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5403 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2008 7:43 PM by Kerry M
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2007 4:57 PM (in response to palessi)My workflow also quit working with Leopard. And I also sent feedback to Apple. I was using a workflow to export metadata to a text file. I can use the export metadata function of Aperture in a pinch, but I'd rather not have to fix up the individual files long term.
I was just looking into applescript as a workaround. I don't see a metadata export function supported at first glance. And of course with Applescript, there's never much in the way of documentation. I also don't know yet whether the Applescript will even work.
At least I'm not alone with this problem.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2008 11:44 PM (in response to Aaron Perry-Zucker)The automator actions are missing in Leopard for some reason, leading to the Null value problem. The actions are all located in the Automator installer. If you open the package, you can find the actions and copy them all to /Library/Automator. Most things then work, although I still have a problem with 'Choose Album' and with the naming profiles.MacBook C2D 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2GB/120
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2008 2:58 AM (in response to Kerry M)What has happened is that the Aperture Automator actions have been removed from /System/Library/Automator on installing Leopard (probably with Archive and Install).
I've been having this same issue and couldn't for the life of me figure out what was wrong.
The hint provided by the previous poster put me on the right track.
The Aperture Automator actions are located in the the Aperture application.
Steps to take for repairing the situation:
1. Open a Finder window and navigate to /System/Library/Automator
2. Open a second Finder window and navigate to /Applications/Aperture
3. Execute a Show package Contents of Aperture (you should get a third Finder window).
4. Now navigate to Contents/Library/Automator
5. Select everything (.definition and .action) in that folder
6. Copy with option drag to the folder in the window created in step 1.
You will be asked for the administrator password.
7. Close superfluous windows.
8. Start Automator and enjoy.
In short: copy the contents of /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Library/Automator to
I've done this and no longer get the NS Null error messages. I can now access the actions and will see if they actually work some time in the next few days.
Cause: Apple Leopard Installer.
Remedy: Apple should have warned beforehand that something like this would happen and should have provided the solution.
BerendiMac 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 20", Mac OS X (10.5.1), 3Gb
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2008 1:03 PM (in response to bhh48)Thanks for that relatively easy and painless fix to this problem that has been going on for months. Apple's silence on this one has been very frustrating. Makes me think their feedback form is tied straight to a spam filter.Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2008 7:43 PM (in response to bhh48)Thank you very much! This worked for me. I have a multistep import action that adds boilerplate text in various metadata fields, names the files sequentially, moves them to a different hard drive, and imports them by reference. It's now working perfectly! Thank you!MacBook Pro, 2.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)