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Aperture corrupting images during editing

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Sielk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 9, 2011 9:08 AM

Hello,

 

Starting a few days ago, aperture started corrupting images during editing.  This was normally at the time of my fist cut, going through doing simple straighten and croping.  Sometimes it would happen when doing a small lighten or darken of the exposure.  I purchased a new MacBook Pro about a month ago but this only started happening this week.  No OS or Aperture upgrades this week.  I did have a crash earlier this week and after the crash my Spotlight re-indexed my computer.  I updated QuickSilver this week and Awaken.  I tried quiting both QS and Awaken but problem still happens.  The real scary thing is I usally have to go back and re-import the raw CR2 image to fix the problem, doing an update from master or resetting all adjustments does not fix the problem.  Below is an example of an image with the problem.  This is a Version Export of a corrupted image, as you can see the cor  Can I get any help?

 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jul 9, 2011 9:15 AM (in response to Sielk)

    Are you by any chance running out of space on your system drive?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jul 9, 2011 9:38 AM (in response to Sielk)

    Is your version of Aperture completely up-to-date?  (Just checking for the obvious.)

     

    Aperture 3.1.2, Digital Camera Raw 3.7.1.

     

    There were reports of problems like this with earlier versions of Aperture 3.  I haven't seen one in a while, though.

     

    Btw, QS always -- perhaps undeservedly -- raises a flag for me.  Loved it; never had a stable system when I used it; purchased LaunchBar.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,415 points)
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    Jul 9, 2011 10:57 AM (in response to Sielk)

    What camera is this from?  Preview would use the same RAW decoding as Aperture and iPhoto.  What is the size of the RAW export file?  If it would email, or you have some place where I could download it from, I can check it with Photoshop CS5 for you.

     

    Ernie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to Sielk)

    I am not sure, that the problem is unique to raw images. I occasionally see the very same effects (since April) when I crop or straighten a jpg-image, even images that are many years old. The previews do look just fine, but when I display the image in full screen mode, then some portions seem to be corrupted like above, and they stay corrupted in any external editor I try.

     

    Aperture 3.1.2, Mac OS X 10.6.8

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,415 points)
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:17 PM (in response to Sielk)

    I had an issue with what I thought was Aperture after the 10.6.8 update to OS.  Then all of a sudden the two volumes on the drive with the Aperture Library (one volume was exclusively the Aperture Library) disappeared from the Desktop.   But after a restart and after running Disk Verification, I found the only errors were on the volume on the drive that were unrelated to Aperture, and that those errors would not be repaired.

     

    Placing the drive outside the Mac Pro, in a BlacX USB drive I was able to copy everything but one or two items, and the drive will likely work after I reformat it.

     

    So, an issue with the directory on the same drive as the Aperture Library can cause problems that look like they are related to Aperture, but may not be.  In my case neither volume was the boot volume.

     

    Ernie

  • DLScreative Level 4 Level 4 (1,595 points)
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to Sielk)

    Sielk wrote:

     

    Well my new MBP hard drive crashed hard last night.  Ended up reformating and trying to install the OS again but OS install fails.  I am wondering if the issue might have been a bad hard drive that caused the image problems.

     

    As I read down this thread, I started thinking bad hard drive and was going to suggest you try it on an external drive.  The only time I've seen this, it turned out to be the memory card, but I dismissed that conclusion when you said it was happening with older files.

     

    DLS

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,415 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to Sielk)

    Where is the Aperture Library?  It could take hours to copy a large library, and I see no indication of how that was done?  If the Library or Referenced Masters are on another drive, that is the drive you need to be checking.

     

    Ernie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to Sielk)

    On my Mac Book Pro I have noticed that those errors only occur after working several hours. That could mean that it is a thermal problem with the CPU (my Laptop get really hot) or there is a memory problem related to the CPU.

     

    Either way, my pictures are safe as long as I reboot every two hours and let the Laptop cool down. But this is certainly no solution if you ar working on a tight schedule. Could you borrow a replacement laptop from the apple store and work with it for two days or so, just to exclude any hardware issues for good?

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