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d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Hi,

 

I'm a daily aperture user and I frequently notice that when I select a new image and apply adjustments nothing happens and I later discover they've been applied to the previously selected image which is frustrating and time consuming. It's only when I unselect and reselect the desired image that the changes then start to have any affect.

 

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a way to over come it? I think I may have posted this problem a month or two ago and it was suggested that I delete the Aperture plist file which I did but it didn't fix it.

 

It happens on both my MacBookPro (late '12 model) and my MacPro (late '09 model) both running Aperture v3.4.3 and OSX 10.8.2.

 

Other than this I find Aperture an excellent image editing and organizing environment.

 

Hope you can help,

 

Dave.


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    This is not something I (or I would guess most users) have experienced.

     

    So you are saying that if you have an image in the viewer and apply adjustments to it, while you are applying the adjustments it seems fine (they appear in the image in the viewer) but when you leave the image and go back to it the adjustments aren't there?

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Frank, thanks for your reply.

     

    Nothing happens to the selected image in the viewer, instead they are applied to the previously selected image.

     

    If I then select another image and  go back to the one I was trying to edit it works. I'm trying to work out the exact sequence of events that bring about this strange behaviour. I think it might be when I switch projects and first select an image to edit or when I first start up Aperture. Just now when I started up Aperture and selected an image there were no adjustments in the adjustments pane until I selected a different image to the one previously selected.

     

    I'm going to try and delete the .plist file and restart to see if it cures it.

     

     

    Regards,

     

    Dave.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    This happens all the time, it is reproducible or it's a once in a while thing?

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It's just done it again now after exporting all the portrait orientated shots and then filtering for landscape to export those (I have different watermarks for each orientation) and then selecting the 1st image of those and trying to change the white balance. Nothing happened until I deselected then reselected it.

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    .. and again just now when I selected a picture in a different project. Again it started behaving ok once I'd deselected and reselected the picture.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    Have you tried Léonie'a suggestion of doing a library repair? That should be your first step.

     

    As a suggestion I would work in film strip mode until the problem is located. This way you can see if the image in the viewer window is the image that is selected in the browser.

     

    Other things you can try if the problem is reproducible or at least happening often enough so you rely on it occurring. Make a new library and import some images into it and see if the problem still occurs. If it doesn't happen in the new library that will at least tell you it is something in the old library.

     

    If it also happens in the new library try making a new user and run Aperture as that user. This will tell you if the problem is system wide or restricted to your environment.

     

    I wish I had more but in a situation like yours with a strange intermittent problem trying to pin down the source of the error is going to take some time.

     

    regards

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I seem to remember trying a library repair a while ago but I'll give it another shot and will try your other suggestions such as creating a new library when I next import a shoot.

     

    I checked the primary flag thing too but it's not something I use.

     

    I always work in film strip mode so I can see which pictuture is selected beneath the main viewer.

     

     

    Regards and thanks for your suggestions,

     

    Dave.

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I've just figured out when this happens consistently!

     

    It happens when I switch to a new library using the project pane, then select a new picture and use the keyboard short cut ctrl-A to switch to the adjustments panel and apply adjustments. Nothing happens to the chosen image.

     

    However, if instead I use the mouse to select the adjustments tab at the top instead of the keyboard shortcut then the adjustments are applied ok.

     

    Can anyone duplicate this behaviour?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    That is bizarre. It does seem that if you select the Adjustment tab by using ctrl-a adjustments aren't applied!

     

    To reproduce:

     

    1)  While in the Library pane of the inspector with the browser open select an image.

    2) Switch to the viewer

    3) ctrl-a to switch to Adjustment tab

    4) apply adjustment

     

    Adjustment is not applied.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    That is bizarre.

    Even worse; intermittently, the Adjustment tab comes up completely empty, when I switch to it using ctrl-A.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    Yep saw that also. Just tried applying an effect from the Effects menu that seems to work.

     

    OK Who want s to let Apple know?

  • d60Dave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Exactly! I can't believe  no one has discovered this until now. Do you guys not normally use keyboard shortcuts to switch between projects, adjustments and metadata panes?

     

    I've contacted Apple earlier this evening and had a reply asking me to upload my system profile info, the Aperture plist file and a screen capture video of the fault happening. I've done this so let's see what happens...

     

    Good to hear it's not just my system!

     

     

    Cheers,

     

    Dave.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    Exactly! I can't believe  no one has discovered this until now. Do you guys not normally use keyboard shortcuts to switch between projects, adjustments and metadata panes?

    Hard to say when this got into the system. It definitely wasn't like this in early version of Aperture 3.  While I'll use shortcuts for things like turning on and off metadata, when it comes to moving around in the library I pretty much stick to the mouse.

     

    You might want to point them to this thread also so they see its not just your problem.

     

    good catch.

     

    regards

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