6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2013 2:59 PM by azartguy
azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Every once in a while a RAW preview will show up corrupted using Aperture 3.4.5  (see below):

APERTURE THUMBNAILS PROBLEM.png

It "Edits in Photoshop CC" okay, and "exports" as a version and can be viewed in Preview fine, but the Aperture thumnail remains $#%#I%UTY!!

I tried the work-around of select image > Option + Photo > Generate Preview and it works with older RAW (NEF) files, but not on the newer RAW (ORF) files.

Any other tips n' tricks to work around this problem?

Brian


iPad 2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: previews corrupted
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    I tried the work-around of select image > Option + Photo > Generate Preview and it works with older RAW (NEF) files, but not on the newer RAW (ORF) files.

    Have you tried, to use "Photo > Generate Thumbnail" instead? Since it are the thumbnails that are looking corrupted and not the previews?

     

    What is your current Raw support version? The latest Digital Raw Compatibility Update 4.08 caused problems with some Nikon and Canon raws. If you have not yet updated to Digital Raw Compatibility Update 4.09, do that and try, if that will fix the problem. Download here:

    Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: previews corrupted
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leonie,

    Downloaded the update and the tried "Generate Thumbnail." No change.

    Brian

  • 3. Re: previews corrupted
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    Do you have "View >Highlight Hot and Cold Areas" turned on? That may look similar. I noticed in your screenshot, that only the lighter parts of the images appear to be red.

    Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 11.40.30MESZ.PNG

     

    When has been the last time, that you repaired your Aperture library? I'd try all the the Library First Aid options in turn, starting with "Repair Database": Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library

  • 4. Re: previews corrupted
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leoni,

     

    "hot and cold" isn't on.

     

    And thanks for the  link, but predicatzbly the repair popup screen doesn't come. Using  

    Aperture Library+Command+Option  just opens Aperture.

     

    So I guess I can now add that to the growing list of Aperture problems:

    • intermitentlay not displaying saved PSD version #
    • corrupting the preveiws or thumbnails of whatever they are
    • now I can't repair the the database.

     

    #  this is the solution from the Apple Aperrture 'expert' for that continuing problem:

    Finder > Go > Library > com.apple.Aperture.plist > trash  and then rebuild all my preferences.

    This works for a while, then it happens again and I have to repeat the process.

     

    Brian

  • 5. Re: previews corrupted
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    Aperture Library+Command+Option  just opens Aperture.

    Did you hold the buttons down firmly and long enough? 

    Try again, with first holding down both keys ⌥⌘ firmly and holding them down, while double clicking the Aperture icon (or better, directly the Aperture library that you want to repair). Don't release the ⌥⌘ keys, until the First Aid panel appears.

  • 6. Re: previews corrupted
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leoni,

    Well, holding the buttons down "long enough" worked. I was just pushing them and letting go but ... repairing the database didn't change anything.

    Brian