How to Duplicate a Folder Structure in Aperture 3
Aperture has a nice feature; it allows you to duplicate a project structure. Let’s say you have a project with a few folders and smart albums inside. Now you have a similar project and want to recreate that structure: just right-click on that project and select: Duplicate Project Structure. Unfortunately if your starting point is a folder, there is no “duplicate folder structure”.
Here is a workaround:
- Create an empty “dummy” project.
- Inside that project, create the folder structure you want to duplicate. You may add folders, projects, and Smart Albums.
- Now right-click on your project and choose Duplicate Project Structure
- Rename the folder to whatever you want, move it from the duplicated dummy project, and delete the duplicated project.
- Keep the original “dummy” project so you can create multiple similar folder structures.
This is how I use this on my workflow: I have a folder for each year with a subfolder for each month, and inside of that, projects for each photo shoot / event / trip. Every year I duplicate that so I don’t have to create folders again for each month.
I hope you find this tip useful!