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Aperture 3.4.5

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Jun 8, 2013 5:28 PM

Ever since I installed the update a few days ago, I cannot do anything without getting the nasty spinning ball go around and around and around. I cannot click on a photo without the ball circling for about 20-30 seconds, then I try to put my cursor on a folder to open it and look for a picture, again I get the spinning ball. This is only happening in Aperture ever since I did the update and I do photography. I am about to ditch Aperture and import all my photos to iPhoto. I can't have this, it is extremely time consuming and frustrating. I am not a computer person but can follow instruction if anyone has any ideas as to what procedures to do. Thank you anyone out there.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jun 8, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to trntogl)

    Run "Repair Database".  Instructions are on this Apple Support Page.  Do not interrupt the repair.  It may take several hours (but usually less than that).  As with all data manipulation, never do anything without full, verified back-ups.


    Confirm that you have enough RAM (how much?), and enough free space on your system drive (at least 10% free -- I aim for 20% and _never_ allow myself to dip below 10%).


    Others should pop in with some other suggestions.  It's not uncommon to have some system and software troubles.  I wouldn't put money on iPhoto running much better (but it might).


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