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Annoture 1.0 Released!

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I’m happy to announce that Annoture 1.0 has been released! It’s taken me a little longer than I expected to get it out, but I think it will be worth the wait. Users of iView MediaPro and Aperture who need a metadata bridging solution can look no longer. Annoture makes it simple to transfer annotations back and forth between the two applications.

Version 1.0 brings dramatic speed improvements over previous versions of Annoture. Selection support in Apertre has been added, as well as German localization. You can find out more details on the Annoture webpage here.

I have been using Annoture on my 80,000+ image collection, which I’ve finally imported (by reference) into Aperture. It’s not done processing all of my photos yet, but it’s good to know that I don’t have to worry about manually copying annotations anymore.

Annoture in action!

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2 thoughts on “Annoture 1.0 Released!

  1. Hi Adam,

    I couldn’t find an email address for you, but I suppose a comment is just as good :)

    I am trying to migrate my archives from iView over to Aperture. It seems like Annoture will be an important part of the process, but not a complete answer. I am hoping you might have some advice.

    The situation is this – I have about 150 DVDs of images currently cataloged in one iview file. I am hoping to find some way to migrate that doesn’t involve manually importing each disc individually. (Though I’ll do it if I have to) Do you have any workflow suggestions for a way to get around this?

    Thank you!

  2. Charles:

    Looks like you’re going to have to migrate each disk manually. Annoture doesn’t help with importing images into Aperture. By my calculations, you have 705GB of images (150 DVD * 4.7GB/DVD).

    1. What’s the total number of images you’ll be importing? Remember Aperture can only store 10,000 masters per project. You may need to break up your import into 10,000 image chunks

    2. Are you image annotations stored only in iView or did you use the Sync Annotations command in iView to export to the original files. If the latter, then you might not need Annoture when you import your images since the annotations are already burned into the images on the DVDs.

    Your options are:

    1. Put all of the images onto a single 750GB hard drive. That should be enough space to hold all of those images. Your images will be far more accessible when you’re using Aperture.

    2. Import the contents of each DVD one at a time.

    When Aperture imports by reference an image, it creates a number of checksums to help it match the file you imported. As a result, you can’t trick Aperture into referencing an image — an exported JPEG from your iView Catalog of the DVD master — with the original after the fact.

    Hope this helps.

    -adam

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