Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to Grizzle6)Have you done of the the troubleshooting steps outlined in the post you referenced?iMac Intel 3.06 GHz 8GB Mem; Macbook5.1 2.4ghz 4GB Mem, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Aperture 3.1.1
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Grizzle6)Has your image been flattened before saving?2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac 4 GB Ram, 24in Screen: 15in MacBook Pro 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3G 18 GB: iPad WiFi 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to Jim Calderwood)I have exported the files and tried opening them in several applications and it is still a corrupted file, meaning the issue is with Aperture (I assume).
Jim--I need to save these images as layered files. Flattening them would kill my ability to adjust the image (and/or specific layers) in the future if/when needed. So flattening the files is not the answer--I need to figure out where the bug is in Aperture.
Thank you both for your replies.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to Grizzle6)This has come up a ton in the recent past. Doing a search on +layered files+ brings up a number of possibly relevant hits. This one [Aperture 3 and Photoshop workflow|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=13177423�] discusses the problems and limitations of Aperture and layered files.Might be of help.iMac Intel 3.06 GHz 8GB Mem; Macbook5.1 2.4ghz 4GB Mem, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Aperture 3.1.1
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)Thanks for your help Frank. I'll check it out.IMAC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to Grizzle6)First of all, Aperture does not save files. It may not properly display the file that CS5 saved, but it didn't save it.
When you say you've exported the files and they appear corrupt, do you mean export version or export master. The later will export exactly what CS5 saved.
If you have extra channels- other than R, G, B and the RGB composite channel- in Photoshop including saved selections (but not including layer masks which only appear in the Channels Panel when the layer is active) it will not display properly in Aperture.
This goes back to version 1.0. If you need to save a channel, save it as a disabled layer mask. You can easily test to see if this is the problem: Open two images in Photoshop and save a channel in one of them but not the other. See how Aperture handles them.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 7:13 PM (in response to Grizzle6)Adam
Is there a reason for using tif files over psd's? I would give the psd files a shot as they handle layers, masks and the like much better than tiff's.
Let us know how you go.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 7:18 PM (in response to Tony Gay)
I would give the psd files a shot
Agree. It is certainly worth running a parallel experiment on TIFF and PSD for the same image and see if one performs well.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 4 G / 500 G internal / 4 TB external / NEC 2490 / ColorMunki Photo / Sony a850
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to Grizzle6)
...and watch out for these files in staorage- a mac will display the thumbnail for the tiff as the whole file image, but the contents will be whatever the mask was showing- I'm running CS6, and I just ordered a large scale print online- using the recommended tiff file.....you can imagine what has just arrived.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Grizzle6)
When using Layerers with masks place those layers in a folder above the original image in the layers panel of PS. It helps to then check Chanels for saved masked and delete them it you are wanting to go back to AP No extra channels other than RGB can be there for AP