HOWTO: Import photos from a Galaxy S2 into Aperture

So, I’ve been noticing some odd behaviour trying to import from my SGS2 into Apple’s Aperture. Basically, if you connect the phone in mass storage mode (either via settings/wireless/usb utilities, or the notification bar if you have debug mode on) then let aperture launch, or open the import menu, you can’t import from the phone. The solution is to do things in this order:

  1. Get to the “USB Connected” green android screen – you know the one I mean. DON’T HIT CONNECT!
  2. Start Aperture, hit import to get to the import mode.
  3. NOW hit connect on the phone.
  4. In the bottom of the import window on aperture, the SGS2 will appear in the file system view. There you can browse to SGS2/DCIM/Camera and import your photos/video as normal.
For some reason the SGS2 doesn’t appear as a device in the main import selector top left. And for some reason it won’t appear in the file browser pane at the bottom, unless it’s connected AFTER you get to this view.
I don’t know if this is Samsung’s bug, or Apple’s – someone needs to sort it out!
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