8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 11:54 AM by ValleyForge
ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

Hi -

Working on Mountain Lion & the newest Aperture on a MacBook Pro retina  -- I am trying to cancel an Export: I get a "Cancelling" message, but hours go by and nothing happens. This seems to impact all Exports, rendering the application virtually useless to me -- can't export, send emails, nothing.

 

Does anyone have any ideas?

 

THanks,

VF

Reply by léonie on Oct 1, 2012 8:15 AM Helpful

That is typically the case, when one image in the Library is corrupted and Aperture cannot render the version from the master image file.

If a single image is the culprit, you should be able to export a test image. Import an image for testing, that you have checked in Preview. Try to export that singel image. Does it work?

 

If you can export new images, try to find the corrupted image or video.

 

Launch Aperture with the Shift-key held down to prevent it from trying to render previews and stalling. Then try to manually render  previews for small groups of images from your most recent import.

 

To manually render previews select the images in the browser and use the command "Photos > Update Preview/Generate Preview" from the main menu bar.

 

Aperture will stall again, when your current selection contains a currupted image original or version.

 

Léonie

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

    You might check, if you have an incompatible image export plug-in installed -

    To use a plug-in with the latest Aperture release, it needs to be sand-boxed and 64-bit compatible. Try to upgrade your plug-ins to compatible versions, if possible, see:

     

    Aperture 3.4 and later: Some third-party plug-ins are no longer compatible

     

    Also you might try to remove your image export presets and other presets used on export from your user library (after quitting Aperture)

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Export Presets.plist

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Raw Decode Presets.plist

     

    What is your Aperture version, and Mt. Lion version? Did you install Aperture 3.4 or 3.4.1? The Aperture 3.4 installer had a bug, and if you used that installer, it might be adivisable to reinstall Aperture, if the above measures do not fix the issue:

     

    See: Aperture 3.4: May quit unexpectedly on launch after updating

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

    Just a little extra information: it is hanging on "Generating preview for <FILENAME> (188 Remaining). Does that helo?

  • ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

    No, I'm using 3.41 - and I don't think I've got any plugins installed. I'll have to try your suggestion with the presents. Thanks!

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

    That is typically the case, when one image in the Library is corrupted and Aperture cannot render the version from the master image file.

    If a single image is the culprit, you should be able to export a test image. Import an image for testing, that you have checked in Preview. Try to export that singel image. Does it work?

     

    If you can export new images, try to find the corrupted image or video.

     

    Launch Aperture with the Shift-key held down to prevent it from trying to render previews and stalling. Then try to manually render  previews for small groups of images from your most recent import.

     

    To manually render previews select the images in the browser and use the command "Photos > Update Preview/Generate Preview" from the main menu bar.

     

    Aperture will stall again, when your current selection contains a currupted image original or version.

     

    Léonie

  • ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

    THanks, Leonie. I'll give it a try.

  • ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

    Found the problem image & deleted it -- but Aperture is still trying to cancel "Generating Preview for <FILENAME>"

     

    Odd...

    THoughts?

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

    Found the problem image & deleted it -

    What kind of image? Raw, jpeg?

    Can it be that you have more than one corrupted image?

  • ValleyForge Level 1 Level 1

    It was a jpg.