9 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 8:57 AM by tclk35
tclk35 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using Aperture 3.4.4.  I have about 9000 photos in the program of which 800 of them are photos containing my 2 grandkids.  All these photos have their faces detected properly by Faces.  I then created a Smart Album, containing faces of their names.  But the resultant Smart Album contains almost all of their photos.  There are a few missing however.  I have deleted the smart album and re-created it but the same problem.  I have Repaired the Library and same problem.  What else should I do?  Please help.  Thanks.

Tom


Mac OS X (10.7.5), 4 GB memory, 1TB hard drive
  • 1. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,920 points)

    Hi Tom,

     

    We need to figure out why those few Images are not being selected.

     

    • Do you have Stacks expanded?
    • Have you edited any of the Images in an external editor (or plug-in)?  This creates a new Original, which may not contain the Faces information.
    • Are you sure the Smart Album is not being filtered in a way that is excluding some Images (perhaps you have marked them as "rejected")?

     

    Here is a way to compare two containers, applied to your situation:

    - select all the Images in the Smart Album.

    - Flag them

    - Select the other container (an Album with the 800 Images of your grandchildren)

    - Filter for "Flagged" "No".

     

    Do the "missing" Images show up?

     

    --Kirby.

  • 2. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    Some things to check:

     

    • Is the source of your smart album the whole library and not a folder or project?
    • How do you search for "Faces" in the smart settings of the album? Using a "Face is" rule or a text rule?

     

    If you are using "Face is" rule, check your "Faces" stacks, if you have accidentally created two faces stacks for one of your gran dids. That may easily happen, if you assign faces from projects and not from the main "Faces" view. Then unite the Faces stacks.

     

    To check, if  the "Source" of your smart album is "Library":

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  • 3. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,920 points)

    .  "Affe".  I have a face named "Sculpture".

  • 4. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    .  "Affe".  I have a face named "Sculpture".

    I was quite impressed that Aperture's Face Recognition recognizeed the baboon's face.

    I have some nice tagged sculptures too.

    And some of the more cheeky suggestion by Aperture I named "Funny Face", for example - where does Aperture see a Face here in the bottom part of the picture?

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  • 5. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    tclk35 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Smart Album works from the entire library.

    Smart Album is based a rules, Face includes xxx.

    I have not used Stacks.  From the menu bar under Stacks, all items are dimmed except, Auto, Previous, Next-Stack.

        Thanks for your response.

        Tom

  • 6. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    tclk35 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not use Stacks.

    The photo when viewed as Photos shows all the faces with Names on them.

    The missings photos are not rejected, as far as I know.  How do you check?

    Sorry, I don't understand your last procedure about Containers.

    Thanks for your response.  Tom

  • 7. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    I have not used Stacks.  From the menu bar under Stacks, all items are dimmed except, Auto, Previous, Next-Stack.

     

    I was not referring to the regular stacks, sorry. I meant the stacked images in "Faces" view.

    Any small typo when naming faces can result in duplicate stacks of names. And if you are searching with a Face rule, the second stack may not be found.

    Check  from the main "Faces" view in the Library Inspector panel.

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    For example, two victorias. It helps to sort the faces by name to check for such errors.

  • 8. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,920 points)

    How are you determining that some Images are missing?

     

    Did you try my compare method?

  • 9. Re: Missing photos in Aperture Smart Album
    tclk35 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think my problem is just solved.

        I opened the problem photo.  Even though the names are already on the photo, I re-typed all the names again.  After I did that, the photo shows up properly in the Smart Album.

        Thanks.  Tom