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Prepare Apple Aperture Library for CO Catalog Import

Postby Francesco Mariani » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:12 pm

I am preparing my Apple Aperture Library for importing into Capture One Pro 12.

My folder/album structure is:

Primary Subject folder (e.g. "Travel") > Secondary Subject folder (e.g. "New York") > Year folder > Month folder > Day project (e.g. "20190219").

For some primary subject folders, I will have dozens of projects (broken down into sub-folders). Will this have an adverse effect on performance?

Other activities:

I am flattening hierarchical keywords because I did read some time ago that hierarchical keywords are not available in CO. They seem to be now, but I presume they still will not be imported into CO.

I am reducing the number of images I have - deleting poor or duplicate images.

I plan to make sure that I do not have too many values for IPTC attributes, as I've read here that having many values for an individual IPTC attribute causes poor performance.

I assume that Apple Aperture Custom metadata will not be imported into CO, so I don't have to do anything with these.

Since Smart Albums are not imported, I will create Albums based on these Smart Albums before importing.

Thanks very much for your help in getting me to give up Apple Aperture and move to Capture One Pro.


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Re: Prepare Apple Aperture Library for CO Catalog Import

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 pm

I would do a test with a subset of your Aperture Library. The keyword hierarchy might work, not sure.
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