3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM by léonie
Rozeedelaforet Level 1 Level 1

Greetings,

Lately when I import photos into Aperture 3, from my SD card, all the images show up in a project but they are all black. If I view them individually, there is about a three second pause, then the photo shows up. After that the image stays as it should be. However, I have to do this for each photo, which is a drag when I am importing hundreds of photos. I've done a repair library and that didn't work.

 

I've only been working with Aperture since Feb. It started doing this about two months ago.

 

Thanks for your help!

Rosalee


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Reply by John Bertram on Sep 5, 2013 7:56 PM Helpful

Am having the exact same issue. Have been using Aperture for years, but never experieced this bit of strangeness till a few days ago.

 

Selecting "Generate Thumbnails" under the Photos Menu seems to be a one-click alternative to viewing -- and then waiting -- for each image one at a time, but can anyone suggest why this very odd and always disconcerting behavior is happening at all?

 

John B

Toronto

All replies

  • John Bertram Level 1 Level 1

    Am having the exact same issue. Have been using Aperture for years, but never experieced this bit of strangeness till a few days ago.

     

    Selecting "Generate Thumbnails" under the Photos Menu seems to be a one-click alternative to viewing -- and then waiting -- for each image one at a time, but can anyone suggest why this very odd and always disconcerting behavior is happening at all?

     

    John B

    Toronto

  • Rozeedelaforet Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks John, that is definitely helpful!

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

    John,

    does your camera create and embed high-resolution previews? Aperture will initially use embedded camera previews on import, if you have set Aperture use them in the Aperture preferences, but only if they have a high resolution, as explained in this document: Aperture does not use embedded previews from some cameras

    (right now the link is not working - Apple's support site seems to be down)

     

    How are your Preview settings? Perhaps the embedded previews that your camera generates are too small?

     

    Léonie