Aperture 3.5 crashing on export.

rossmadden

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Hi everyone.

I've got an annoying issue with Aperture that I've had for a few months and has spanned a few updates. This issue is when I click any form of export images, aperture crashes immediately.

I can still upload to flickr and Facebook via Aperture but the only way I can export at the moment is by dragging an image onto my desktop or into a finder window. However this is then at my preset of 50% size jpg.

It's a bit of a pain as sometimes I want to get older images off that I haven't got saved apart from my Aperture Library.

I've removed and re-installed aperture, repaired the library etc, no luck.

Anyone had this issue? And has anyone resolved it?

Thanks

Ross.
 

flynz4

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Hi everyone.

I've got an annoying issue with Aperture that I've had for a few months and has spanned a few updates. This issue is when I click any form of export images, aperture crashes immediately.

I can still upload to flickr and Facebook via Aperture but the only way I can export at the moment is by dragging an image onto my desktop or into a finder window. However this is then at my preset of 50% size jpg.

It's a bit of a pain as sometimes I want to get older images off that I haven't got saved apart from my Aperture Library.

I've removed and re-installed aperture, repaired the library etc, no luck.

Anyone had this issue? And has anyone resolved it?

Thanks

Ross.
Ross,

First of all, your originals are all stored in the "package" unedited... so your full resolution photos are all there.

Have you followed all the steps in: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7821

Before doing that... I would make sure that I had a good backup of my computer... and I would also copy my entire Aperture Library to an external drive. I would also try opening Aperture using the library on the external and see if you had the same problem.

/Jim
 

rossmadden

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Ross,

First of all, your originals are all stored in the "package" unedited... so your full resolution photos are all there.

Have you followed all the steps in: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7821

Before doing that... I would make sure that I had a good backup of my computer... and I would also copy my entire Aperture Library to an external drive. I would also try opening Aperture using the library on the external and see if you had the same problem.

/Jim
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your response.

I've tried all three of those methods previously and to no avail unfortunately.

Thanks a lot for pointing me towards the the package with all my full-res images.

Ross
 

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You might test Aperture in another account.

Import some pictures in the new Library, apply some processing, then try to export : does it work ?
 

rossmadden

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You might test Aperture in another account.

Import some pictures in the new Library, apply some processing, then try to export : does it work ?


Export worked on my second (work) account. I've had issues with my main account for a while and I have 3 years worth of things on that account. What's the best way of fixing the issue without creating a new account? Or, the best way to create a new profile and re-map all my files and folders?
 

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First you should do one more test : create a new Aperture Library in your first account, and try the same thing : import some pictures, apply some processing, export : does it work ?
 

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Mmmm... these two tests (in your first and second accounts) suggest that something could be wrong in the Aperture preferences in your first account.

I would test deleting the two Aperture.plist.

First one :

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

Second one :

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

Quit Aperture.

Move the 2 files to the Trash, do NOT empty the Trash.

Reboot the Mac, launch Aperture (two new .plist files will be created), test exporting a picture.

If nothing changed, quit Aperture, go to the Trash, right click on the 2 files and put them back.

EDIT : there are 3 files more in ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture.
I don't know if deleting these could help or not.
I would try, though.

Do you have some export plug-ins ?
 
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rossmadden

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Mmmm... these two tests (in your first and second accounts) suggest that something could be wrong in the Aperture preferences in your first account.

I would test deleting the two Aperture.plist.

First one :

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

Second one :

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

Quit Aperture.

Move the 2 files to the Trash, do NOT empty the Trash.

Reboot the Mac, launch Aperture (two new .plist files will be created), test exporting a picture.

If nothing changed, quit Aperture, go to the Trash, right click on the 2 files and put them back.

EDIT : there are 3 files more in ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture.
I don't know if deleting these could help or not.
I would try, though.

Do you have some export plug-ins ?
Thanks for these, but sadly no luck.

I haven't got any export plug ins either.
 

Bruno09

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You might try deleting the whole com.apple.Aperture folder.

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture

Quit Aperture, move the folder to the Trash, do not empty the Trash, launch Aperture, etc...

I have just tested this, Aperture still works fine for me.
(I have then put the folder back).
 

rossmadden

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You might try deleting the whole com.apple.Aperture folder.

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture

Quit Aperture, move the folder to the Trash, do not empty the Trash, launch Aperture, etc...

I have just tested this, Aperture still works fine for me.
(I have then put the folder back).
Nope, still no luck. Aperture still crashes instantly.
 

rossmadden

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I didn't realise I could for Aperture? I haven't got applecare or anything.

I've kind of wanted to re-do my profile for a while, as things like finding system preferences in spotlight don't show up on my main profile but they do on my work profile and other little things like that. Though it'd be a massive pain in the backside. However I might hold off that until I upgrade.
 

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rossmadden

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I've previously repaired disk permissions etc, though I just tried that password reset and that hasn't made a difference either, but thats not too important. Thanks though

The crash report is very very long.
 

flynz4

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Do you have a second Mac... or a friend with a Mac which has Aperture... to check your library.

It would be helpful to see if the failure is a result of the Aperture program, or the Aperture Library. Given that the it failed on a newly created library... it probably is the program itself.

/Jim
 

rossmadden

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Do you have a second Mac... or a friend with a Mac which has Aperture... to check your library.

It would be helpful to see if the failure is a result of the Aperture program, or the Aperture Library. Given that the it failed on a newly created library... it probably is the program itself.

/Jim
It worked fine on my second account. Admittedly it was a different library.