Merging pictures and metadata in Aperture
November 3, 2008 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Aperture Question: Can I replace .JPGs in a project with the corresponding RAW files?

Here's my dilemma:

Project 1 has 300-ish JPGs that have keywords, ratings, and a few tweaks to the images (cropping, etc). They have filenames like IMG_0201.jpg.

Project 2 has the same 300 images in RAW format with none of the metadata. They have corresponding file names like IMG_0201.cr2.

It turns out this is the case for several projects I have, so I'd like to know if there's a way to either 1) get the metadata, etc from Project 1 and apply it to the pictures in Project 2 or 2) replace the master image files in Project 1 with the ones from Project 2. Can anyone help?
posted by cebailey to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Mac/Aperture user here, but I don't know if Aperture can do this.

I do know that exiftool can do this. You're going to want the tagsfromfile switch.

If running things in the terminal is not for you, let me know and I'll come back here with more details.
posted by Brian Puccio at 2:57 PM on November 3, 2008

You can use the lift and stamp tools in Aperture to do what you're asking. However, you may have to do it individually for each picture.
posted by inviolable at 12:19 AM on November 4, 2008

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