1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 10:32 PM by léonie
patentguy1 Level 1 Level 1

Uploaded about 500 RAW images into aperture from my camera.  I see blocky image. in Aperture.  On the photo - there is a "loading" indicator - once loaded - the photo looks fine, but the next photo is again blocky image, again it states"loading".  I notice that there is also a "processing" indicator near the image roll on the bottom.  My aperture then crashes.  I try to open iphoto but iphoto can open because it thinks aperture is using my photo library - I rebuild my iphoto library - this is the 4th time in the last two hours that this has happend.  Does it take a long time for aperture to process images?  Do I need to wait until its done to look at my images?


I am novice with aperture but like its features.





Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    My aperture then crashes.

    Since this happens when initially processing the images after importing, you may have a problem with an imported image or video that cannot be processed - some corrupted media.


    To check this, try to launch Aperture while holding down the shift key⇧. That will defer the generation of previews. If you can launch Aperture this way, you will have to find and isolate the image or video that cannot be processed. Make sure, you have the Activity window showing to see, what tasks are running and to see the filename of any image being processed (Window > Show Activity).


    Then try to force the generation of previews manually, to see what is making Aperture crash (Photo > Update Preview).  You can make this screening for bad files more systematically to speed it up, since you have hundreds of recently imported media to scan: See:                  How to Screen an Aperture Library for Corrupted Image Files or Videos



    Does it take a long time for aperture to process images?  Do I need to wait until its done to look at my images?

    Aperture may need quite some time to process newly imported images (raw processing, generation of previews and thumbnails, face detection), but it will doso in the background. You should be able to browse and edit your recent import while this is happening. Only it will slow down the apllication a bit. You can see the ongoing tasks in the Activity window; also, you can cancel tasks from that window.