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Aperture 3.4.5 displays only a portion of some photos

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Jun 12, 2013 9:37 PM

Since I updated to Aperture 3.4.5, I see only a portion of some photos after I double click them in the library in Aperture.  The same partial view now shows up in iPhoto as well.  For a nanosecond, I see the full image as it is enlarging, but when it opens the image fully, it shows only a corner. It is possible that these are only photos that I edited in a  previous version of iPhoto, before I was using Aperture.


Anyone else seen this?  Any solutions?  Thanks!

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)

    Two things to try:

    - Reboot

    - Delete your user preferences for Aperture.  Details are on this Apple support page.


    Deleting user prefs often helps clear UI issues.


    Can you determine what is different about the Images that are affected?


    Let us know how it goes.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)

    Have you tried to rebuild the thumbnails in Aperture?


    From Aperture's main menu bar:

         Photos > Generate Thumbnails






  • Thomas Emmerich Calculating status...

    I sometimes get the same thing with old photos that were originally edited with an older version of iPhoto. The only fix I've found is to duplicate the version in Aperture. The duplicated image works fine. I then usually delete the problematic image.


    In the past, iPhoto used destructive editing. Everytime you edited an image, it reopened the edited JPEG file and resaved a new JPEG over it. Now it saves the edits in a database like Aperture does and create a preview image of those edits. Photos edited the old way (sometimes?) can't be edited in Aperture unless you create a new version. I'm not sure what this does. Does it just make the edited iPhoto image a new original? Or does it actually go back the the first original with no edits on it?


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