7 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 8:06 AM by léonie
NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Am using iPhoto 9.4.3 and Aperture 3.4.4 where I have 384 pictures of my wife who is properly named in Faces on both programs. However, when I open Aperture, a large number of her faces show up as being "unconfirmed". This does not occur in iPhoto.

 

When I confirm her face as the correct person, those very same pictures reappear and I am again asked to confirm. Both programs say I have 384 pictures confirmed. Having done this several times I don't know why they are not properly placed as confirmed in Aperture. I repeat, this does not happen in iPhoto.

 

Can anyone tell me what might clear this up?

 

Thanks!


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 21.5 Inch, Mid 2011
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,485 points)

    Aperture and iPhoto treat faces slightly differently - in Aperture you can turn Face detection on and off on a per library basis, in iPhoto Face detection is always enabled, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5260

     

    Perhaps the Aperture face detection flag for your library is broken. I'd try to repair the permissions on your Aperture library, and if necessary repair the Aperture library.

    See: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Again!  I have tried to repair permissions on my Aperture library but when I attempt to hold command + option and double-click on my iPhoto Library, iPhoto only opens, Aperture does not and I do not get to see the Aperture Library First Aid dialog box. I do not know what to do now. Please advise?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Robb


  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,485 points)
    • Open your iPhoto Libary in Aperture by launching Aperture with the ⌥-key held down and select the iPhoto library to make it your current Aperture Library. Quit Aperture again.
    • Then hold down ⌥⌘ firmly at the same time and double click the Aperture icon in the Dock or the Applications folder and select the repair option you want.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Léonie,  sorry for the delayed response, but I have tried your suggestions and neither have worked. I am still showing the same recurring unconfirmed faces in Aperture even though I have confirmed each and every one, clicked 'done', and watch as they remain as unconfirmed.

     

    I am wondering if I could remove/delete this person from my 'faces' board and start all over again with a fresh confirmation procedure...is there a way to delete this person and do that?  If so, do I delete in iPhoto or in Aperture?  [iPhoto faces detection is fine, the problem lies within Aperture.] 

     

    Thanks again!

     

    Robb

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,485 points)

    Robb,

    I am really at a loss what to recommend. I suspect, your Faces database has become corrupted, but trashing this would remove all faces from your library, and that would be a lot of work to start from scratch.

    It is not possible to delete a single face from the Faces stack.

     

    • You could try to assign a keyword (the person's name)  instead to all images in that stack, then reject the face and export the corresponding images.
    • Import the images of that person into a new Aperture library and assign/confirm faces.
    • Then import this library with the assigned faces. Do they now show in your Faces Stack?
  • NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for the delayed response, Leonie, but this seems like an awful lot of work for very little gain. Thanks for trying, I always appreciate your assistance and good guidance.

     

    Robb

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,485 points)

    You are welcome, Robb.

     

    One last thing you could try. When the "Repair/Rebuild" does not help, it sometimes helps to create a new, empty library, add a picture or two,  and then to merge the current library into the new library by importing. This will also recreate all database files inside.

     

    Léonie

     

    Or send a bug report to Apple using the feed back form from Aperture's -menu and wait for the next Aperture update.