14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2013 8:46 PM by KateAlex43
KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

When trying to print a book/PFD, Aperature tells me there are no referenced files, and cuts it all off. How do I fix this?


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    Do you get this error panel?

    Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 08.09.01MESZ.PNG

    Then Aperture has lost the connection between (some of) the image versions in the book and the original image files. To fix this, you will need to locate the original images.

    If Aperture cannot find originals, you should see broken red arrows or yellow warning triangles in the badge overlays, when you enable badges in the Metadata overlays:

    Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 08.13.13MESZ.PNG

     

    Have imported your images as referenced files and stored them outside the Aperture Library? Then connect the disk, where your originals are stored, so that Aperture can access them. 

    Or have you deleted or moved image files recently, using cleaning applications, like "Clean your Mac"?

    If you do not know, where your originals are supposed to be stored, ask Aperture. The "Files > Locate Referenced Files" command should show you, where Aperture is looking for your original files. Select one of the problematic images and use the command Files > Locate Referenced Files".

     

    In the resulting panel you should see a thumbnail in the upper right corner, with the path to the missing image file. For example: The panel below shows me, that the original is stored on my USB stick, and that this USB stick is offline.

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    What do you see for your missing images?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    I tried this method and I find no missing images.

     

     

    This is a photo/essay book on family.

    Almost all of the images in this book have been scanned. There is also text and scanned handwritten letters.

    I have spent months on this project.

     

    I have made many many photo books and have not had this problem. But then again the photos have come from my camera.

     

    This is extremely frustrating as I have no idea how to fix this problem

     

    Thanks

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    Aperature tells me there are no referenced files, and cuts it all off. How do I fix this?

    KateAlex, what is the exact error message? Is it like the panel in the screenshot I have posted, or a different message?

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes the panel is the same as you have shown. I click "show referenced files", the next message is "you have no referenced files".

     

    Thanks leonieDF

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac
    Yes the panel is the same as you have shown. I click "show referenced files", the next message is "you have no referenced files".

     

    The "you have no referenced files" alert will be shown, if managed original master files inside your Aperture library cannot be accessed or are missing. This is, what I get, when originals are missing from the Aperture library. Then the "Show Referenced Files" will say "you have no referenced files".

    Screen Shot 2013-08-09 at 07.10.10MESZ.PNG

    See the yellow triangles on some of my images. Do you see the same warning badge? If not, turn on badge overlays, to see, how many of your images have missing originals:

    Aperture 3 User Manual: Understanding Badge Overlays

    Aperture 3 User Manual: Displaying Metadata with Your Images

    It wll be good to know, if there is a problem with all your images or just a few of them. How many of your images are showing warning badges, when you enable badge overlays?

     

    Where is your Aperture library located? Is it on your internal system drive (for example in the default location in the "Pictures" folder) or do you store it on an external drive?

     

    Try to find out, if your original files are missing, or if they are still there, but Aperture fails to see them.

    • To reveal the originals select your Aperture library in the Finder.
    • Then ctrl-click or right-click the Aperture libray and select "Show Package Contents". You will see folders organized by year, month, day. Open the folder of the year, month, day when you imported your scans. Are all your missing image files still there, or are they truely missing?

    If your images are still there, but Aperture does not see them, copy them to a folder outside Aperture for safekeeping, and the run all of the First aid tools, starting with "repair Permissions", the "repair database". Repair and Rebuild Aperture Library...: Apple Support Communities

     

    Almost all of the images in this book have been scanned. There is also text and scanned handwritten letters.

    What is the format of your scans? Are they black-and-white images? Tiffs, jpegs, or some other format?

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for all this. 

    I have found no missing managed master files. None of the images have warning yellow triangle badges.

     

    My Aperture library is on my internal system drive (backed up on external hard drive). 

    I have revealed the library in the Pictures Folder in which there are over 8000 files.

    Since I scanned all the old photos over a period of 2 years as I was collecting them, it is impossible to find them by date.  Would it be easier to take out the scanned documents & letters, leaving the photos and see what happens, as many of the photos have already been reproduced in an earlier smaller book 5 years ago.

     

    This book is a family history of the descendants of a large German family who immgrated from Kelsterbach to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1832. Now, of course, we are all mixed with mainly Irish, Scots & English. The book has been in process for at least five years, gathering information as it comes in from relatives all over the U.S.

     

    So you may find my frustration at this point.

     

    Thank you for your input.  There must be a solution without spending another year doing this!

    Kate

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
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    Have you tried to repair the permissions and the database, as I suggested? With what result?

    Repair and Rebuild your Aperture Library

    1. Close Aperture, if it’s open.
    2. Locate the Aperture library you want to fix, then hold down the Command and Option keys ⌥⌘ while double-clicking the Aperture library.The Aperture Library First Aid dialog appears.
    3. Run first "Repair Permissions", then "Repair Library".

    Can Aperture now find the originals

     

    I have found no missing managed master files. None of the images have warning yellow triangle badges.

    Have you really enabled the badge overlays in the Browser?

     

    To be sure that there are no missing files, please make a different test:

    Create a Smart Album to show all images with missing originals:

    • From Aperture's main menu bar: File > New > Smart Album
    • In the "Smart Settings HUD" click "Source: Library"
    • Then click "Add Rule" and add a "File Status" rule.
    • Set "File Status" to "missing" (or try "Offline")

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    Does this album turn up any photos?

     

    If not, Select all images in the book album and try to export the images to a folder in  the Finder (File > Export > Originals). Can the files be exported?

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    Now almost all images in the Book browser have all been eliminated.  However they still appear in the layout and in the Project browser.

     

    In the new smart album, there are many images that are not included in the book.

     

    The Project includes 1414 images.  The book includes 330 (including stacks).

     

    My best guess is to now start a new book.  Could the problem be the text, which I have copied and pasted from a MS Word doc?

     

    I am afraid to Repair the entire library of some 70,000 images!

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    I am afraid to Repair the entire library of some 70,000 images!

    How about creating a separate Aperture library with only your book?

     

    Select only your book and use "File > Export > Book as new Library".

     

    Then you can open the new Library and use the first aid tools on that library.

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    Ah ha! Should I export all the images in the project from the browser as only 17 images are showing up in the book? Or export both?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
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    Include all photos that you want to use in the book, so that you could finsish your book in that library, if need be.

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    The same problem persists with new library.

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    And have you tried to repair or rebuild the new exported, smaller library?

  • KateAlex43 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for all your help and suggestions.  I am sorry but nothing worked.  I am tired of trying with Apple and will build another book using Shutterfly. All my images successfully uploaded to the Shutterfly site.

     

    Kate