Consolidating aperture 3 library
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of the Consolidate command, we should review Managed vs External media.Managed media are media files that are physically stored inside of a Library package.
They both have their uses in the appropriate situations, and should be well-thought-out before deciding which workflow to enlist.
This means that the Library (Event or Project) will now contain links to the new archived location.
Meaning the Library now contains links, not actual physical files.
That is the basic function, but the Consolidate Command can also do more, as there is Managed and External consolidation. As explained in the previous section, at its core, the Consolidate command copies all External Media into the Library Event or Project we target.
To do this, first highlight either a Library, and individual Event inside of it, or a specific Project inside of an Event.