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Photo Stream keeps turning off in Aperture

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  • Jon Baumgartner Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to léonie)

    Nope. I've only got one library.

  • Gary Learned Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:01 PM (in response to Jon Baumgartner)

    I am using multple libraries. I assumed if I only turned it on in one library I would be fine. Are you saying that everytime I change libraries it will reset my photo stream and make me redownload my images?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to Gary Learned)
    Are you saying that everytime I change libraries it will reset my photo stream and make me redownload my images?

    Sorry, I was expressing myself not clearly. As long as you only turn the Photo Stream on in one Library per computer (iPhoto or Aperture) you should be fine - at least that is what I think the Aperture Manual is saying:

     

    To switch Photo Stream to another Aperture library:

    1. Open the Aperture library you want to use with Photo Stream.
    2. In the Library inspector, select Photo Stream.
    3. Click the Turn On Photo Stream button, then click Switch in the dialog that appears.

     

    Photo Stream is turned on for the Aperture library you switched to and is turned off for the library you switched from. New photos downloaded from Photo Stream appear in the library with Photo Stream turned on, and only photos from that library are automatically uploaded to Photo Stream.

    But nevertheless, I frequently found the Photo Stream turned off in my main Aperture Library after switching libraries, at least while working with Aperture 3.2.1, so am a little doubtful, if switching libraries is really save, if you are relying on the Photo Stream. But Aperture 3.2.2 seems to have fixed some Photo Stream problems, see: Aperture 3.2.1: Some images auto-imported via Photo Stream may not be visible in library:  http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4144

  • jgrockwell Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2011 3:41 AM (in response to léonie)

    I have finally updated to Aperture 3.2.2. NO!!! It is still happening. My Photo Stream keeps turning off. NO, I do not use iphoto. I just turned it on again this morning....

  • Gary Learned Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to jgrockwell)

    Just to confirm, I updated to 3.2.2 as well, and that is not a fix for this problem.

  • jgrockwell Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to léonie)

    Leonie,

     

    I can confirm that everytime I shut down my Mac, my photostream turns off in Aperture and I have to turn it on, and it downloads all the photos all over again....

     

    So no, it doesn't matter if you have one or more libraries, iphoto/aperture, or using one at a time. Or if you are using APerture 3.2.2 which is not a fix for this problem. It is not working properly, period.

     

    I am little annoyed that Apple has not fixed this. Where are all the Aperture experts?

  • R Allen Matsumoto Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Whitehambone)

    Oops, accidental double post, can't find where I would delete my second one.

     

    Message was edited by: R Allen Matsumoto

  • R Allen Matsumoto Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to Whitehambone)

    This is happening to me with Aperture about one out of every 10-20 times I open it. I don't have iPhoto installed anymore.

  • Phillip Breske Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to Whitehambone)

    I have experienced this same issue several times in Aperture. I just launched Aperture a few minutes ago and Photo Stream was turned off. I turned it on and it's currently downloading all the photos from the stream. I have a fairly powerful iMac, so this takes only a few minutes for the machine to download and reprocess all the images (but it's still an unnecessary hassle).

     

    I decided to quit the app and restart the computer to see if Photo Stream turns itself off again, but suddenly I'm looking at a non-moving "Updating library..." progress bar in Aperture. This appeared during the app quit process.

     

    Okay, the app finally quit on its own; I didn't have to Force Quit.

     

    I'm going to restart my iMac and see what happens. I'll report back in a minute....

  • Phillip Breske Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Phillip Breske)

    Photo Stream did NOT turn itself off after the restart, so that's not the problem.

     

    I haven't used or launched iPhoto in years, so I know it's not that.

     

    Any other suggestions?

     

    OS X 10.7.3, Aperture 3.2.2, iPhone 4 w/iOS 5.0.1 (in case that matters).

  • jake4700 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to Phillip Breske)

    I'm having the same problem!  It's very frustrating.  I've got 900+ photos in my stream and it's a PITA to re-sync everytime.  I also want to send some photos from my iMac to photo stream - but that never seems to work.  Maybe it's trying to send ALL my photos to photo stream?  Very frustrating. 

  • Ken Loh Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Whitehambone)

    I have the same problem. Trying to used the unified library feature which is cool, but Aperture never seems to remember the setting. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. I used to use Photo Stream with iPhoto and it always worked flawlessly, but now, even after I click "No Thanks" on iPhoto, Aperture still has to re-download the 1000 photos in my stream.

  • ee Calculating status...
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    Jul 10, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to Whitehambone)

    Same problem over here and it was annoying the **** out of me… but after a restart Little Snitch asked me permission to access 'PhotoStreamAgent'. Aha… I thought and gave it permission to allow any connection with this server. Opened Aperture… and boom! the stream was turned on again!

     

    So a possible solution could be to not block the 'PhotoStreamAgent' in any kind of way with Little Snitch or similar tools.

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