5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 10:30 AM by Kluv32
Kluv32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi --

 

I'm currently having issues exporting images from my Aperture library (whether thru the Export menu command, or thru the auto-uploading feature [like Flickr]).  Whenever I export images -- they result in totally black photos.  I've tried exporting in other formats (JPEG, TIFF, etc.) with the same results.  Only if I export the Original can I get the photos out of Aperture. 

 

I switched to another library to see if it was having the same issue -- it was not.  I've repaired permissions and repaired the database -- still having the same issue.  Does this indicate a corrupted Library?  Should I try the (ominous sounding, according to the documentation) "Rebuild Database" option -- or should I try to create a new libary with the same images to see if that fixes things?

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I've yet to find any other users with a similar problem.  Been using Aperture for years without issues -- this is the first major problem I've encountered. 

 

Thanks.


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Aperture 3 - Exporting Photos Results in Black Images
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,795 points)

    I switched to another library to see if it was having the same issue -- it was not.  I've repaired permissions and repaired the database -- still having the same issue.  Does this indicate a corrupted Library?

    That does indeed look like something may be wrong with your library.

    Should I try the (ominous sounding, according to the documentation) "Rebuild Database" option -- or should I try to create a new libary with the same images to see if that fixes things?

    If you create a new library with the existing images, you will have to start over and redo all your edits.

    Try first to rebuil the library. That will create new database files inside. But make sure that you have a backup of your library, before you try a rebuild, just in case.

     

    Have you checked the "Export preset" that you are using, if anything can turn the images black: set the preset to "edit" and look at the options, i.e. color profile or watermark.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Aperture 3 - Exporting Photos Results in Black Images
    Kluv32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestions.  As I've continued to troubleshoot, it now seems as if ALL my libraries are similarly affected (which perhaps means there's something wrong with Aperture).  Also, I've never adjusted my export presets (or used watermarks), but to be safe I reset them to default (still having the same issue).  Before I rebuild the library I'm going to try to delete the preference and reinstall the program -- hopefully that'll do it.

  • 3. Re: Aperture 3 - Exporting Photos Results in Black Images
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,795 points)

    As I've continued to troubleshoot, it now seems as if ALL my libraries are similarly affected (which perhaps means there's something wrong with Aperture).

    If all your libraries are affected, it still can mean, that some of your preferences are problematic, or startup items in your account are interfering.

     

    Have you tried to work with Aperture from a different user account? Try  from the guest account, if you see the same there.

    If it works from a different account, remove preferences and presets as described here:

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

  • 4. Re: Aperture 3 - Exporting Photos Results in Black Images
    heff_sf Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Kluv32, are you using a custom Export Preset? When you access the Export dialog, what does the Export Preset popup below the file browser area say?

  • 5. Re: Aperture 3 - Exporting Photos Results in Black Images
    Kluv32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Everyone, thanks for the help.  I seem to have remedied the situation, although I can't for the life of me figure out what was causing it. 

     

    For the record, I never made any custom export presets (and would get the same results from different default presets).  After trying a number of different things, I ended up deleting the preferences file and rebooting the computer -- which seems to have returned things back to normal. 

     

    It's a little worrysome since I don't know what caused it (or if it'll start doing it again), but I appreciate all the tips!

     

    Cheers