One of the first things Aperture 1.5 users will have to decide is whether or not they want to use the new image previews. These are not required if you don’t plan to do offline library management, if you don’t want to make slide shows, if you don’t want drag and drop jpeg support and if you don’t care about sharing images with iLife and iWork.
Beware that creating previews takes time. If you automatically create previews for all your new images, you’ll certainly spend some time waiting before you can access a large group of photos that you’re importing. I turned off the automatic previews, deciding that I will apply this feature selectively after I have made my pics.
Aperture makes this easy to do on a project-by-project basis or on an image-by-image basis. Just CONTROL-CLICK on any image or group of images and select UPDATE PREVIEW.
If you’re not sure whether or not you want Aperture to create image previews, don’t worry. You can do it now or you can do it later.
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