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Okay, so I am not crazy then. Phew!
Could you all mention what cameras this is happening with? I noticed that with a friend's Canon 1Ds MkII, the file sizes were all kooky too.
My whole workflow is kept within Aperture. The only time it goes out to PS is for retouching and resizing. All the keywording and exposure adjustments are done from within Aperture.
I use Aperture to make a TIFF version, do some editing in PS and then send it back to Aperture, which stacks it with the original raw file.
This is all very disconcerting to me.
Anyway, I just came back from a job where I shot over 1100 images in just under 3 hours and am going to do the processing in LightRoom this one time.
OK! I have used an external editor and see distortion as you have described if I send an externally edited image back for a second time and do further cropping or resizing etc.
Asking Aperture to send an image to an external editor a second time for further work goes against the grain of my workflow. I just DO NOT mix RAW with other file formats in a single container or album, After tweaking the first time in an external editor I would use Save As and have that finished photo saved in a folder with location outside of Aperture.
When ready I would export the others that I needed to that same folder and then reimport them into iPhoto or Aperture, depending on whom my client happened to be. Not forgetting my back up system of course.
I have learned from this. Thanks for posting the problem.
Man, am I glad to find your article. I've been going nuts for the last several weeks trying to figure out what's going wrong with my photos in Aperture. I'm with you. I think this app has a serious bug.
I import all of my work directly into Aperture and then backup to vault. At the end of each work session I backup to the vault and also use SuperDuper to backup my entire set of user files. (Who says I'm paranoid?) Even with these precautions I still managed to lose more images than I care to think about.
In my work sessions I've been editing in Photoshop CS2. All too frequently in the last several weeks I've gone back to images that I've edited and found that I can't access them. I get the image offline message. Where am I supposed to go to get the image online if the master and versions are all embedded in the aperture library? I have some very pretty thumbnail previews that are useless because I can't get to the masters.
Three weeks ago was the worst week. I had a project with 1300+ images in it in which I had done extensive editing. Aperture was behaving sluggishly so I commenced a backup to my vault. The details of what happened after that have been trampled by repeated attempts to restore and reconnect master images. The final miserable outcome has been the apparent loss of many images. I've just retrieved my double secret backup drive from my safe deposit box in the hope that these files are uncorrupted. (Who says I'm paranoid?)
Looking toward a solution, it appears that the aperture library is not to be trusted. At least with referenced files, I have the option of going back to my original files to reconnect. Looks like I'm going to be exporting my surviving managed images out of the aperture library and creating referenced images. I'll wrestle with reconnects until Apple resolves this bug.
Cheers from a not-so-cheerful fellow user.
G5 Dual 2 GHz Mac OS X (10.4.9) 5 GB DDR SDRAM, vault on RocStor external