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Real World Aperture by Ben Long

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Chapter Three. Importing

Before you can do any work in Aperture, you have to get your pictures out of your camera and onto your Mac’s hard drive. There are many ways to do this and you don’t have to have Aperture simply to copy images from a camera. However, since Aperture is designed to facilitate your entire digital workflow, it includes a full-featured importer that can transfer images from a media card or directly from your camera.

When you import into Aperture—from a card reader, a camera, or a folder that’s already on your Mac—Aperture copies the imported images into its own library. You can then freely delete the images from their original location, because Aperture has its own copies inside its library.

But Aperture’s Import facility ...

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