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Photo stream will not work in Aperture

1549 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2013 1:13 AM by QuickSander RSS
Tim J Watt Calculating status...
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Nov 1, 2012 6:12 AM

I have photo stream and sharing set up on iCloud and when signed in Aperture keeps asking me to sign in when I check the box to set up Photos stream.


There is an obvious logic error as the message to sign in on iCloud will not go away even though I am signed in and it is impossbile to do anythign else... or get that message to go away (other than cancelling it).


What a joke iCloud is anyway but in Aperture it's totally non-functional for me...


I'm updated the the vey latest verison of Aperture 4.

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Tim J Watt)

    For some posters it helped to

    • reboot
    • log into a new user account and to sign into iCloud from this account
    • and to enable Photo Stream in Aperture from this account. Import some images, then sign out of Photo stream again and log off.
    • Log into your regular account, and try if you now can enable Photo Stream in Aperture.






    Added: Just in case the above does not help: Your Photo Stream is stored in your User Library:


    ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/


    Check, if the permissions for your user Library need repairing, and set them to give you Read+Write access, if necessary.


    If all fails, copy any images you find in this folder to a backup folder to save the image files and delete the folder.

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Tim J Watt)

    Then remove your user preferences, as described here:


    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics


    and also check: iCloud: Photo Stream troubleshooting


    Just to be sure;

    I have photo stream and sharing set up on iCloud

    You have enabled iCloud in the "System Preferences" and clicked the "Options" button beside "Photo Strea" to enable "My Photo Stream"and also "Shared Photo Stream", right?

  • shuttersp33d Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Tim J Watt)

    You should see if the new update, 3.4.2, makes a difference as it looks like it has a bunch of Photo Stream fixes in there.

  • QuickSander Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 1, 2013 1:13 AM (in response to léonie)

    Removing the assets folder helped in my case in which Aperture did log into iCloud succesfully, but did not update / dowload photos from iCloud.


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