Mylio and select the Import button from the top right corner.
  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 navigate to your Aperture.
  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 including any 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 choose to move this folder into your Mylio Pictures if desired.

Importing Partial Aperture Library

Aperture libraries hold a lot of valuable data like your edits, your tags, and 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, 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 individually exported as the storage will be 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 using our import wizard. This limited 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 using our import wizard. 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
Rating Rating
 Keywords Keywords
 Color Labels Color Label
 Flag Flag
 Title Title
 Caption Caption
 Copyright Copyright
 Edit – Crop  Crop
 Edit – Rotate Rotate
 Edit – Exposure Exposure
 Edit – Saturation Saturation
 Edit – Contrast Contrast
 Edit – Vibrance Vibrance
 Edit – Temp Temp
 Edit – Tint Tint
 Edit – Shadow Shadow
 Edit – Sharpen  Sharpen
 Edit – Black & White Black and White
 Edit – Definition Definition
 Edit – Highlight Highlight
 Projects Folders
 Albums Albums
 Face tag People
 GPS Location
 Versions Not Currently Supported
 Stacks Not Currently Supported
 Rejects Not Currently Supported
 Hidden Files Not Currently Supported

 

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