9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 10:49 AM by léonie
1bluestar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Only the last upload of photos are viewable.  Photos are on a Lacie external HD as is Aperture.  It does list the 407 Projects, 39512 photos but thumbnails of the events are blank.  I checked the Photo Filter and all boxes are unchecked.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Very nervous...... : (


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,540 points)

    Please tell us more, so we can get a clear picture:

    • What is your Aperture version?

     

     

    Photos are on a Lacie external HD as is Aperture.

     

    Do you mean you have a referenced library, and the referenced originals are on your Lacie drive? Or is your library managed and the whole library is on the external?

     

    • Does  "as is Aperture" mean, that your Aperture application is also on the external?
    • How is your external drive formatted and how is it connected?

     

    39512 photos but thumbnails of the events are blank.

     

    In what way "blank" - do you see dashed outlines, or are they black?

     

    Are your original image files raw or in another image format?

     

    Do you have a current backup of your Lacie drive?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 1bluestar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    1. Aperture version 3.1.2

     

    2.Yes, Aperture is also on the external HD

     

    3. The event thumbnails are black.

     

    4. The original images are RAW.

     

    5. The photos backups are stored in files on a Seagate external HD but not in an Aperture library.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Alasdair

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,540 points)

    Alasdair, I'd recommend to make a backup of your Aperture library, just in case.

     

    The event thumbnails are black.

     

    Do they show an item count of "0"?

     

    Is there a reason that you do not update Aperture to at least 3.2.4? You have missed some important bug fixes this way. This should work with Mac OS X (10.7).

     

    If your projects show an item count of 0, and all search fields are clear, I'd suggest to repair your Aperture library after you checked the backup, if it is working.

     

    Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 1bluestar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, guilty of not backing up!  But also concerned regarding the amount HD space it would occupy.

     

    No, the item count is still there in each event.

     

    I've tried an Aperture update and it says there aren't any available.  Also, in checking my profile, it should have listed my Mac OS X operating system as 10.6.8.  I've hestitate in upgrading the operating system because of some problems reported and the possible conflicts with Aperture.  Just nervous! : )

     

    So, should I do a "rebuilding the database" in the Aperture startup?

     

    Thank Leonie!

    Alasdair

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,540 points)

    No, the item count is still there in each event.

    Then try Frank Caggiano's User Tip, if there is an invisible filter.

     

    If that does not bring the photos back, repair and rebuild, if necessary, but don't rebuild without a backup.

     

    I've tried an Aperture update and it says there aren't any available.

    With 10.6.8 you should be able to upgrade to 3.2.4 as well.

    How did you buy Aperture? If you bought a boxed version, or downloaded the Trial, then "Software update" from the Apple menu should show an update. Or you can download it from the Apple Support page. Aperture 3.2.4

     

    If you bought from the AppStore, you'll have to update using the AppStore, but in that case I do not know, if it still will be possible.

     

    regards

    Léonie

  • 1bluestar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!  I will try the Frank C User Tip.

     

    If it doesn't work, I'll try the repair and rebuild but first, I'll back it up!

     

    I did download it as a trial then purchased it.  Would the download affect the Aperture library?

     

    I do like Aperture very much, quick easy etc.  I hope this works...I'll let you know.

     

    much appreciated...

     

    Thank you!

     

    Alasdair

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,540 points)

    I did download it as a trial then purchased it. 

    So you bought a serial number?

    Then you can install the download from the support page that I pointed to.

    Would the download affect the Aperture library?

    In some sense, yes. The update from Aperture 3.1 to 3.2 will upgrade the Aperture library to the new version. From 3.1 to 3.2 are only smaller changes, so it is very unlikely that something will go wrong with that. But nevertheless, I would never upgrade software without making a backup, so that it will be possible to revert to the previous version.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 1bluestar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leonie

     

    Thank you for your time and expertise!  Much appreciated!

     

    The Frank C method didn't work, and the video is blurry.  I did buy a new LaCie HD external drive and backed-up the photos. Then I did a database rebuild which did restore the photos.  Hallelujah!

     

    I did also look at an upgrade on the Aperture Suport page where you can download , (don't know where the registration number is) and it says that Lion OS X is required which I don't have.

     

    Thanks again!

     

     

    http://alasdairgillespie.zenfolio.com

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,540 points)

    Great, you got your pictures back

     

    The download link for Aperture 3.2.4 is here:

          Aperture 3.2.4

    This should work with MacOS X 10.6.8

     

     

    (don't know where the registration number is)

    The registration number is in the "About" panel:

     

    From Aperture's main menu bar use the command:   Aperture > About Aperture

     

     

    Regards

    Léonie