Aperture import NOT WORKING

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Aperture import NOT WORKING

Postby SnappyMcGee » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:51 pm

I've tried this multiple, multiple times. But it just doesn't work. Not even close.

My Aperture library is 100% up to date. And (thankfully) Aperture still works for me. But I bought CO8 last summer, and have been importing all my NEW photos into it. Really making an effort to get to know the program.

And, well, last month I finally decided to "bit the bullet" and bring my Aperture library in. And, yes, I am aware of the limitations ;)

But I click "import from Aperture" and, 8 hours later, it "finishes" my 64,000+ images. But then Co8 crashes. Every time.

I try and open the catalog from startup. But it crashes.

I even repair the catalog. But it crashes.

…any ideas? I know it's a lot of photos, but one of the selling points for me, for CO8, was that it had similar "large library" handling capabilities.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Aperture import NOT WORKING

Postby MartinGJ » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:20 pm

What you could try is divide your Aperture library in several smaller libraries i.e. one per year and see if that works.
I tried this with mine and had no problem.
Thanks and Regards,
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Re: Aperture import NOT WORKING

Postby SFA » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:33 pm

Make sure you have have tidied up the Aperture library as much as possible before attempting any import.

Databases can become very untidy internally. To give an import program a reasonable chance to do a good. clean, efficient job it makes sense to ensure that the file to me converted is in as good a state as you can make it before starting.

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Re: Aperture import NOT WORKING

Postby SnappyMcGee » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:37 pm

I think I'm definitely going to try the "divvy" method.

Interestingly: I contacted support and they essentially said "yeah, 8.x doesn't do the import so well. You should try 9!" So I did, and it worked better. At least I can see my images. Although it is amazingly and painfully slow.

A bit bummed that I plunked $$ for 8, and essentially have to pay more $$ to just get this import to work. Which is kinda the only reason I bought 8 :(

PS, does anyone know how to VIEW the ERRORS on import? My (slow but seemingly successful) import had several hundred images that I had to SKIP. So I said SKIP ALL…and I'm now wondering how to find out what/where those problem images are?
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