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I just want to say goodbye to the great contributors here.

508 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2013 8:28 AM by DLScreative RSS
DLScreative Level 4 Level 4 (1,595 points)
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May 9, 2013 6:44 PM

I will not be adding any new images to Aperture for reasons that I am not allowed to disclose.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.2GHz quad i7/8GB RAM/1GB VRAM
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)

    Farewell.  Srsly.



    I'd be happy to work with anyone with your skills and outlook on any project.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)

    I can't remember what version of A3 I'm on- and i can't find out

    Why not? Locate the Aperture app in the finder and do a Get Info on it. The version is there.

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    Not sure if this will help or not.


    Inside the Aperture library package in the 'Database' folder there may be a preference file named:




    There are three publishing account lines by default shown in the following text:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">

    <plist version="1.0">














    I would suggest removing the text I have made bold and removing any space left over between lines > and then save the file (copy out the file to desktop first if you like). I just tried this on my machine and it doesn't create a problem on relaunch and the file remains as edited after relaunch.


    Note - not having ever published to my MobileMe account, I don't know if this is the file read on first launch, but I do know that MobileMe was removed from Web > Add Account list in Aperture sometime after MobileMe was discontinued.


    Good luck on your job, man.

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    I noticed that too when I was still on Lion.


    I assume it had something to do with the transition period to iCloud and still allowing MobileMe subscribers to use the MobileMe functions that were not part of the new iCloud scheme (e.g., photo gallery and iWeb publishing).


    It may be that you will need to log into iCloud with your MobileMe info to allow Aperture to do it's thing (assuming Apple made the code work seamlessly to handle the message you are seeing - although that may be a stretch).

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    Thanks for your help, but I really shouldn't have to go under the hood to solve a problem that should have never existed.

    I absolutely agree with you on this one. The main reason I moved to Mac was the 'It just works' idea and the notion that as technology gets more advanced, it should be easier to use (a notion that I think Steve Jobs coined).


    I already know how to hack files due to working in the Windows environment for so many years, I also feel a reluctance to do that on the Mac platform. Who knows what the future will really bring?


    Whatever you decide, I hope you are successful with what you enjoy and you are certainly welcome for any help I can provide. After all, helping another person is - in my book - what life gives us an opportunity to choose to do.


    I hope your images turn out great whatever you end up using to get them there.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)

    I hope this is not a goodbye forever, DLS. I am sorry to see you go; all the best to you on your way!



    But do you still see the panel? If you do not want to patch property list files, you could try this first:


    • Quit Aperture - force quit if necessary,
    • Disconnect the internet (Wi-fi, Ethernet, whatever you have), before you launch Aperture again.
    • Now the panel should no longer appear - if it does, press the "Learn more" button, not o.k.
    • Then use the "File > Web Accounts > Manage Web Accounts" menu entry from Aperture's main menu bar and remove "MobileMe" from the list of accounts in the accounts pane by pressing "-".


    Good luck



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