Can you tell us more about your set up, please?
- Your processor (which Intel MBP)
- The format and size of your images (rwa &jpeg pairs?)
- Where are the master image files located, you want to render - your external or intrenal drive?
- How full is your external drive?
- What does the Activity window show, when you are editing? (Aperture Application menu -> Window -> Show Activity)
- Can it be, that Aperture is still busy with rendering Previews and scanning for Faces?
- Do you have the PhotoStream turned on?
- Any other Applications running in the background, that need much RAM, like Safari or GarageBand?
- And just to make sure you are using the Aperture built-in "Dodge" and "Burn" adjustments, not the old "Dodge & Burn" plug-in from Aperture 2, right?
Thanks a lot for coming back. Here you have supplementary details:
Processor: 2.66 Ghz, Intel Core i7
The files are at present stored in project libraries WITHIN Aperture on the internal drive
The External drive (1TB) is used by ONLY 22%
I have not a deepgoing knowledge about using the "Activity instrument", but here is what I seem to have got when activativating it while dodging and burning a chosen photo:
Pct. (max registered): 111%, threads 53, real memory: 743MB
"Faces" UNSELECTED, PHOTOSTREAM turned OFF
I have tried to close SAFARI, without remarcable effect, GARAGEBAND not installed, but "GROWL" installed
Confirm using built-in Dodge- and Burn native Aperture
Set as: New Projects automatically generate previews
Don't hessitate asking more info, if necessary for tracing the problem...
Thanks again for helping!
Anyone? Hmm, your MBP seems to be very similar to my 17" MBP, and I do not have those performance issues, maybe my graphics card is faster.
I still think Aperture might be doing some basic maintainance work after importing your images.
Please start the Activity Viewer once again from the Aperture Application Window:
Window -> Show Activity
If Aperture is doing something in the background, you should see something like this:
Is there any activity going on?
Added: if you do not see any activity that explains the sluggish behaviour, create a small sample library, and try if Aperture is as slow on a brand new test library. If that is not the case, repair or rebuild your main library, as outlined in the
Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805
Thanks again for your patience. I realized that apparently I had opened the "Activity" pogram itself, thus I could not see your above illustration, but now I found the right place as a menu point with Aperture, activated Aperture, and the proper activity window, and here is what was said, re my screen dump below. I noticed also when burning a chosen image that the small rainbow wheel kept running constantly, so that I could not have any visuable effect of my adjustments....So, I will try out your good proposal and repair/rebuild the main library. I believe to remember that it's done (the repair) by starting up Aperture by some keyboard combination, but can't remember which one, but maybe it is described in the link which you kindly sent me....file://localhost/Users/perhildebrant/Desktop/Activity%20Window%20shown.tiff