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Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2010 6:28 PM (in response to Cory Bauer)No, This does not work. Glad it did for you but there is nothing to sync in itunes unless i revert to my iphoto library which I am sad to say seems to be the solution for me. I've tried everything I can think of or find in the forums and it seems that itunes and aperture will not communicate. The only thing I can think of to do is uninstall / reinstall Aperture then reimport my iphoto library and cross my fingers. It seems a bit ridiculous to me however to even try this as I have installed Aperture less than a week ago using the exact same process.MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2010 4:47 AM (in response to jsamu50901)Thanks for all the useful tips on here, especially from jsamu50901 who has clearly taken a lot of time to share the experience with us.
Unfortunately however, I've still got the same problem. I've tried :
- Regenerating previews for all my pictures
- Trashing the com.aperture.plist preference file
- Trashing the iPod cache
- Repairing and Rebuilding the library
- I've even tried an old iPod cache from a previous version of my library
All with the same result - only 5k of my 12.5 k of pictures syncs with my iphone4, and some of those are only the original versions rather than the full edited version.
I've recently moved my library onto a new iMac so my next step is to go back to the version I had on my MBP and start the process over (though unfortunately thanks to me Chronosyncing the two libraries before I should have done means that I'm likely to have the same issue on the MBP).
I'll keep you posted if I get it resolved, and will watch this space to see if anyone else does!MacBook Pro, iMac i7, iMac old intel iPhones, iPods, ATV etc, Mac OS X (10.6), Wndows in the office
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2010 5:17 AM (in response to Rapha man)I'm wondering if your problem is deeper than Aperture and iTunes. Sometimes there's corruption in system files which causes problems with certain applications.
I would rebuild my directory with Disk Warrior or Tech Tool Pro or Disk Utility. You will need to boot off a disk other than your primary disk. I keep several clones of my primary disk, so I just boot off the clone and run Disk Warrior or TTP or DU off the clone (you can't use the copy of the application which is on the disk that you want to repair). This rebuild doesn't take too long and often solves niggling problems.
Another possibility is to apply the Combo Update which will update your system all the way from its original installation. Using the Combo Update gives you all the newer bits which you should have after applying each system update in turn. The point is that you are now refreshing all these new bits at one time and you will replace any corrupted bits.
You can also do a good cleaning of your disk with Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner or a lesser cleaning with Onyx or Cocktail. Sometimes the problem comes from corrupted Cache files (there are all sorts of caches on your disk).
After reading your message, I get the feeling that your problem may be the result of a lack of general maintenance.
Good luck.MacPro 2.66mhz 7GB RAM, MacBook Pro early 2008 4GB RAM, old Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2010 3:26 AM (in response to Rapha man)An update for the non-syncing of AP3 to iTunes.
The regeneranting previews wasn't working for me. But then, I got to a specific image that wasn't crossing over to iTunes, and DELETED the preview. I closed AP3 and checked on iTunes. Behold one extra image synced with iTunes.
I'm guessing that AP3 automatically generated a new preview image because I'd deleted the old one, and the new one was being seen by iTunes.
So, I deleted all of my previews (after ensuring I had a backup version of the library). It took a few hours for all 12.5k of pics, BUT IT WORKED.
I now have perfectly syncing iTunes and AP3!
Hopefully this will work for you if you've been having the non syncing problem
Thank you to everyone who has posted here. I wouldn't have got to that solution if I hadn't been through this discussion board.iMac i7, MBP, White old intel iMac, iPhone 4, iPods, ATV etc, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Windows in the office
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2010 6:45 PM (in response to Rapha man)I tried this, and now I can't get those photos which I deleted the previews of to show up on the iPad at all; generating a new preview in Aperture manually doesn't make them show up, either.15" Unibody MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2010 6:53 PM (in response to Cory Bauer)There's another thread regarding failure to sync with the iLife Media Browser. I'm starting to think that this is a different issue to the iTunes sync failure, but related.
