8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2012 8:28 AM by websterrobert
websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

I upgraded Aperture to 3.3 and now my Tpaz plugins won't save altered images. The problem appears to be an incompatibility with Topaz Fusion Express which provides the plugin interface. I have posted the issue with Topaz tech support as well. Any ideas?


MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by websterrobert on Jul 7, 2012 8:28 AM Solved

Ok, just to wrap this up - I uninstalled Aperture 3.2.4 as well as every trace of the Topaz plug-ins I could find. I then reinstalled Aperture 3.3.1, updated the Aperture library as required by Aperture 3.3.1, and then redownloaded and reinstalled Topaz Fusion Express and Topaz B&W Effects. The problem remained the same as before. I rebooted the Mac and lo and behold the Fusion Express and B&W Effects combo now worked. So I redownloaded and reinstalled Lens Effects. The problem reappeared with Lens Effects. Again I rebooted and the problem went away. I have no clue why my configuration required the reboots after installs - there is nothing I can find with regard to any of the apps that says a reboot is necessary to make things work (and of course I never had to do that before Aperture 3.3). However I am happy that everything is now working.

Reply by Kirby Krieger on Jun 14, 2012 5:12 PM Helpful

From ApertureExpert

32-bit support dropped

Yep, Aperture 3.3 drops 32-bit support so any old 32-bit plugins will no longer work. But to be fair, Aperture went 64-bit with 3.0 two years ago, and Lion is 64-bit with 32-bit support, but Mountain Lion will be 64-bit only. It’s time to move on. If your favorite plugin still hasn’t been updated, then I think it’s safe to say it won’t be. They’ve had time.

That's where I saw it.

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  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6

    As of 3.3 Aperture no longer supports 32-bit plug-ins (iirc).  See what Topaz says.

  • websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

    Can you point me to where this might be mentioned on the Apple site? I haven't been able to find anything on that change.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Bob

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6

    From ApertureExpert

    32-bit support dropped

    Yep, Aperture 3.3 drops 32-bit support so any old 32-bit plugins will no longer work. But to be fair, Aperture went 64-bit with 3.0 two years ago, and Lion is 64-bit with 32-bit support, but Mountain Lion will be 64-bit only. It’s time to move on. If your favorite plugin still hasn’t been updated, then I think it’s safe to say it won’t be. They’ve had time.

    That's where I saw it.

  • websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

    OK, a further update. The TIFF image actually ends up in the Aperture managed library files, properly altered and saved. But for some reason the plug-in thinks it can't write to the library and dumps the copy of the unmodified TIFF in the trash. And I can't see the TIFF via Aperture although it is in the library. Again this is all new since Aperture was updated to 3.3. Might this have something to do with the change in library formats that 3.3 introduced?

     

    Bob

  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4

    Do you have the latest Topaz plug-ins and Fusion Express. They were all updated to 64bit compatibility more than a year ago.

  • websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

    I did have the latest versions, although to be sure I deleted all of them and reinstalled new downloaded versions - no change in outcome.

  • websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

    For the moment I have admitted defeat and gone back to 3.2.4 from a Time Machine backup - the plug-ins are working again. Having deleted and reinstalled Aperture 3.3 and all of the plug-ins first failed to provide a working outcome. I'll keep digging.

  • websterrobert Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, just to wrap this up - I uninstalled Aperture 3.2.4 as well as every trace of the Topaz plug-ins I could find. I then reinstalled Aperture 3.3.1, updated the Aperture library as required by Aperture 3.3.1, and then redownloaded and reinstalled Topaz Fusion Express and Topaz B&W Effects. The problem remained the same as before. I rebooted the Mac and lo and behold the Fusion Express and B&W Effects combo now worked. So I redownloaded and reinstalled Lens Effects. The problem reappeared with Lens Effects. Again I rebooted and the problem went away. I have no clue why my configuration required the reboots after installs - there is nothing I can find with regard to any of the apps that says a reboot is necessary to make things work (and of course I never had to do that before Aperture 3.3). However I am happy that everything is now working.