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kazjaz Calculating status...
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Nov 8, 2012 12:32 PM

hi

I recently bought Aperture off the net after giving up on iPhoto - it kept hanging despite rebuilding and totally reinstalling.  Now my Aperture is also crashing a lot - eek!

 

But my main question is this -- why does my Aperture look totally different to the one in the manual?  I cannot find the smart albums that they say are already created.  I do not have a tab on the side that says Projects and Albums -- -I have two separate ones for each of these lables.  So when the manual says open the disclosure triangle  on "Projects & Albums"  - what do I do?  I tried both and I do not have the "Library Albums" with the preset smart albums in them.

 

What to do?  Someone please help me - will be sooooooooooooo grateful.

 

Kaz   

MacBook Pro
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    Kaz,

    Can you post a screenshot of your Aperture application window, please? Then it will be easier to see, what is different with your window.

     

    When is Aperture crashing? More details please. The first 50 -60 lines of the crashlog might help.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    Your Library looks o.k. The "Library" section and "Recent" section are identical to my library, "Projects" and "Albums" are there, "Web Projects", "Books", "Light Tables", "Slideshows" sections  will only appear, when you create the first of these library items without a project or folder selected. Otherwise they will be created within the scope of the folder or projects.

     

     

    To find a crash log, wait till a crash happens, then you will see it in the error panel, or launch the Console application. In the sidebar of the Console you can access "User Diagnostic Reports". These will list all crash logs.

     

    Regards

     

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    I can confirm the behaviour kazjaz is seeing.

     

    I just created a new empty library in 3.4.2 and the Library Albums folder is not created in the Album section. In fact until I create an album in the new library the Album section is not there at all.

     

    Looks like a bug in 3.4.2.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to kazjaz)

    Your crashlog does not show the most important part:  the error message before the text "application specific information".

     

    Just paste the first 50 lines of the crashlog into your post.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    Just cut and paste the text into message window - not a screenshot. A screenshot is hard to read, and the error message is still missing. we need the first lines of the error log.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    Mac OS saves the crash logs for you. You can access all logs using the "Console" application (it is in the Utilites folder in the Applications folder). The side bar of the Console window gives you access to all kins of log files and crash reports.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to kazjaz)

    That crash log says you are still running Aperture 3.4.1 - I thought you had updated to Aperture 3.4.2?

     

    The error message is puzzling - I have never seen this kind of error message (XTTJobController), but it is a serious program error; Aperture is releasing more storage than it aquired.  I'd try to update Aperture to the current version 3.4.3 and see if the error persist.

     

    You said, that you previously used iPhoto. Did you import iPhoto libraries  or are you using iPhoto libraries as Aperture libraries?  Aperure has problems, if the Aperture librariy contains smart albums created in iPhoto. As a precaution I'd deleta any smart iPhoto album you stlll have in your Aperture library and recrate it in Aperture.

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