Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to PuppyDogMom)
Make sure you have preview sharing enabled in Aperture Preferences. Also make sure you have "generate previews" enabled. The preferences checkbox I've highlighted below only applies to new projects when they are created.
For existing projects, select a project (or projects) and choose the gear menu in the Library pane and select Maintain Previews for Project.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to Thomas Emmerich)
Did what you suggested and it seems that my file structure is all screwed up. Don't have access to all my projects, files have strange names, pictures taken 8 years ago show up as taken last year. This is quite frustrating. Is there a reasonable alternative to Aperture?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to PuppyDogMom)
Well I'll note that I've been using Aperture since 2005 when it originally shipped and I've never seen issues with projects, filenames, and dates getting all screwed up. As such, perhaps there's something you did that caused the issue?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
I would have no doubt that I might have done something. Aperture's been out there since '05? I thought it was relatively new.
Perhaps this might be making a difference. I've upgraded to 3.3.1 and am running in 32 bit (I think). I'm considering uninstalling and reinstalling. Does anyone have any thoughts about that?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)
The first thing to do is repair your Library. Instructions are on this Apple support page.
Then report back.
Seconding William Lloyd: Aperture works well, but requires a bit of care to set-up and use. I've been using it only since v. 3 came out (two? years ago), but I continue to be surprised and impressed by how powerful it is and how superbly it works.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)
I've upgraded to 3.3.1 and am running in 32 bit (I think).
If you are running 3.3.1, then you cannot be running in 32 bit mode - the most recent Aperture version is 64 bit only. You can tell the difference, when you look at the Info-panel (Finder > File > Get Info ⌘I)
For Applications that can be launched in 32 bit mode, there is the 32-bit option available; compare Aperture and Photoshop:
Have you tried to export your images to your Desktop and to upload from there?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to PuppyDogMom)
OK...here's something I think I learned when downloading images from my CF card. I can choose to save the images in a specific place, for example, "pictures". So I did that with my last download, and what do you know...they were there when I tried to upload to facebook. Now the question is, how do I do that for photos already uploaded? Sorry to be such a problem questioner...