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Aperture import panel missing

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Achim Schietinger Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2012 4:12 PM

Hi,

Aperture shows an empty import panel. Sometimes it is available after a reboot. The problem occurs, since I have Aperture installed the first time. Remove and reinstall does not help. OS X and Aperture are up to date.

Does anyone know what could cause this?

Regards, Achim

 

aperture_import_panel.png

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to Achim Schietinger)

    When the UI messes up like this a good first guess is to remove the preferences file. See Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics and go the section

    Delete the user preferences

     

    Post back if that doesn't fix it.

     

    regards

    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, Aperture 3.4.1
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 2:27 AM (in response to Achim Schietinger)

    Achim,

    I see the image files on a Samba server without problems. Is your network connection reliable?

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:19 AM (in response to Achim Schietinger)

    I have seen no official Apple document, that restricts importing from a network volume, but quite a few users had problems storing their referenced originals image files on samba servers. You are not trying to import referenced, are you?

    As a general advice: when importing from foreign file systems, it is safer to go for simple file names and to edit the filenames before trying to import, if necessary:

    • avoid "umlaute" and other ethnic characters,
    • avoid any character, that the unix shell may treat special as a pattern, like "*", "/", "^" or "~";
    • take care, that the filenames are unique, even with capitalization ignored,
    • and use very short filenames, on no account longer than 32 characters, to be on the safe side.
  • nanowire Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to léonie)

    Léonie,

     

    I have the same problem;

    After importing image files from SD-card, storing the originals as referenced on a synology nas (samba I assume?), the import panel in Aperture disappears. Very annoying indeed since it need a reboot or pref. file delete.

     

    Do you know anything about this and could perhaps point me to more info on the issue I would be gratefully.

     

    Best regards,

    nanowire

  • LostInTechieTalk Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2014 9:01 AM (in response to Achim Schietinger)

    Guys,

     

    I have exactly the same problem wirting referenced picture to a Drobo, with AFP.  I'm assuming there is no solution yet?  I have to delete the preference file after every import.

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