4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 8:55 PM by patH72
patH72 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

I use Aperture Web Journals heavily in my business, expxorting them to Web pages which go onto my site. I have a many of them in my Aperture Library. However, perhaps with one of the latest Aperture upgrades they are not working properly. Opening some particular Web journals will cause Aperture to crash. For others, the page will simply not render, leaving the page blank.

 

I have repaired my Aperture library but this hasn't helped at all. Has anyone else recently been having problems with their Web journals?

  • patH72 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    So I think I fixed this. I read on another topic that someone was having troubles which were traceable to the iPhoto Library. I don't use iPhoto at all, and in fact hadn't opened it since the "common library" feature was added to Aperture, and so didn't consider this. But after removing the current iPhone Library out of the Pictures folder I no longer get the crash when viewing the previously problematic Web Journals.

     

    This is kind of bizarre! What in the heck is Aperture doing that the presence of an iPhoto library has this kind of effect on the program? I was extremely skeptical of the value of the "intergration" of access to libraries from iPhoto when it was introduced a couple of updates ago, now I'm really wondering about it. It seems like they've enhanced the number of opportunities for bugs.

  • patH72 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Actually, I continue to struggle with this. Opening certain Web journals causes Aperture to crash. A bit of the crash report is shown below, which not surprisigly seems to show it crashes during the rendering of a Web page. These Web journals have several things in common--they include TIFFs stored on a networked disk as "referenced files", and the Web journals use the "Proofs" template.

     

    Since experiencing the original problem I have upgraded from an older MacBook Pro running Lion to a new MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion 10.8.1. More than doubling the available memory and having a fast CPU and the current GPU hasn't made any difference in regards to this problem, although Aperture runs much faster.

     

    I have found a potential workaround. If I select the Web journal in the Inspector, it will begin to render the Web page and the page thumbnails, and then quickly crashes. If before the crash I quickly hit the "v" key twice to show only the Browser, and not the Web page, it will not crash as it's not rendering the Web page and thumbnails. If I then select another folder, album, or other entity in the Inspector, I'm able to do other work or quit Aperture gracefully. When I launch Aperture again, I will be able to visit the previously offending Web journal, viewing the Web page and thumbnails, without a crash. This works now but I don't know if this will continue to work.

     

    But in any event Aperture should not be crashing regularly during normal use. I am fairly certain all of this crept into the program with version 3.3 and the changes to the structurre of the Aperture database. I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any ideas as to why this might be occurring.

     

    BTW, speaking of Web journals, I wish Apple would include some new templates with one of these new versions. The Web journal template list, which is pretty minimal, hasn't changed at all in the 6 years the program has been around.

     

     

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    Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

     

     

    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)

    Exception Codes: EXC_I386_GPFLT

     

     

    Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

    0   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c855e0 WebCore::RenderBlock::paintFloats(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&, bool) + 256

    1   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c85cb3 WebCore::RenderBlock::paintObject(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&) + 467

    2   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c84a3c WebCore::RenderBlock::paint(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&) + 236

    3   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c855b2 WebCore::RenderBlock::paintFloats(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&, bool) + 210

    4   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c85cb3 WebCore::RenderBlock::paintObject(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&) + 467

    5   com.apple.WebCore                       0x00007fff87c84a3c WebCore::RenderBlock::paint(WebCore::PaintInfo&, WebCore::IntPoint const&) + 236

  • Muminpappa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, but fortunately w/o the crashes. Aperture just does not render the page after working with it for a while. After restarting Aperture, I can continue working with the web journal, though.

    /Axel

  • patH72 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    For what it's worth, the Apple team has gathered information from me in an attempt to fix this one. It's not fixed yet, though.