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broken preview is often appearing randomly.

if the Aperture is exit and start again, it is back to normal.

once the broken preview appeared, any selected picture would become as the same pattern.


i have the same Aperture problem with mac mini and macbook air..

tried with those 3 magic fixing library permission or fixing database etc..


please help. thank you.

Aperture 3
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to franktsang)

    Are you using the same Aperture library on all your systems?

    Whar is your Aperture version and MacOS version?

    And what is the format of your images? Are you shooting raw?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to franktsang)

    Are all images from the same camera?


    How much RAM do your machines have, and full are your disks? I  sometimes see corrupted previews displayed, if the projects are huge or the images larger than 1 GB.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to franktsang)

    Of course the corrupted image is not a preview but a version, big difference.


    When this happens if you hit the M key to bring up the original what happens?


    I'd almost say it was a problem with the video card but you say this is happening on multiple machines so that's not likely. There could be some strange bug in the video drivers, I've never experienced this problem and I don't have either a mini or an air so it's difficult to say.


    You may need to contact Apple on this, given your description of multiple machines, multiple libraries and  multiple cameras there doesn;t seem to be any common thread to go with.


    One last thing you might try, when the problem occurs have a look at the console logs to see if anything is concerning video is being logged. That would at least give Apple something to go with.



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to franktsang)

    Can it be that you are using any plug-ins, the same plug-in on all machines? For example the Nik-plug-in HDR Efex Pro 2?  then compare the images posted in this post to your random corrupted versions:


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