When the UI messes up like this a good first guess is to remove the preferences file. See Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics and go the section
Delete the user preferences
Post back if that doesn't fix it.
yes, I'm directly connect to the server through a gigabit switch and all components are working properly. Maybe it's a problem of the samba implementation of my synology.
I understand that I cannot store my library on the synology because it does not support hpfs but import should not be limited on the file system, right?
I have seen no official Apple document, that restricts importing from a network volume, but quite a few users had problems storing their referenced originals image files on samba servers. You are not trying to import referenced, are you?
As a general advice: when importing from foreign file systems, it is safer to go for simple file names and to edit the filenames before trying to import, if necessary:
- avoid "umlaute" and other ethnic characters,
- avoid any character, that the unix shell may treat special as a pattern, like "*", "/", "^" or "~";
- take care, that the filenames are unique, even with capitalization ignored,
- and use very short filenames, on no account longer than 32 characters, to be on the safe side.
no I tried to import the files with move option (into another directory on my USB drive).
Thank you for the advice. The filenames are generated by the camera and I did not change them: 12 digit alphanumeric characters.
Anyway - moving them to the local fs before importing solved the problem.
I have the same problem;
After importing image files from SD-card, storing the originals as referenced on a synology nas (samba I assume?), the import panel in Aperture disappears. Very annoying indeed since it need a reboot or pref. file delete.
Do you know anything about this and could perhaps point me to more info on the issue I would be gratefully.