5 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 6:59 AM by léonie
lsb Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

Hi,

 

I've just realized that my iPhone photos will import into a specific project, but they will not then show in the smart albums in the project.

 

For example, all my photos are uploaded to 2013 project.  In this project, I have a series of smart albums by date, i.e., June '13 restricted by the date feature to only show photos from that month.

 

Even though the photos are in the main project, they will not show in the smart album by date-the dates are on the photo, but for some reason, the photos don't show.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

lsb


iMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • 1. Re: iPhone Photos Don't Show In Smart Albums
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    What is your Aperture version? Is Mac OS X (10.3.x)  still correct? I thought an iMac would at least require Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger?

     

    Even though the photos are in the main project, they will not show in the smart album by date - the dates are on the photo, but for some reason, the photos don't show.

    That may have several reasons. It takes awhile for a smart album to be updated, so the images may not show immediately. And the source of the album may be set to a different project. Check, if the source of the smart album is set to "Library" and not to a single folder or album.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 12.27.24.PNG

    What kind of smart rule are you using to restricct the Date?  A "Date" rule or a Calendar" rule? A "calendar" rule is easier, because you do not have to enter the date in exact the right format.

  • 2. Re: iPhone Photos Don't Show In Smart Albums
    lsb Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Hi Leonie,

     

    Actually, I'm running OS 10.8.3, so I will update that.  And Aperture is version 3.4.4

     

    So it's been a few hours and the album still hasn't updated.

     

    The source of the album is set to Library then project 2010 (the project the photo has been placed in) and then iPhoto Library.  So I think based on what you're saying this is where the problem lies.  Is there a way to remove the third source of iPhoto library?

     

    And the smart rule is a Calendar rule.

     

    Thanks!

  • 3. Re: iPhone Photos Don't Show In Smart Albums
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    The source of the album is set to Library then project 2010 (the project the photo has been placed in) and then iPhoto Library.

    Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 15.45.36.PNG

    It is hard to tell in the screenshot, but if you click "Library", then the background will turn darker and the source will be set to "Library", even if the other options are still listed to the right of library.

  • 4. Re: iPhone Photos Don't Show In Smart Albums
    lsb Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Thanks a million-all sorted now and feel I"m finally coming to grips with the software!

  • 5. Re: iPhone Photos Don't Show In Smart Albums
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    You are welcome.

    Have fun with Aperture!