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kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)


I recently bought Aperture off the net after giving up on iPhoto - it kept hanging despite rebuilding and totally reinstalling.  Now my Aperture is also crashing a lot - eek!


But my main question is this -- why does my Aperture look totally different to the one in the manual?  I cannot find the smart albums that they say are already created.  I do not have a tab on the side that says Projects and Albums -- -I have two separate ones for each of these lables.  So when the manual says open the disclosure triangle  on "Projects & Albums"  - what do I do?  I tried both and I do not have the "Library Albums" with the preset smart albums in them.


What to do?  Someone please help me - will be sooooooooooooo grateful.



MacBook Pro
  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)


    Can you post a screenshot of your Aperture application window, please? Then it will be easier to see, what is different with your window.


    When is Aperture crashing? More details please. The first 50 -60 lines of the crashlog might help.




  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    Vielen Dank....


    Here is a picture of my side bar - as you can see - there is not much (I have heaps of projects but have hidden them for this view)


    where do  I find the crash lob?



    Kaperture pic.jpg

  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    Your Library looks o.k. The "Library" section and "Recent" section are identical to my library, "Projects" and "Albums" are there, "Web Projects", "Books", "Light Tables", "Slideshows" sections  will only appear, when you create the first of these library items without a project or folder selected. Otherwise they will be created within the scope of the folder or projects.



    To find a crash log, wait till a crash happens, then you will see it in the error panel, or launch the Console application. In the sidebar of the Console you can access "User Diagnostic Reports". These will list all crash logs.





  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - surprisingly it has not crashed these past few days. 

    Your post makes sense BUT  I still cannot locate the smart albums that are supposed to already be there - the preset ones.   This is what it says in the manual and I cannot find them 

    Aperture comes with a selection of predefined Smart Albums set up in the library. For example, there are Smart Albums that gather all your select images, all images taken in the last week, and all images taken in the last month. When you click the Library Albums disclosure triangle, you see the list of Smart Albums created for you. Select a Smart Album to see its contents in the Browser.




  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    I can confirm the behaviour kazjaz is seeing.


    I just created a new empty library in 3.4.2 and the Library Albums folder is not created in the Album section. In fact until I create an album in the new library the Album section is not there at all.


    Looks like a bug in 3.4.2.

  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    I just found out the preset albums are not in 3.4.2.  oh dear... also my aperture is now crashing all the time.  Does not matter what I do.  Here is one of the crashlogs..


  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    Your crashlog does not show the most important part:  the error message before the text "application specific information".


    Just paste the first 50 lines of the crashlog into your post.

  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)



  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    Just cut and paste the text into message window - not a screenshot. A screenshot is hard to read, and the error message is still missing. we need the first lines of the error log.

  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    oops - I will have to wait for the next crash because I did not save the crash log.

  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    Mac OS saves the crash logs for you. You can access all logs using the "Console" application (it is in the Utilites folder in the Applications folder). The side bar of the Console window gives you access to all kins of log files and crash reports.

  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    Process:         Aperture [255]

    Path:            /Applications/


    Version:         3.4.1 (3.4.1)

    Build Info:      Aperture-301039000000000~2

    App Item ID:     408981426

    App External ID: 11130653

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [109]



    Date/Time:       2012-11-16 15:38:38.582 -0500

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63b)

    Report Version:  9



    Crashed Thread:  17  Dispatch queue: XTTJobController




    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000



    Application Specific Information:

    objc[255]: garbage collection is OFF

    XPC API Misuse: Resurrection of freed object.



    Thread 0:: Dispatch queue:

    0   libsystem_kernel.dylib                  0x00007fff8ed8367a mach_msg_trap + 10

    1   libsystem_kernel.dylib                  0x00007fff8ed82d71 mach_msg + 73

    2                  0x00007fff8b03a972 _CGSSynchronizeWindowBackingStore + 148

    3                  0x00007fff8affdd81 _CGSLockWindow + 5357

    4                  0x00007fff8affc58b CGSDeviceLock + 307

    5   libRIP.A.dylib                          0x00007fff95ef7120 ripd_Lock + 46

    6   libRIP.A.dylib                          0x00007fff95ef6ba5 ripl_BltShape + 498

    7   libRIP.A.dylib                          0x00007fff95ef432b ripc_Render + 362

    8   libRIP.A.dylib                          0x00007fff95ef0c02 ripc_DrawRects + 660

    9                  0x00007fff8affaa13 CGContextFillRects + 135

    10                        0x00007fff93ea1dff NSRectFill + 227

    11                        0x00007fff93ea17fb -[NSScroller drawRect:] + 282

    12                        0x00007fff93e36c91 -[NSSurface displayIfNeeded] + 263

    13                        0x00007fff93e354d6 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 217

    14                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    15                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    16                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    17                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    18                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    19                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    20                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    21                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    22                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    23                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    24                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    25                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    26                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    27                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    28                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    29                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    30                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    31                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    32                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    33                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    34                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    35                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    36                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    37                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    38                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    39                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    40                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    41                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    42                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    43                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    44                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    45                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    46                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    47                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    48                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    49                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] + 437

    50                        0x00007fff93e1d414 __NSViewRecursionHelper + 25

    51                0x00007fff8bf28cb4 CFArrayApplyFunction + 68

    52                        0x00007fff93e355b2 -[NSView _recursiveSyncAndDisplayViewBackingSurfacesIfNeeded:] +

  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    That crash log says you are still running Aperture 3.4.1 - I thought you had updated to Aperture 3.4.2?


    The error message is puzzling - I have never seen this kind of error message (XTTJobController), but it is a serious program error; Aperture is releasing more storage than it aquired.  I'd try to update Aperture to the current version 3.4.3 and see if the error persist.


    You said, that you previously used iPhoto. Did you import iPhoto libraries  or are you using iPhoto libraries as Aperture libraries?  Aperure has problems, if the Aperture librariy contains smart albums created in iPhoto. As a precaution I'd deleta any smart iPhoto album you stlll have in your Aperture library and recrate it in Aperture.

  • kazjaz Level 1 (0 points)

    I completely deleted my iPhoto and started again.  I also loaded photos to Aperture from my hard drive - not from iPhoto. But I did upload "folders as projects" into Aperture from my external hard drive.

    Surely it cannot be pure coincidence that I cannot use my iPhoto because it hangs all the time and my Aperture is always crashing.  I will try and update now. 



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