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  • dbmoore Level 1 (105 points)

    Leonie mentioned this in another post so I thought Id ask anyone having the problem.  Are you running Final Cut Express??

  • Kevin McMurtrie Level 1 (0 points)

    Unforetunately, that's just Aperture.  It crashes regularly.


    Apple has never been able to produce correct multi-threaded code so that's what I'd check first in your crash log.  There are two threads performing graphics at the same time - one drawing the GUI control you're dragging and one for rendering the image.  The thread that was drawing the GUI control crashed.   I've found that clicking points in the adjustmet sliders rather than dragging them reduces Aperature crashes.


    Adobe and Apple are competitors in this field.  My experience is that Adobe's photo software has the hideous GUI of a 25 year old mainframe application but it doesn't crash.

  • Nicojo Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Kevin,


    Thanks for the input. Indeed, I also find that clicking one time (without dragging) an adjustment slider before actually making any adjustment reduces the number of crashes.


    However, I have been in contact with the Aperture Team at Apple about my problem (I filed a bug report). They suggested that I un-tick the box for "Create new versions when making adjustments" under Advanced in the preferences. And indeed, I have hardly had any crash since then, and when I did have a crash, it was not due to making adjustments.


    Also, I have upgraded to the version 3.2.4 and have not had any crash yet.


    So for me, the un-checking that box in the preferences did the trick.


    Again, I thank everyone who has tried to help out in this thread and also a thank you goes to the Aperture Team who answered very quickly to my bug report.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,689 points)

    So for me, the un-checking that box in the preferences did the trick.



    that is really interesting:

    is it unchecking the preference "Create new versions when making adjustments" that prevents the crashes, or is it not making new versions at all - can you edit a new version without crashing?




  • Nicojo Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Léonie,


    I can't really say... I've unchecked the box and worked as usual (except without creating a new version). So, what exactly was the problem, I'm not sure.

    However, I can still create new versions by right clicking the thumbnail and selecting "New version from Master". I have not done this, so I can't say. I guess my best bet would be that when I tried to make an adjustment, it tried to do two things at the same time (as Kevin says), and that created a conflict which resulted in the crash.

    When creating a new version, and then adjusting, that conflict should not happen.

    Also, I never had a crash when adjusting an existing version.


    In any case, I haven't had a crash in 2 weeks, so I'm happy

    Best regards,


  • léonie Level 10 (90,689 points)

    Thanks Nicolas!

    In any case, I haven't had a crash in 2 weeks, so I'm happy

    Then I'll keep my thumbs crossed, that it stays that way!




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