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  • 90. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    Dark_Angel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here Aperture incredibly slow on Lion compared to Snow Leopard.  Also have noticed reduced quality of previews after upgrade (very pixilated).  Was running 64bit in Snow Leopard as well so I don't believe the 32 vs 64 bit recommendations I have heard is the fix.  Issue has been consistent even after initial index of the drive that Lion does.  Since I process upwards of 100,000 photographs a year thought Aperture it is critical that Aperture is fast.

     

    Running both a Mac Pro 2x3Ghz Dual Core Intel Xeon with 12GB RAM and 1900XT GPU with 1TB main drive and 2TB Mirrored RAID vault using referenced files, as well as a MBP 15in dual 2.4Ghz with 4GB RAM.  Both computers are experiencing the same issues though not getting the Beach Ball of Death it's still dog slow and doesn't seem to be tapping the processors over 50% when checking system stats.  RAM usage is also leveraging only about 4GB of the 12GB that I have on the Mac Pro.  I seriously hope that Apple gets a update out soon to fix this issue.

  • 91. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    Paradoxxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I to am experiancing issues with aperture or the lack of running aperture. I have a G5 mac, dual quads with 5 gigs of ram. When I run aperture it eats up about 2.5 gigs of memory leaving me with about 50 meg to play with. System slows to a crawl. Nothing seems to work. When I shut aperture off I gain back my 2 plus gigs of memory and all seems fine. I think its a joke that aperture 3.1.3 is advertised as being made for lion. I would sure hate to see it if it wasn't. I am getting 12 more gig of memory and I am curious if that will solve my issues. I can't believe all 8 threads are being used by aperture so with the extra memory I should see some relief. I should know by the end of the week.

  • 92. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Paradoxxx, have you checked your Page Out rate?  That will tell you if the additional RAM will help.

     

    PS I have a quad core i7 3.4GHz iMac with hyperthreading and I see CPU utilizations up to about 400% when skimming through RAW images fairly quickly

     

    Message was edited by: John Kitchen - added PS

  • 93. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    aledco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here. Running Aperture 3 on a (latest) MacBook pro. Since upgrading to Lion, Aperture performance is shocking. Not only is it slow and hangs often, it hangs my entire system while it's "processing". This happens even when I just open an image. I'm not a heavy user, (library has less than 3000 photos).

     

    I sincerely hope they fix this with an update soon.

  • 94. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    gorron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Really, try running Aperture in 32bit. Haven't had a problemcsince I did it.

  • 95. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Let me guess.  The MacBook Pro has 4GBs of RAM.  Am I correct?

  • 96. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    gorron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes and it ran fine in Snow Leopard in 64 bit but in Lion A3chewed up call my RAM and the swap files skyrocketed.  No problem vat all running at 32bit.

  • 97. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    sorinfromtoronto Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Seriously?

     

    Maybe you can explain why Aperture 3.1.3 in 64 bit mode uses a much more reasonable VM size under SL? The same version, same settings, jumps to 4+ GB VM with Lion. The changed memory management in Lion should not trigger that. In fact, it does  NOT trigger the same behavior in other 64 bit applications, like Safari, iTunes, etc.

     

    And what exactly is Aperture grabbing 4+ GB for when browsing a few images?

     

    While it is true that Aperture memory usage in 64bit stabilizes at 5 GB, which makes a 12 GB system less likely to experience SIGNIFICANT performance degradation, it is also true that this is SLOPPY QA from Apple. "Sloppy" is not something that characterizes Apple, so I fully expect them to deal with this soon.

     

    In the meantime, 4 and 8 GB system users:

     

    - switch Aperture to 32 bit

    - exclude the folders containing the Aperture library and the reference files from Spotlight and perhaps Time Machine

     

    CAUTION: 64 bit plug-ins will most likely stop working when you switch to 32 bit; you can either switch them to 32 bit or use an earlier 32 bit version.

     

    Of course, you can always throw more resources at bad software, but then your name is Bill.

  • 98. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    Tarquin26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Most prob daft question.  How do I change Aperture to 32 bit??

  • 99. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    mlehmann Level 4 Level 4 (3,200 points)

    Open the Applications folder, select Aperture, type Command-I to open the Get Info window and check "open in 32-bits"

  • 100. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    aledco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that. I switched to using Aperture in 32 bit mode and performance is much, much faster. You're right, there is no reason why this much RAM should get eaten up when flicking through a small number of images.

     

    I hope this gets resolved soon.

  • 101. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    hiroru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, what's happend with Apple and it's Pro Apps??   new update = new headache

     

    I have Macbook pro dual 3GHz 8GB ram working like a charm on Snow Leopard but now Lion is playing with beachball.... even after clean Lion install.

     

    32 bits works smoothly but it's not a real solution, please, apple take care of your pro apps!

  • 102. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    hiroru wrote:

     

    32 bits works smoothly but it's not a real solution, please, apple take care of your pro apps!

    hiroru,

     

    What's the downside for you in running Aperture in 32 bit mode?  I tried it and see nothing bad happening, but you say "it's not a real solution".  Why?

  • 103. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    osmosno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. Aperture was fine with SL and almost unusable with Lion. With 4GB of RAM 32 bit helped but still the RAM would fill up. Upgrading to 8GB has helped tremendously even in 64bit but still the whole 8GB fills up and things slow down. I would say that with 8GB of RAM it is back to where it was on SL with 4GB. I have Photomatix HDR plug in and that seems much quicker now.

    It may be a silly question but does someone from Apple read this forum? Can we expect them to sort out the mess they have made?

  • 104. Re: Aperture running at a crawl since lion upgrade
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    sorinfromtoronto wrote:

     

    Seriously?

     

    Maybe you can explain why Aperture 3.1.3 in 64 bit mode uses a much more reasonable VM size under SL? The same version, same settings, jumps to 4+ GB VM with Lion. <snip>

     

    sorin,

     

    I have not tried Aperture under Lion in any serious way due the lack of useful multi-monitor support, so I am now back to Snow Leopard on my iMac.

     

    However, I can report that Aperture 3.1.3 (64 bit mode) under OS X 10.6.8 (64 bit mode) on my 12 GB iMac will quickly use up to 4 GBs with spikes up to 4.5 GBs.

     

    After browsing through some large RAW photos in full screen mode, Activity Monitor is showing about 5 GBs of Inactive Memory, and when Free Memory drops down very low, I see Page Outs increasing. 

     

    This sounds like what you are seeing under Lion, is it not?

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