Can't upload TIFF to Photo Stream from Aperture 3.2

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sebascrub, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've been playing around in iCloud for the past couple days and so far, I've been loving it. I've been able to get most everything to work as it should, except for Photo Stream uploads from Aperture. Whenever I try to upload TIFF files to Photo Stream, I get the error message that says that only RAW, TIFF or JPG files are accepted and/or the file is too big.

    The Aperture manual on the Apple site says that Photo Stream accepts TIFFs up to 100MB large, which mine are not (biggest is about 35MB). Searching around the web seems to bring up little advice.

    After some random testing, I noticed that it was only specific TIFF files that were being blocked, namely those that start out as NEF files (shooting with a D5000) and are then run into Nik Software (usually Silver Efex Pro 2). When I use a .jpg from my camera as the base for the conversion, I can upload the resultant TIFF file, no problem — even when they're roughly the same size!

    There's obviously something happening in the conversion from NEF to TIFF by Nik that is making Aperture/Photo Stream not recognize it. Anyone else run into this? Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Similar issue

    I've noticed a similar issue. Files edited with Nik software are not showing up as TIFF in the Medtadata tab in Aperture and filtering to show TIFF files isn't showing new files I have edited recently. I believe this has happened since the last Aperture update.

    Did you find out what was causing the issue for you as it seems our two problems are related
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, I haven't figured it out, yet. I've narrowed it down to the problem you describe — that, somehow, the tiffs generated from RAW through Nik Software are not being recognized as normal tiffs by Aperture. What a strange problem!
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    I ran into this same problem with Topaz TIFF files last night. Is it possible that the size of the file is the problem? I noticed in the dialog that it also mentioned "file too big" as a possible problem along with the format.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I thought, but I've been able to upload bigger RAW photos than some of the TIFFs that are giving me trouble. I assume Aperture downscales them beforehand, but it doesn't seem to want to do it for TIFFs that came from a plug-in.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I dont think it's the size of the tiffs as the ones before the 3.2 update are still recognised. I am now beginning to think its a compatibility bug with Aperture 3.2 that Nik need to resolve. Has anyone contacted them over this?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Urggg, still no fix with the latest update to Aperture... running 3.2.1 and I still get the silly error.
     

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