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JimWecht Calculating status...
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Dec 19, 2012 3:38 PM

I purchased Aperture a few weeks ago, and it was working with no problem. but as I transferred all my pictures from IPhoto to Aperture my problems started, it said my data was corrupted, it made duplicate and triplicate of my photo's  It loaded the hard drive slowed my computer to a crawl to suck that I removed all my pictures, and reinstalled Aperture and my photo's Well the same thing happened. Iphoto works with no problem but as soon as I move to Aperture all **** breaks loose.


I think this is a piece of garbage. I would like to get my money back.


Any ideas?


Is it junk, or is it just a bad program?





Jim Wecht

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • shuttersp33d Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to JimWecht)

    Are you importing your iPhoto library into Aperture or just opening your iPhoto library with Aperture?

  • shuttersp33d Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 4:54 PM (in response to JimWecht)

    You should try opening the iPhoto library with Aperture as opposed to importing the library. Would you let us know if you encounter the same problems if you simply open the iPhoto library.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to JimWecht)

    Hi Jim,


    If it's not too late, I suggest trashing your Aperture Library and repairing your iPhoto Library from iPhoto:



    Then, assuming you have the most recent version of iPhoto and Aperture, _open_ your Library in Aperture and see if your problems recur.




    (Sent from my magic glass.)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to JimWecht)


    just a hunch: Does your iPhoto Library contain smart albums? and do you use "Keep Projects & albums arranged by date"?


    Then lagging and crashes may be caused by smart albums in your iPhoto Library. I would take the precaution to recreate any iPhoto smart albums in Aperture and delete the iPhoto originals - I hope, you have not too many of them.

    See this post: Aperture 3.3.2 unresponsive if library contains old iPhoto albums - solution




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to JimWecht)


    You said, that you imported the iPhoto library into Aperture, so deleting albums in iPhoto will not help.

    If indeed the smart albums imported from iPhoto are the culprit, the need to be deleted from the Aperture Library and recreated. Deleting the smart album will not delete the imported images, you only will have to recreate the smart settings in the smart setting HUD.


    But before you sacrifice your albums, check, if you see the same symptoms as Alex Brown posted:

    Error messages in the Console Window with texts like this:

    8/6/12 6:22:32.589 PM Aperture: [<RKAlbum 0x1240e7a20> valueForUndefinedKey:]: this class is not key value coding-compliant for the key minImageDate.

    You can launch the Console window from the Applications > Utilities folder, before you start Aperture and have a look.


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