5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2012 2:46 AM by peter_watt
Daniel Sabourin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been using Aperture daily since 2006. I consider myself an experienced user. I am using Aperture version 3.3.1 with Photoshop CS6 as my external editor.

 

I am set up so that Aperture will create full size previews with compression 10. Normally, If I drag a preview to the desktop or into a Pages (iWork) document, it drags the preview, not the original document. It has always been like that.

 

I just noticed that now, if I drag a preview for an image that has been modified in Photoshop, it doesn't drag the preview. It drags the original PSD or TIFF. If I drag from a RAW file, it is, as expected, the preview that is being dragged.

 

Is this a new behaviour from version 3.3? Is there a preference somewhere that I could set so that the preview will be dragged, not the original document?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 16 Gigs RAM
  • 1. Re: Strange Preview Behaviour
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,350 points)

    I just tried this... took a RAW file, edited it in Photoshop, saved it (command-S), went back to Aperture, and dragged the picture from the main viewer to the desktop.  I got a JPEG on the desktop in 2560x1707 size which is the size of my previews.  So no it's working fo rme.

     

    It should be the preview that's dragged and I don't believe there's a setting... unsure why you're seeing that behavior.

  • 2. Re: Strange Preview Behaviour
    Daniel Sabourin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks William.

     

    I found something. My library is managed. If I reference my documents and then drag the preview, it works. If I then manage again the documents, it now works also. Odd. Seems like a version 3.3.1 bug.

  • 3. Re: Strange Preview Behaviour
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    I've seen something like this with JPEGs. I have my previews set to not exceed 1920x1920, yet if I import a 10 megapixel JPEG and drag it back out of Aperture, it exports at the original resolution. I don't see a preview in the library until I make some sort of adjustment.

     

    Maybe this is some sort of feature that was added to save space?

  • 4. Re: Strange Preview Behaviour
    peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    There is something strange about 3.3 and previews. My Aperture does not generate previews for any jpeg image unless it has a version due to editing. Furthermore those same images (99% of my library) produces full size previews in the vault preview folder thus doubling the vault size.  I reported both these to Apple and the forum asking for someone to look at the package contents of their library to see if those images indeed have actual previews saved in the folder. As my mac my Aperture and my library are brand new I can't see how I am alone.

    Either there's a bug in 3.3.1, or 10 megpixel jpeg is now considered below the threshold for saving hard previews whatever the preview settings.

  • 5. Re: Strange Preview Behaviour
    peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    peter_watt wrote:

     

    There is something strange about 3.3 and previews. My Aperture does not generate previews for any jpeg image unless it has a version due to editing. Furthermore those same images (99% of my library) produces full size previews in the vault preview folder thus doubling the vault size.  I reported both these to Apple and the forum asking for someone to look at the package contents of their library to see if those images indeed have actual previews saved in the folder. As my mac my Aperture and my library are brand new I can't see how I am alone.

    Either there's a bug in 3.3.1, or 10 megpixel jpeg is now considered below the threshold for saving hard previews whatever the preview settings.

    I should have added my library is managed. Also people report different behaviour for portrait previews. Rotation is of course a version generating edit, so my rotated portrait jpegs have a preview sized to the preview settings whereas landscape jpegs from the same shoot do not have any preview saved.