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Aperture 3.4.5 Processing Everytime...

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sataguler Calculating status...
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Jun 10, 2013 12:24 AM

I am using Aperture for 2 years and I am updating it regularly. For nearly 1 week I have a serious problem. Whenever I try to open Aperture everytime it starts "Processing..." and last this action for a long time. Nearly my application stucks. Before 1 week ago there was no such problem or action at my Aperture. What may be the problem? How can I solve the problem? In activity window it always shows generating preview. And evertime it generates the same previews.

Also I have done "Repair Permissions", "Repair Databse" and "Rebuild Database", but nothing has chnaged... the same problem, everytime "Processing.." and nearly stucks...

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to sataguler)

    Does this stop, if you launch Aperture by double-clicking the Aperture icon while holding the Shift-key down (to defer the generation of previews)? And when you try to work with a new, empty test library?


    Then you probably have imported an image or video, that Aperture cannot process. Aperture will try over and over again on each new lauch to render previews for this file. So you need to find the file that makes Aperture get stuck and remove it from the library.


    Check the files you imported into Aperture, when the problem started. One way to do it, is to launch Aperture with the Shift-key and to create previews manually (Photos < Update/Generate Preview). If this causes the spin, you have found the culprit.

    For a systematic search, see my User Tip here:

                     How to Screen an Aperture Library for Corrupted Image Files or Videos




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:34 AM (in response to sataguler)

    I looked for the corrupted files, but found none. Whatelse can I do?

    Very often it are older videos, that suddenly are causing problems.


    Try again to launch Aperture without Shift-key, and open the "Activity Window".


    When you see that Aperture is hanging, select the current task and press the "Pause Task" button. You should now be able to see the filename in the panel.

    Check this file.

    Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 11.32.17.PNG


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