Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 7:40 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
The library sits on the hard drive and the user permissions means both accounts can see the library. When each user logs on Aperature is configured to open the same library.
No real change occurred expect that I was exporting projects and creating additional libraries to reduce space on the hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 12:28 AM (in response to Afcla)
that I was exporting projects and creating additional libraries to reduce space on the hard drive.
Your Aperture user preferences may still be pointing to the last library you opened from your main account. iTunes reads the "com.apple.Aperture.plist" in the "preferences" folder in your user library to find the library to open. It may help to trash this file and to force Aperture to recreate it. But since you are using Mt. Lion I'd log off and on again after quitting Aperture and removing the preferences.
The library sits on the hard drive
Where exactly? A shared folder may not be enough, if the permissions inside the library do not allow iTunes to access the iTunes photo cache inside the library.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 2:51 AM (in response to léonie)
thank you for the suggestions. I tried this, no luck.
In terms of permissions. The folder is shared and I apply the permissions against the shared folder to ensure both accounts have access.
Clearly there is some user account issue but cant pinpoint it yet
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 3:44 AM (in response to Afcla)
The folder is shared and I apply the permissions against the shared folder to ensure both accounts have access.
Each time you write to your Aperture Library, the items inside the library you edit may change the ownership to the user that is editing the library and the permissions inside the library will change. The only safe way to share an Aperture library, so that two users can read and write is to have the library on a disk (external drive, separate disk partition, or writable disk image) that has the "Ignore Ownership" flag set. This is explained in this support article for iPhoto Libraries, but for Aperture libraries goes the same, see: iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users
Hopefully Frank has some more ideas - I still do not see from your answer to his question what exactly changed, before it stopped working.
One more thing to check: Sometimes the iPod Photo Cache gets corrupted and then iTunes cannot open the library. Try to remove it from the library as described here: iTunes: Understanding the iPod Photo Cache folder
Deleting the cache should have no other consequences then that the next sync with iTunes may take longer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to léonie)
Thanks for the informaion about permissions. I have been contemplating moving the library onto an external disk and will use this information to assist. My current workaround for this is to apply the permissions to the shared folder after I do imports into Aperture. This has been working for me.
To be honest not much has changed before the functionality of Itunes an Imovie accessing Aperture was working. All I can put it down to is that i have been exporting projects to new libraries and moving to external drives and then deleting these projects from my main library. I needed to do this to free up space on my internal HD.
I will try the Ipod Photo Cache folder suggestion, but I still can't get my head around the fact that another account on the same machine works fine.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to Afcla)
So what exactly do you see when you are in the edia browser in the account that is not seeing the Aplerture library?
Are there no images at all, old images, images from a different library?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 4:30 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
If I go into an application and do a file open, I can see all my Imovie files, all my Itunes media, but for photos all i get is Iphoto option and no aperture for the account where the Aperture library is not found.
So it isnt as if there are no photos I don't even get to see Aperture as an option
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to Afcla)
The sharing of photos for some purposes can only work with one Library at a time, whether Aperture or iPhoto. This is different than with the Media Browser, where more than one library can be seen. There is a file (iPod Photo Cache) that is singular in it ability to reference a library. This controls such things as sharing to an Apple TV, or iTunes in my experience.
Your creation of different libraries is involved in what you have experienced.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to Afcla)
So in the primary user account (the one with the problems) if you open Aperture does the shared library open by default?
If not, if you double click the shared library does Aperture open?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to Afcla)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to Afcla)
Some additional information. So in Imovie when I go to the photo browser option to add photos to my movie project i dont even see an option for aperature. On the other account that is working correctly I do.
This is strange