5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 8:18 AM by léonie
Markus5432 Level 1 Level 1

i have an intelligent album and every time i just click it, aperture crashes.

How can i delete the album? thanks

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Hi, Markus,

    How did you create your smart album? Has it been imported from an old iPhoto LIbrary?

    Then I'd try to open the Aperture library in iPhoto, if you are using Aperture 3.4.3 and iPhoto 9.4.2.


    If it is not a smart album from iPhoto, I'd try to repair or rebuild your Aperture library, see:

    Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual


    But one more question: Do you know, which images or videos the smart album contains?


    • If you try to browse the images in a different way, by accessing them from their project, does Aperture crash as well?
    • Does Aperture crash if you recreate the smart album with exactly the same smart settings?

    What are the rules you used for the album?




  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6

    What are the symptoms of the crash?  Do you get any messages from Aperture?

  • Markus5432 Level 1 Level 1

    original it was impüorted from iphoto the whole library.


    i tried repair the library many times. it still crashes.

    I also tired to open it in iphoto. same result.

    i dont know the rules in the album any more so i cant try to recreate it. i don´t know which pictures are used in it

  • Markus5432 Level 1 Level 1

    if i click it. one second later aperture is just gone...

    it asks like always, ignore, report or restart.

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Markus, there is a bug in Aperture 3.3 and later:

    If you sort your projects by date and have smart albums, that have been imported from iPhoto, this can crash Aperture, see: Aperture 3.3.2 unresponsive if library contains old iPhoto albums - solution


    What is exactly your Aperture and iPhoto version?


    Since you even cannot select the smart album in iPhoto, check the setting of the "Keep projects and albums arranged by" option: (from the cogwheel in the library inspector panel)

    Set it to "Manual", if it is set to "Date".

    Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 17.11.24.png

    Now try, if you can delete the smart albums.