Import RAW + JPEG image pairs
Many digital cameras have a setting for creating a RAW file plus a JPEG file for each photo as you shoot. Many photographers use the RAW + JPEG workflow for the convenience of publishing the JPEG images quickly while saving the RAW files for high-resolution prints. Aperture provides several options for importing the RAW + JPEG image pairs.
Note: The RAW + JPEG Pairs import setting remains in effect from one import session to the next.
Filter RAW + JPEG pairs during import
In the Import browser, choose RAW + JPEG Pairs from the Import Settings pop-up menu.
The RAW + JPEG Pairs control appears in the Import browser.
Choose an option from the Import pop-up menu:
To import both the RAW and the JPEG image files and set the JPEG file in each pair as the original: Choose “Both (JPEG as Original).”
To import both the RAW and the JPEG image files and set the RAW file in each pair as the original: Choose “Both (RAW as Original).”
To import the RAW and JPEG image files as separate originals: Choose “Both (Separate Originals).”
To import the JPEG files only: Choose “JPEG files only.”
To import the RAW files only: Choose “RAW files only.”
Import the RAW files that match the JPEG files already in your Aperture library
If you imported the JPEG image files only, you can go back and import the corresponding RAW files later.
Choose “Matching RAW files” from the Import pop-up menu.
The Include pop-up menu appears below the Import pop-up menu.
Choose an option from the Include pop-up menu:
To import all matching RAW files regardless of rating: Choose “All matching files.”
To import all RAW files matching JPEG files that are unrated or better: Choose “Unrated or better.”
To import all RAW files that match the current rating: Choose “Current filter.”
For information about rating photos, see Rating photos overview.