7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 8:06 AM by Eunos1
Eunos1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded to 3.3, and Smart Albums are now broken!

 

For example, I have a recent event broken down into 3 Smart Albums for my 3 star, 4 star, and 5 star images.

The 3 and 4 star albums display the photos correctly. But the 5 star album doesn't display anything!

 

On another event from a few years ago, I have the something similar. I have 3 smart albums from one event corresponding to 3 different "Image Country" tags. Two of them display fine, the third doesn't display at all. On the one that doesn't display, if I change the star rating from 3 to 2, the images all show up (including the 3 star images.) If I put it on 3, nothing shows up.

 

What's going on?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Start with the steps shown on the Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics page.

     

    If that doesn't resolve the issue post back.

  • 2. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    Apple recommends to rebuild the Aperture Library before upgrading to Aperture 3.3 and converting to the new format.  If you have not done so, I'd start the trouble shooting with the "Aperture 3 Library First Aid Tools", and head right for the "Rebuild Database" option. How to do this is pointed out in the

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

    that Frank Caggiano pointed to.  Good luck!

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 3. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    Eunos1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seriously? Apple "recommends to rebuild" before upgrading? Then why the heck don't they tell you that before the bouncing icon says "You have upgrades waiting"?? Or include a popup when first starting the app asking if you want to rebuild the database because its recommended?

     

    Tried doing a database repair. That didn't help.

     

    Next I'll try the database rebuild.

  • 4. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    Or include a popup when first starting the app asking if you want to rebuild the database because its recommended?

    Good idea. But you could have looked at the Aperture 3.3 Release Notes before upgrading.

     

    I hope the Rebuild will work. It worked for most posters here.

  • 5. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    Eunos1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But you could have looked at the Aperture 3.3 Release Notes before upgrading.

    That's a pretty obnoxious, blame-the-victim comment. Sorry, I don't accept that.

  • 6. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    That's a pretty obnoxious, blame-the-victim comment.

    I am not blaming you - sorry if it sounded like that. Really, I only discovered the information accidentally down at the bottom of the page I pointed to. You are right, usually you do not expect major changes between updates, if only the number behind the decimal point changes.

     

    But it is really not safe to update any software without reading the release notes - with some updates you may lose functionality you may need.

  • 7. Re: Smart Albums are broken!
    Eunos1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Rebuilding the library did, in fact, fix the problem.

     

    Now I can look forward to the next Aperture crisis.