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HT3946 Aperture update corrupted and destroyed some Wedding photos!!!

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Has anyone else had problems with previously processed/imported RAW format photo's (.CR2 Canon) since updating Aperture??


Prior to the software update they were fine. Now, just a load of blank icons. Some are now only 1Mb in size. Some are still original size at around 8-10Mb. The MetaData still seems to be there.


Sadly I've lost a load of sentimental and important photo's from my brother's wedding!!!


What are you playing at Apple??? It all seems to have gone to a bag of sh*t since Steve Jobs passed away!!

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2), Hires Anti-Glare screen, 8Gb RAM
  • phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Haven't seen any problems like this specifically related to an update.


    But maybe there's a way to recover using your backups of the photos. Have you tried re-importing an original of a "damaged" photo from your backup copies to see if the problem persists? Or have you tried restoring an Aperture library backup from a vault or a copy of the library?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,760 points)

    I am sorry to hear about the lost photos. There must be something terribly wrong. Updating Aperture will not reduce the size of your photos.

    From which version have you been updating? Is your profile signature correct? Are you working with Mac OS X (10.7.2)?

    Is your library referenced or managed? How do you see the changed size of your raw images? I cannot think of any way that a raw file will be processed to show a smaller size?


    What exactly did happen, when you upgraded Aperture? When you upgrade, usually the Aperture library will be upgraded, when you launch the upgraded version the first time. Did you get any warnings, error messages, crashes after the upgrade? Did you try any trouble shooting, repairing, rebuilding of the library afterwards?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,760 points)

    I am glad you could recover your precious pictures!




  • phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Good to hear you recovered the photos. Now that you have a copy of the originals, it might be a good idea to make an additional backup copy of them for safekeeping. Important family photos like these can always be processed again from the originals. 


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