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by daniel
September 16, 2014 - 5:10pm

hello guys !

I’m new on aperture 3 and I’ll shoot RAW, edit and after final  editions  I’ll convert the RAW to JPEG, I really don’t want to  keep RAW on my computer or external hd.Here my questions:

After edit RAW how can I converter to  JPEG using aperture3?

After edit and converter to JPEG,how  save to see the editions on any place without aperture 3?

just to be clear I wanna converter my original RAW to final JPEG. the original will be a JPEG file.i don’t like keep the RAW versions,correct if I’m wrong but  I think shooting on RAW will help me on my edition. 

thank you! 




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by Thomas Emmerich
September 16, 2014 - 10:05pm

If you want to keep the JPEGs in Aperture, you can use this Applescript which is available for $2.00. It converts RAW files to JPEG and then deletes the RAW.

If you setup your library as a “referenced” library, the original files, which you’ve converted using the script above from RAW to JPEG, will be in the Finder in a folder you’ve chosen. No matter what happens to Aperture, those originals will be easily accessible.


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by Les
September 18, 2014 - 5:28am

Do you really want to delete your raw files? You don’t think you might ever want to go back to an image and do something completely  different with it, like B&W conversion?

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by daniel
September 22, 2014 - 11:15am

maybe i’ll leave some pics in RAW, but if i shoot 100 pic i’ll keep 5 on RAW.i really don’t need every photo in raw. 




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by bjurasz
September 19, 2014 - 1:56pm

I agree with Les.  Know how many times I wished I had kept the original file?

Bill Jurasz
Austin Texas

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by helalwi
October 12, 2014 - 1:30am

This seems to be an interesting script. As an alternative in the past I did the following to save disk space: I work with referenced RAW files. In Aperture I take my copies that I consider “final” and export them to the same folder in the finder where the RAWs are. In Aperture then I delete the photos and delete then the waste paper basket including the original RAWs (tick the respective field). In a third step I import the JPGs into Aperture (referenced again).

Best regards, Alex

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