It seems that Apple doesn’t want people switching from Lightroom to Aperture. In this support document, Apple confirms that they only import strictly what they HAVE to to say that they comply with XMP, but they don’t support XMP enough to make it useful. Expect to loose all your labels and ratings when importing from Lightroom, and don’t expect to have the data transfer back to Lightroom in case Adobe releases Lightroom 3 and you’d rather stick with that after your 30 trial days are up.

If you’ve run in to XMP issues with Aperture 3, do feel free to leave a comment.

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