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  • ZX Workshop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    while my A3 is still downloading... I uninstalled my LR3. now i start to regretting after reading all these comments.

  • Jarod62 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Same problem here!!

    The problem occurs during face recognition. Now I have disabled "Faces" from Aperture Preferences and it seems to work fine.

    Hoping this problem will fixed soon...
  • lukelucas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the joys of a three-month old include getting up at 4.30am, allowing me to check on my reattempted library upgrade! hooray!

    actually, this time, all went well. remember, i unchecked the box at very beginning of the A2 -> A3 library migration that allowed for all my older images to work as A3 masters. if you haven't read through the manual yet (i haven't, i just searched this out), apparently the only reason you need to upgrade your library to A3 spec is if you actually plan on going back and editing your older photos with the new A3 tools (like the fancy brushes and such). otherwise, you don't HAVE to upgrade/update your entire library at once. if you come across an old project (or individual image) that you'd like to play with again, you can absolutely "reprocess" that image or project for use with the full set of A3 tools.

    all that said: i don't personally feel this should be case. i feel that it should just work from the get go and i shouldn't have to work around or not process my older images for A3 just because it makes my whole computer unstable. but this is the solution i have for now.
  • Jameskyndt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same thing happened here today, although mine was a fresh install and import from iphoto 9 (after yesterday's update).

    Crashed twice and the culprit seems to be faces. On third attemt all was imported but some "faces" no longer appear. It's like A3 recognises there's a face but then does not show it in the thumbnail
  • lukelucas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i don't think this has anything to do with Faces, honestly (not my particular problem, at least). i turned off that feature from the get go, knowing i wouldn't get much use out of it.
  • mctheriot Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Don't sweat it, there's a lot going on in the background once your loaded and/or database converted. Not just "face recognition" but also "processing" (I think it's updating raw conversions with the latest and greatest.

    Slow, beachballs, delays last night it was horrible. I let it run overnight and just checked - no activity, whatever it was doing is done. Everything is crisp and very zippy now!! I feel so much better now!

    Oh, and my database was 260 gig.

  • lukelucas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    oh wow. good to hear its working out for you now! i'm still gonna walk on eggshells for the time being and just update photos/projects as needed. i won't mark this question as answered yet, though, as frankly, i don't think its been answered yet. hopefully we'll get a definitive answer soon.
  • cwog Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Pre reqs to converting to Ap 3 are discussed in

    I think a lot of queries are answered on the above web page
  • CanadianJeepGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The funny thing is, that even though turning off "Faces" and Geo Tagging give you the illusion that it is working better, it's still atrociously slow. I ran a test on my Mac Pro last night, Aperture 2 vs Aperture 3, and my Aperture 2 ran circles around A3. I mean, why is it that when I do a brush stroke, it takes a few seconds before it actually catches up with what I just did on the screen? Why is it that processing images which I imported takes twice as long as it did on A2? Why is it that when I zoom to 100% I can almost watch the 3 passes it takes before the photo is loaded?

    Even though there are some performance issues with A2, it sure as **** beats A3! There is no good God **** reason that this software should have been delivered to the customer without "proper" testing. If they had done some "real world" testing, then they would have found out about this right from the get go. That's the problem with their secrecy, no beta testers to report problems out in the field.

    I've tried Lightroom, I've tried Nik Capture NX 2, and to be honest I like Aperture the best. However, this latest snafu is just embarrassing. Unless Apple gets their proverbial **** together, I may have to consider moving to Lightroom as a result. I sure hope they make a public statement or an update to fix this in the next few days, because otherwise the contemplations may become reality.

    I have been nothing short of happy as **** with my Apple products over the years, but this is the first time that I can honestly say that I am utterly disappointed in Apple for putting out a products that clearly has issues, and major ones at that.
  • bm2010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I spent the day exporting A2 projects and importing them into A3 after issues with the A2 library. Now everything appears to be working well.
  • CanadianJeepGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The problem is that we shouldn't "have" to do this to make it work. ****, I imported some NEF's straight into my trial library and still had performance issues. It should be a seamless, straightforward thing to upgrade your library. I don't recall having these issues when upgrading from 1.5 to 2.
  • Scott B Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I installed the Aperture 3 Trial and have had issues with performance as well. The brushes are almost unusable at times. They aren't smooth to brush adjustments. I often have to wait for the adjustment to catch up after a brush stroke. I also have experienced video driver issues where the photo turns green or magenta and has lines through it. Even changing things like exposure, contrast, etc are slow. I change the slider and wait for the change to occur in the image. The image also tends to go very low res for a second or so until the change is applied. The picture looks kind of blurry at that point. I am currently testing the Lightroom 3 Beta and have found it's performance to be superior to both Aperture 2 and 3. The adjustment brushes in Lr3 work flawlessly. It's unfortunate because I feel Aperture is a more useful tool and I really want to love it, but with Lightroom 3's performance and better integration with Photoshop I am thinking I will end up buying Lightroom when it is released.
  • lukelucas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    agreed, completely.

    in other news, here's my activity monitor whilst A3 is running. uggggh.
  • thebigother Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    my cpu % is at 185 +/- when doing any little edit in Aperture! 185%! And real memory is at 2gb... A crop in Aperture 3 takes 185% or CPU and 2gb of real memory. Wow. Not impressive.

    But then, and I hate to say it, perhaps Apple is hoping that we'll all just purchase a new 8 Core Mac Pro with 16gb of ram... That would solve it, wouldn't it.
  • lukelucas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ha. i thought about that, but i'm choosing to ignore it for now because it just ****** me off that much.
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