Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2010 3:30 AM (in response to sehested)I was able to momentarily solve the problem from within Aperture by:
- Deleting all previews
- Updating all previews
Now I can sync from iTunes again.
However all changes made in Aperture since then are ignored as Aperture doesn't update neither the ApertureData.xml nor the ApertureDatabaseTimestamp file in the Aperture Library Package regardless of the Preference setting for updating of previews.
So there is definitely at least two bugs in Aperture 3.1.1. syncing:
- One that cause the initial loss of all photos
- One that causes the preview updates to fail
Earlier versions of Aperture displayed a progress window while updating the previews. 3.1.1 only very briefly displays a message which disappears too fast to be read.iMac 2.8GHz, MBP 15", MBA SSD, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2010 2:52 AM (in response to sehested)I have same problem and this is very frustrating. I use iTunes to sync with my Apple TV to display a slideshow of our pictures on the flat screen, now after the sync I realize iTunes recognized 0 photos from the Aperture library and now I have now no photos at all on my Apple TV. HELP!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2010 4:17 AM (in response to cclboss)After a while Aperture began updating ApertureData.xml so now everything seems to be working fine.
+Some bug in Aperture caused ApertureData.xml to be empty and hence iTunes photo sync showed 0 photos.
+First deleting and the updating all previews recreated ApertureData.xml and since Aperture has been updating it regularly.
The Media Browser will display photos from Aperture regardless of the presence or content of ApertureData.xml - so its ONLY in iTunes the photos are missing.
The easiest way to verify ApertureData.xml is use Show Package Contents in Finder for the Aperture Library.
The original bug that bite me occurred while I was in iTunes photo sync and in Aperture at the same time. Although no sync was running at the time I was altering an album and it caused the ApertureData.xml to contain zero photos.
I have reported the issue to Apple feedback and suggest others who experience this bug to do the same.iMac 2.8GHz, MBP 15", MBA SSD, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2010 3:28 PM (in response to sehested)No luck for me. I also tried to delete my ApertureData.xml and rebuild it by generating new previews. The file was recreated by Aperture but it is still only 4 Kb and iTunes still cannot see any photos from the Aperture library. Does this have anything to do with the ApertureDataTimestamp in iLifeShared folder inside the Aperture Library? Ideas? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2010 7:45 PM (in response to cclboss)Found the solution in another thread. Created an empty Aperture library and switched to it. Close Aperture and iTunes. Restart Aperture, switch back to the one with all my photos, then close Aperture again. Now iTunes sees all the photos in the library again so I can sync with my Apple TV and my iOS devices.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to Fred Stevens)I've been having this exact same issue ever since 3.1 came out (and introduced the ApertureDatabaseTimeStamp.
I have yet to resolve it. I can force a TimeStamp (and hence ApertureData.xml rebuild) by doing certain things, such as a rebuild of the entire Library and sometimes other things work as well (such as importing new images, or switching Libraries), but everything I've done appears to be transient. That is, it rebuilds the xml, but my Aperture Library invariably reverts back to not updating, which is very frustrating.
I would just chalk it up to a failing of Aperture, but it worked totally fine up until the TimeStamp system was introduced (with iLife '11).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2011 3:15 AM (in response to Poiks)The bug seems to be (to me) that the TImeStamp file is not updated, causing the .xml to not be updated. Occasionally, the TImeStamp file IS updated, but a corruption/interruption causes the xml file to be empty or incomplete, leading to syncing problems to iDevices.
The only thing I found to work was to do a complete rebuild of library (hold cmd
+opt when opening Aperture). Let it rebuild the Library (for reference my library was 40,000 images and took maybe 20 minutes), followed by another period of time to find places. Most of the time, the xml file was rebuilt after this.
More recently, I did an ENTIRE importing of my library into a new library, and it seems so far that it has fixed the issue in some ways, which I believe is a bug within a library package, or more aptly, a bug in Aperture 3.1 when dealing with certain libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 2:29 AM (in response to sehested)
I am sseing this issue (iTunes sees zero photos and photoCache is empty) too, but found that in my situation it was caused by the fact that the Aperture library was located on an NFS share.
I managed to solve this by moving the entire Aperture library to a local HFS+ volume and then relocating the masters back to the NFS share. This way the bulk of the data is still stored remotely and iTunes sees all photo's.
Definitely some bugs in this area.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to cclboss)
Also having this trouble and this solution worked for me. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to sehested)
I am having the same issue with aperture/itunes sync lately... I know I am late in the thread... can someone walk me throuhg how I do this reset? I'd like to give it a shot from "deleting and rebbuilding all the previews". Much apprecaited for any instructions. -Yoon