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jayelevy Calculating status...
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May 30, 2007 9:07 PM
I have a new project (2103 images) comprised of multiple sets of albums. Each set of album is organized within a folder within the project.

Each time I open an album within the folder, Aperture begins Processing Thumbnails. The process continues until all thumbnails within the folder are processed. If I exit Aperture and come back to the folder the Thumbnails begin processing again from the beginning.

Needless to say, Aperture is running extremely slow because it is in a continuous state of thumbnail creation and then recreation.

Any ideas on why it continues to recreate the same thumbnails rather than a one time process for the project?

thanks in advance for any ideas. -- jay
MBP 17", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    May 31, 2007 4:20 AM (in response to jayelevy)
    No idea why it's recreating them if they were successfully generated and the index updated. Are you sure it's the same ones and not different ones?

    You could try a rebuild: I don't think it regenerates actual thumbnails but it should relink any to the index correctly.

    Alternatively, BACKUP the library or project, then open the library and the project using Finder "Show package contents" Then trash the thumbnail file and rebuild the Aperture library.

    Be prepared to RESTORE your backed up Library/Project if this fails.

    G.
    Powerbook 1.33G4 1Gb / Quad 2.5G5 X1900 4.5Gb 2x500Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), When my Windows pc grows up, it wants to be a doorstop
  • Philip Hodey Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 31, 2007 5:09 AM (in response to jayelevy)
    have you moved the library recently? I had exactly the same problem and i discovered the permissions on the thumbnails within the library itself were set to read-only, as such it needed to recreate every time aperture was opened.

    you can fix this in the command line with a chown -R if it is the case
    Powerbook G4, Powermac G5, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    Jun 2, 2007 12:13 PM (in response to jayelevy)
    Sounds like Aperture is attempting to build the thumbnails but, for whatever reason, fails to write them to the folder.

    For a rebuild ....

    Quit Aperture.

    Hold down <Option> and <Apple> keys and launch Aperture.

    Keep holding the keys down until you get the splash screen: this will say "Rebuid now" or "Rebuild Later." Choose "Rebuild Now"

    Aperture will now rebuild all the index files.

    My hesitancy is this. I always believed Thumbnails were built on import, so I'm not sure if Rebuild will fix the issue. However it might fix an indexing problem that then allows the processing engine to write the thumbs away correctly. Worth a try.
    Powerbook 1.33G4 1Gb / Quad 2.5G5 X1900 4.5Gb 2x500Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), When my Windows pc grows up, it wants to be a doorstop
  • Darren 2007 Calculating status...
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    Jun 3, 2007 1:08 AM (in response to jayelevy)
    I have been experiencing the same pain with around 20,000 images. It has been grinding my new MacBook Pro to a slug pace.

    I suspect you moved your aperture file to /Users/Shared or something like that. Even if you did not, it may be the same problem (as previously mentioned in this thread). You may not have enough security rights (permissions) to save the thumbnails. The following commands should do the trick, just change "myusernameA" and "myusernameB" to users on your own Mac.

    sudo fsaclctl -p / -e

    sudo chmod -R +a "myusernameA allow delete,chown,list,search,addfile,add_subdirectory,delete_child,file_inherit,directoryinherit" /Users/Shared/"

    sudo chmod -R +a "myusernameB allow delete,chown,list,search,addfile,add_subdirectory,delete_child,file_inherit,directoryinherit" /Users/Shared/"


    So far this has stopped the constaint thumbnail rebuilding for me.
    MacBook Pro
  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    Jun 10, 2007 5:31 AM (in response to jayelevy)
    I guess blunt instruments are not an option?

    If you can get to them, I suggest Apple development. See if Applecare can run through whatever they need to so that you can get to Level 3 support.

    G.
    Powerbook 1.33G4 1Gb / Quad 2.5G5 X1900 4.5Gb 2x500Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), When my Windows pc grows up, it wants to be a doorstop
  • Steve Weller Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Jun 10, 2007 6:04 AM (in response to David G Chapman)
    I helped Jay with this problem and was able to narrow things down a litte. I'm pretty sure it is a permissions problem. The user/group names were not what I would expect, and the file permissions were inconsistent (but not unusably incorrect). However when I attemped to to correct the permissions with chmod -R 755, this failed because Jay did not have appropriate permissions. I didn't get as far as looking at the ACL, but that would have been the next step.
    iMac 24" Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Aperture articles > http://www.bagelturf.com/
  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    Jun 10, 2007 6:21 AM (in response to Steve Weller)
    YOU DA MAN!

    If he was in as Sudo and chmod didn't work, that is very odd. I assume he's set up as an administrator.

    G.
    Powerbook 1.33G4 1Gb / Quad 2.5G5 X1900 4.5Gb 2x500Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), When my Windows pc grows up, it wants to be a doorstop
  • David G Chapman Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    Jun 24, 2007 5:44 AM (in response to jayelevy)
    Glad you got there but it still a mystery. Thanks for the updates.
    Powerbook 1.33G4 1Gb / Quad 2.5G5 X1900 4.5Gb 2x500Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), When my Windows pc grows up, it wants to be a doorstop
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