Exporting photos overview

Using Aperture, you can export photos (both versions and copies of originals), projects, albums, folders, audio clips, and video clips in a variety of ways.

When you export photo versions, you can export them in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and PSD file formats. You can rename files, resize and adjust images, and include metadata such as EXIF information, IPTC information, and keywords. You can also apply ColorSync profiles and watermarks to the versions you’re exporting. You can export separate lists of metadata for selected photos as a file. And you can export originals with IPTC data stored in XMP sidecar files that can be used in other applications, such as Adobe Photoshop.

An easy way to export photos is to use one of the Aperture export preset. Presets, or groups of export settings, allow you to efficiently export your photos in any of several common formats. If the presets included with Aperture don’t meet your needs, you can create your own presets, modify existing export presets, or delete presets you no longer use.

When you export projects, folders, and albums (or a combination of all three), Aperture consolidates the originals and versions of the items you selected in the Library inspector and exports them as a library, maintaining their organizational structure. You can then merge the exported library into the Aperture library on another computer.