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sean ross Level 1 Level 1

What is going on here? I upgraded to the new aperture 3.31, and I have been stuck "generating thumbnails"  for  5 days now. Admittedly I have a lot of photos (over 250k) but it is supposed to be a professional product, and not freeze me out of effectively using my . Is anybody else having this problem? Luckily I use Capture One for my professional photography. I have always had previews enabled, and even now, it seems as though the thumbnails are working.


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.4), macbook pro
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6

    It's most likely a bug.

     

    Have you upgraded to 3.3.1?

     

    My largest Library required 110 hours of processing time to regenerate all thumbnails and previews, after which it was missing about 25% of the images.  I am currently repairing that Library.

     

    It's a bad show by Apple, but the only alternative I see is to restore a pre-upgrade Library, and then upgrade that Library after installing 3.3.1.  I may still do that -- I'm waiting to see what the results of repairing the finally-finished-being-upgraded Library are.

  • huskyte Level 1 Level 1

    Quit the application and restart. See if the count on generating thumbnails decreases, than you might be good once the process has been completed. In my case it always starts again even after it has been finished once. Really annoying. I hope, there will be a fix soon.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    I just wanted to confirm I see exactly the same behaviour. 7000+ previews generated every time Aperture 3.3.1 launched. No matter if preview generation is ON or OFF (not in the preferences, not in the LIbrary view). *****!

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    huskyte,

    in your case it might be a case of a corrupted user preferences file, this can cause Aperture to start over and over again, because it cannot write to the file.

    Have you tried to remove the Preferences, as described in Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics, Delete the user preferences, ?

    If not, try that after quitting Aperture.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, I tried that before and just now as you suggested. No difference. Constantly, 20-30 seconds after launch Aperture begins generating 7000+ previews.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Just reporting back that uninstalling and reinstalling Aperture did NOT help! So it's Aperture 4:0 Jan

     

     

    I already tried the following:

    1) Uncheck "Generate Previews for new Projects" in Preferences

    2) Turned off "Maintain Previews for Projects" for all my projects

    3) Trashed Aperture plist file from Library

    4) Clean reinstall of Aperture

     

     

    The bloody 7000+ preview generating thing comes back EVERY time I launch Aperture!

     

     

    Heeeeeelp!

     

     

    Yes, I submitted the bug report to Apple as well.

  • huskyte Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Leonie,

    thanks for the help. This time a permission repair did the trick. Usually it doesn't help, but I am happy to report that I have restarted Aperture three times already and no reprocessing occured.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Just wanted to update - no solution yet.

     

    1. I have now deleted Aperture completely with ALL preferences and traces one can find on the OSX (In ~/Library/Preferences ~/Library/Application Support)
    2. I rebooted the iMac
    3. Ran "Repair Permissions" and "Verified Disk" - all fine no issues
    4. Installed Aperture 3.1 (that is the install dmg I have)
    5. Ran Update Software and updated to 3.3.1
    6. Opened my Aperture Library
    7. and again got 7800 previews generating
    8. I allowed it to finish, closed Aperture
    9. Launched Aperture - generating 7800 of those same previews again
    10. Closed Aperture, launched it holding Option+Command keys and set it to Rebuild the Library

     

    Nothing, I constantly get this issue of Aperture generating 7800 previews. It must be a bug.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Just a quick addition, last night I let Aperture finish the generation of the 7000+ previews. Then let it run. The iMac went to sleep mode and when I woke it up this morning, Aperture began generating the 7000+ previews again. Definitely a BUG! So not even a relaunch is necessary!

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    I just created a new Library. Then imported the old Library into it. Same behavior. When launched, generating Previews as before.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Thank's again to all who chip in. I have now done the following:

     

     

    Restarted iMac into Lion Recovery Mode and Verified and Repaired Disk - there were no issues at all.

     

     

    I then restarted the iMac and Repaired Permissions (via Disk Utility) - no issues found

     

     

    Then I copied my referenced Library to my brand new MacBook Air (less than 10 days old). When I launched it all went well, no Preview generation, no matter how many times I launched it. BUT! Since my Library is referenced I then loaded the HDD in my iMac (via Finder) where the originals (masters) reside and launched Aperture. All went well. I clicked on some photos and choose "Show in Finder ...". Finder showed the original on my iMac drive. Then I closed Aperture and as it was closing, it not only shared previews with iLife as instructed in Preferences, it also popped second pop-up "Upgrading Library ..." Then it closed.

     

     

    I relaunched Aperture and it almost instantly began generating 7300+ previews.

     

     

    Then, I ejected the HDD in my iMac via Finder on the MBA. Closing down Aperture (on MBA), it again Updated the Library. Relaunching Aperture resulted in NO preview generation.

     

     

    I did the same exercise on mu iMac (I have 256GB SSD with OSX, apps and Aperture library on it and I have 2TB HDD in it). I ejected the HDD, closing Aperture, it automatically "Updated Library". Relaunching Aperture without the HDD loaded (so Referenced Library without the originals available) resulted in no Preview generation. Rebooting iMac and having HDD load up again brought the behavior back!

     

     

    Go figure. At least I know reinstalling OSX is not necessary.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Gordito73-me wrote:

     

    Just a quick addition, last night I let Aperture finish the generation of the 7000+ previews. Then let it run. The iMac went to sleep mode and when I woke it up this morning, Aperture began generating the 7000+ previews again. Definitely a BUG! So not even a relaunch is necessary!

    After my last post I realized that the reason for the behavior above is because the HDD in my iMac goes to sleep when the iMac does, so it probably appears to Aperture as if it was being disconnected and reconnected. It appears that the bug has to do with dis/reconnecting of the originals to referenced library.

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Opening up Console on MBA shows the below, any ideas? (I filtered for Aperture in the search field of Console)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7/5/12 8:00:07.029 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:02:07.237 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:05:52.676 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:06:58.592 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:07:50.803 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

  • Gordito73-me Level 1 Level 1

    Opening up Console on iMac shows the below, any ideas? (I filtered for Aperture in the search field of Console)

     

     

    7/5/12 7:46:58.281 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:03:11.713 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:09:25.891 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:18:23.902 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:18:39.422 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:18:39.429 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:18:57.853 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:20:11.603 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier.  This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem'

    7/5/12 8:20:20.907 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:20:37.443 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:20:37.453 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

    7/5/12 8:20:55.112 PM authexec: executing /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/VacuumFilesAndFolders

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