Lost all Aperture photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scrabblemadas, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. scrabblemadas macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I have the latest software updates.

    I wanted to make a calendar with some photos from my aperture library, so I moved the desired photos to iPhoto to create and buy the calendar.

    However, when I checked my Aperture library today, all my photos are now missing.

    Help please!
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    How did you move them from Aperture to iPhoto? If you're using the latest version of both, you can simply open the Aperture Library in iPhoto.
  3. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    It is extremely unlikely that you lost your photos... unless you intentionally deleted your entire Aperture library.

    The first thing I would recommend is: Aperture > File > Switch to Library

    And then select your Aperture library. Maybe you somehow disconnected the program from your main library.

    Going back to the previous poster's question. Did you use Aperture to export the pictures (hopefully), or did you manually go into the library through Finder to transfer pictures?

  4. Leesarinners macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2013
    Lost photos

    Hi. I opened aperture tonight and all my photos are gone. Not one project still exists. I put some on 2 days ago and have been flagging some for a project over the last week but now nothing is there except the ones I put on from my card tonight. Any ideas?

  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    As the other member asked, how to do you move the images from aperture to iPhoto?

    Is there any other aperture library in your ~/Pictures folder?

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