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Import from Aperture - causing multiple versions of same photo in Capture One

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  • BeO

    My problem is Capture One will set up these photos as dual versions of the same photo!

    Hi Johan, maybe you want to tell us what you have done to bring the photos into C1? e.g. how did you import, with all details settings, and how often did you import.

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  • BeO

    P.S. fyi, I'm still on c1 version 20, so whether there is an Aperture specific import in v22 I don't know.

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  • Johan Forssblad

    Hi, I have nothing very special. Originals are referenced and as projects named like the date "20200711" in year/month folders. In addition I have albums as described above. Those are exported as Travel, Animals etc. They are also in folder structures described above.  If a photo occurs in more than one album and points to the same original - then they will show up like two identical versions of the same photo after import in CO! How can I avoid this? I made two albums with one identical photo in Aperture and exported "Folder as new library" separately and then imported both separately into CO . CO then shows two photos in both catalogs! They come from the same referenced original. In the folder structure is shown the same two versions too.

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  • Johan Forssblad

    Sorry, the picture above did not show all four albums. There will be four albums generated, each with two versions of the same photo! How can i make CO to understand the photo is only the same one in all catalogs? Not two versions of the same photo.

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  • BeO

    I made two albums with one identical photo in Aperture and exported "Folder as new library" separately and then imported both separately into CO . CO then shows two photos in both catalogs!

    Apparently, C1 created two variants for the same image file, can you double check by right-clicking on each of the two variants and select Show in Explorer or Show in Finder that both variants reference the same image file in the same path / folder on disk?

    What did you do to import into C1, "Import Images" or "Import catalog">"Aperture catalog" (if there is such a thing)?

    I don't know anything about Aperture and what the result (on disk) of your export from Aperture is, how are the two Aperture albums with one identical photo treated when you export "Folder as new library" separately, in other words what does your folder structure look like on disk after the export?

     

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  • Johan Forssblad

    Thanks for your interest in this!

    Both variants reference to exactly the same image file in the same path / folder on the disk when I use "Show in Finder".

    However, when I use the "Show in Library" function: The first/upper photo is marked as IMG_7466.CR2 [1] and the second one is marked as IMG_7466.CR2 [2]. The upper photo gets a triangle and the lower is shown a bit to the right as a variant of the first one. The photos in the list shows the same name in the list but the larger picture to the left (if I click on one of them in the list) shows the full file name with the [1] or [2] applied. Both photos looks identical.

    I made one CO catalog. I then used the "Import catalog - Aperture library" function twice. First the "1 Testcatalog" and then the same for the "2 Testcatalog". So it is two imports of two libraries which contains the same photo.

     

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  • Johan Forssblad

    I have found out something good! If I put both "1 Testcatalog" (containing an album with a photo) and "2 Testcatalog" (containing an album with the same photo) in a common folder and export it as one library, the import in CO will recocnize it is the same version of the same photo in both albums!

    Thus I can probably solve this by putting all albums in one big folder and do one big export! However, I have more than 35.000 photos there so it will take a while!

    This is contradictory to what is recommended by many in the CO forums; they recommend to make many small exports and imports to monitor that everything works alright.

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  • BeO

    Good, it seems you figured out how to use the Aperture library import / how it works.

    Small export are certainly preferable, for the mentioned reason, but if you want to have just one variant and if the only way to do this is one big import then this is what you should try.

    In case you didn't know yet, variants of the same image file in C1 can be adjusted separately.

    There are certainly other former Aperture users here who could help you better than me, but the forum in general seems quite silent these days.

     

     

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