As noted, a temporary solution for the other issue is to delete the ApertureDatabaseTimeStamp file. Well, when I delete that file, it is NOT regenerated. In fact, it doesn't even update when I make changes in Aperture, when I believe it should everytime I exit. A wild guess, but I think that the failure to regenerate my TimeStamp is causing something funky to happen with my syncing.
I've noticed that my ApertureData.xml and my ApertureDatabaseTimeStamp files are not updating upon Aperture exit. I think they are supposed to, but can't be sure. I HAVE noticed that whenever I used to exit Aperture before 3.1, I'd get a little dialog with a process bar for sharing previews. Now I hardly ever get that, and exit is super fast - maybe too fast.
Are the ApertureDatabaseTimeStamp and/or ApertureData.xml supposed to change/update with every exit of Aperture? If so, can people having issues check to see if files are updating appropriately?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2010 10:51 AM (in response to mrkgoo)I have tried all solution posted here but without any long lasting effect.
After all the actions posted here i can sync one time properly with my iOS devices, but as soon as i change, add or remove pictures in Aperture 3.1 which need to be synced the whole freaking library will go corrupt. As the first poster title, i am also getting SICK of this combination now. As my library is 120 gb and contains more then 11500 items rebuilding previews takes almost three hours!
But as this is my first bad experience with an Apple product i will wait for a remedy / update.Imac 27" I5, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 8gb, 1TB, AirportE N
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2010 1:17 AM (in response to Buaya)I think i found a solution guys! It works for me.
What i did are the following activities.
0. Go in Itunes and remove the sync option of your pictures for your iOS devices, your devices must not contain any synced pics!
1. Delete all cached files under library, system library, user library
2. Delete in the Aperture library (right mouse click open package) all the previews, Ipod cache and thumbnails.
3. Delete in your use picture folder the Ipod cache if there is one (old aperture / ilife installation)
4. Delete under user/library/preferences the com.apple.aperture.plist
5. Delete trashbin as much as possible (some files will be locked)
6. Restart computer and delete the rest of the files in trashbin.
7. Now close down Itunes if it started automatically.
8. Start Aperture and rebuild all the previews, thumbnails, etc. (will take a long time, check status by double clicking in the bar next to the stamp tool.
9. After finishing, check your library and check the folders which you are going to sync.
11. Start Aperture 3 and keep it open! (This was the last trick for me), start Itunes and sync.
12. Keep the apps open and change pictures in your library, you will notice after an library update and a restart of itunes that it now works.
The strange thing is that when you close down the Aperture library there is no more a library update status report and now you have to keep it open next to Itunes in order to let it work.
Hope this helps you guys.Imac 27" I5, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 8gb, 1TB, AirportE N
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2010 1:47 PM (in response to Photos by Nick)When I encountered this problem I found that changing the preference for "Share previews with iLife and iWork" in the Previews tab of the preferences from "Always" to "When quitting Aperture" and then quitting Aperture fixed things for me.
You should be able to tell if Aperture is updating its preview index for iWork/iLife/iOS devices by looking at the Aperture section in the media browser in any iLife or iWork application and seeing if it matches what you have in Aperture.
To test, you can create a new album in an Aperture project, add a few pictures to it and then quit Aperture (assuming you made the preference change described above). Then look in the media browser in iMovie or iWork and see if you can find the album you just made. If you can't find it then Aperture isn't updating things correctly and perhaps a regeneration of previews is required.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2010 7:22 AM (in response to Merged Content 1)Thank you! Thank worked for me!Dual 1.8 G5, 17" MBP, MB, Fujimoto SHP-5080, Epson and Noritsu printers
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2010 3:49 AM (in response to Rapha man)A further update from me on the non-syncing issue.
I earlier wrote that I had solved my itunes / AP3 sync problem by deleting and then re-generating all the previews.
What I hadn't noticed at the time is that all the while the sync between AP3 and iMovie 11 was not working, and since I store my iphone vids on AP3 this was a problem.
