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3431 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2010 12:09 AM by Daniel W
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 9:52 PM (in response to SimeP)I had this same issue. I solved it by copying my aperture library to the external drive, deleting the copy on the computer, then importing the library back into Aperture 3. It takes forever and ever and ever...iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 11:33 PM (in response to DEFii)Actually, both my A3 Library and my iPhoto Library are on the same external drive - and there is plenty of space free (660Gb). I first tried on my internal drive, then did as you did, moved both to my external drive - still the same error.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2010 5:30 PM (in response to SimeP)Same issue here, 75GB iPhoto library, half a terabyte of disk space available.
Aperture says me i need -2147483647MB of space. which is a lot.. or minus a lot?Macpro 8X 6GB/2TB 2x23" MacBookPro 17", iPod touch 16gb, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2010 6:41 PM (in response to Wingrove)I have had some progress. Basically, I imported my iPhoto library as a reference to the original iPhoto - so no images were copied (and no insufficient space error).
This took a while, as it built up the A3 library with references to iPhoto. Once that was done, I then ran from the file menu, "Consolidate Masters for Library". This then copied the master files into the A3 library. After a bit of re-organizing, I am now able to run A3 with its own library.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2010 9:54 PM (in response to SimeP)I resolved this problem by rebuilding the offending iPhoto library using iPhoto Library Manager. It created an entirely new library, maintaining all of the metadata. The new library imported just fine into A3.
I only had this problem on one of about 10 iPhoto libraries, but it sure was annoying.2x iMac Intel Aluminum, iMac G4 LCD, iBook G3, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2010 12:09 AM (in response to SimeP)I downloaded the trial version, and loaded it up onto my new 27" iMac, running Snow Leopard in 64 bit mode, with 600 GB free on the hard drive. I tried to import iPhoto - same error, same "insufficient disk space amount". Yah, my library is about 60 GB, not 2000 GB!
I did two things: First, I opened iPhoto from the finder by holding Option+Command, then in the resulting box, told it to rebuild the thumbnails. It chugged along for a while. After it was done I quit iPhoto. I then opened Aperture 3 trial, and imported the library. Same issue.
However, I tried it again - this time, I told it to save the photos in a folder - "Photos" it says - rather than in the Aperture library file. Tada! Works like a charm.
The import is still going after quite a while - slurping down all the CPU and RAM my iMac can provide while doing it - but it's working!27" iMac Core2, 15" MPB, 15" PB G4, PM G4 x2, G3 iMacs x2, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Sawtooth and Quicksilver G4, iPod Touch, Mac SE/30, and others!