11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 11:59 AM by craiglonie
léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

Hello all,

all of a sudden I am having trouble with the "Places" View (from the Toolbar, not from the Inspector).

placesempty.png

When I display any folder, project, or the Photos View, and select "Places" from the Toolbar, the map is empty and only the images without geotags are displayed in the Filmstrip; the result is exactly as if an invisible Filter were applied, that selects only the videos and images without geotags, whereas the Places View from the Library displays all 20000 images correctly. All visible filters all thru the folder hierarchie are cleared;I tried several variations of Frank Caggiano's neat trick to clear invisible filters in Photos View (Correct AnswerRe: Photos not showing up in search), but the double double reverse Caggiano does not seem to help here. Neither did trashing preferences, rebooting, switching libraries, repairing permission, nor repairing the library.

BTW: the problem is the same with all libraries - old and new - in my user account on this MBP;

 

Any suggestions, before I go to the trouble of reinstalling Aperture or Lion?

 

Regards

Léonie

P.S.: the trouble the poster has in this thread looks very similar to me, but I did not want to hijack the thread: Aperture and Places does not work

 

Aperture 3.2.2


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8 GB 13''
  • 1. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    Update: I just found out, that the problem only occurs in my account, so I trashed the

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist once again (I wonder what went wrong the first time I did it) and now all pins and images show again as they should and this thread appears to be misnamed: not really an invisible filter problem

     

    Solved -

  • 2. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    fibot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank, but theres no plist to trash att all???

     

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    got never any problems like this with apple. I'm feeling like using windows. somethings totally out of work and there seems to be no reason.

  • 3. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    You are looking at the System Library, you need to open your User Library:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

     

    the "tilde~" is short for your Home Folder. To open your User Library go to the Finder "Go" menu, hold down the alt/option⌥-key until the Library is shown in the drop-down menu, then select it.

    Navigate to Application Support.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    fibot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    **** ya! It works. So I try to reconstruct what happended.

     

    As the first Startup of Aperture, it asked me If I want that apple sent my data to apple to get the Geoinformation. I confirmed no. Because of that I got no access to the map. First start up of Aperture was long time ago and I forget about doing this. And I think there was no possibility to change this first answer in any option menu. Now I deleted the com.apple.Aperture.plist in my the library of my home directory. By the next startup of Aperture it asked me again if Iwant that apple sent data for the geoinformation. I said yes and now maps are working. Thanks a lot!!!!!

  • 5. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    You are welcome, Tobi.

    After trashing the Preferences you may have to reset some of your settings again, but except for that, it should cause no ill effects.

     

    Cheers

    Léonie

  • 6. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Is fibot's experience correct? If you answer no to sending data to Apple when you first launch Aperture, the only way change this is to trash preferences?

     

    Or is this controlled by Preferences > Advanced > Look up places automatically?

  • 7. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    I am not sure about that - that is why I refrained from commenting. I never said "no" to Apple, so I do not know for sure, if that could have adverse ramifications. And  "Advanced > Look up places automatically" has always been turned on for all my accounts.

    However, a missing "Places look-up" cannot explain the hidden "filter" effect we both observed - that the browser did not show any images that have been geo tagged, only images without location tags were visible in the film strip.

    My preferences must have been corrupted for a different reason, anyway.

     

    Cheers

    Léonie

  • 8. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    When you answer Yes, do you know what gets sent to Apple? What is the feature for?

  • 9. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    placesdialog.png

    The dialogue says, what will be sent to Apple: the GPS coordinates of the photos.

     

    I tried on a different account, what would happen, if I said "NO" for once. The paces view shows a screen, similar to the screen you see, when you are offline, but turning places on in the "Advanced" Preferences enabled all again. With turning "Places" on, you will enable sending the GPS coordinates - with out warning.

     

    Léonie

  • 10. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)

    Tobi,

     

    It sounds like you solved the problem that Leonie and I were trying to help you with in your question.  If that is the case, it would be good to go back to that question and mark it as answered, and also write a new reply with a link to this thread.

  • 11. Re: Invisible Filter in "Places" View: How to clear it?
    craiglonie Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Leonie im probably being thick but i dont know how to open my user prefereces pane to delete the plist can you show me where it is

     

    how do i find the "GO" menu