To resolve I took the plunge and EXPORTED all of my projects to a brand new library. This solved the iMovie problem and maintained the link to iTunes. However, I lost my albumns and preferences (no pictures, just the Albums), so this solution isn't for everyone.
One hiccup though. With my new library, and with every AP3 library that I'm using, syncing to my iPhone results in all my pictures being in oldest date first date order (I want most recent date first). No matter what I do in AP3, or by deleteing the timestamp and plist files, I just can't get them to sync the other way round (same is true with my ATV as well so it's not the phone)
Anyone else experiencing this problem? It's very frustrating and I'm struggling to find a solution (even a brand new library is having the problem).iMac i7, MBP, White old intel iMac, iPhone 4, iPods, ATV etc, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Windows in the office
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2010 9:11 AM (in response to Photos by Nick)So I was able to get this to work without having to rebuild my aperture library 200 times
This is what I did: note that I did rebuild my library a few times in the process but that never seemed to help.
1) Removed all photos from both my iPhone and iPad or from ALL my iOS devices (not sure if that was necessary)
2) deleted all caches in 3 library folders (also not sure if that was necessary)
3) Deleted content of "iPod Photo Cache" from aperture library package
4) restart computer
5) open and quit aperture first
6) open itunes which reflected current state of aperture library for the first time in weeks.iMac 27" 2.93, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2010 11:28 AM (in response to Henri)Beaker, I've done that many times with no effect.
What it comes down to is that there is a bug that causes the aperture data.XML file t not be updated, and I thunder it has to do with the new method of timestampi g that was introduced in 3.1. The XML file is a database file that contains the info of the rest of the library file, most importantly, the title and contents of the albums.
I've noticed that this XML file can get corrupted and become empty (with the size of my library it should typically be 30mb, but when it goes bad, it drops to 4pm and has not contents). When it does, this messes up the sync. You see iTunes looks must look at this file to determine the album structure. Obviously, if it is empty, it will see no albums (and as a consequence, not allow you to select any albums - there are none according to the XML!).
Now, deleting the XML SHOULD have aperture regenerate it, but here's where another bug comes in - it doesn't in my library. This has to be related t the XML not updating as it should.
Summary: in my experience, the new timestamping method or some other effect causes the XML file to not be updated every time you use aperture. Whther it's this or some other bug, town effect is that the XML becomes empty, which breaks syncing.
At some point, and. Aren't figured out the trigger, but it has to do with manipulate the library to some extent, but also to do with time, I think, you force the aperture database to be updated, thus regenerating the XML and allowing a resync.
Cme on apple...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2010 6:58 AM (in response to Rapha man)I've tried something else to fix my back to front syncing issue on AP3 / iTunes. Which was to reinstall Aperture.
It didn't work. Brand new Apertue, brand new library,and still my photos sync to my iphone oldest first, instead of newest. Not the end of the world, but frustrating since I have to scroll through 12000 odd pictures to get to the ones I took say 6 months ago.
It's either some kind of silly bug, or something to do with iTunes. My next step is to try this on a completely different mac (the one I've been using is a 4 week old iMac) with a different iOS device and photo library.iMac i7, MBP, White old intel iMac, iPhone 4, iPods, ATV etc, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Windows in the office
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2010 7:56 PM (in response to Photos by Nick)Does no one from Apple support acknowledge this sync issue? For months now I've been unable to sync properly between Aperture and my iPhone or AppleTV. I've tried many 'workarounds' suggested but to no avail. This just seems absurd that it is a known bug for so long and there is no response or acknowledgement from Apple on any effort to resolve it. I've invested significantly in Apple products specifically to get away from the 'incompatibilities' I suffered through with Windows products, and now it seems I'm right back there again. Based on all the commentary, I know there are a lot of other folks out there who rely on the synchronization of Aperture with various devices, so when is Apple going to step up and acknowledge this as a major issue with Aperture... and provide a FIX !!!iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)