I’ve been in the middle of an archiving project where I’m organizing all of my early digital images into Aperture. Yesterday, I found myself staring at a stack of Kodak Photo CDs from the early 1990s wondering what to do with them. The problem is, Kodak encoded these pictures in a proprietary format that Aperture can’t read.
But fear not… in the back of my mind I remembered that iPhoto could import files from Kodak Photo CDs. After a quick test, I learned that it still could, and the imported images were a healthy 3072 x 2048 with a file size around 7 MBs. Not bad!
I’ve detailed the workflow in the article, Importing Kodak Photo CDs into Your iPhoto or Aperture Library. In just a few hours, I’ve managed to bring all those images into my 1990s Aperture Library, changed the file names, added metadata, and moved on to the next stack of mysterious discs stashed in the corner of my studio.