Aperture 3 causing hangs and memory leaks for some users

aperture3Apple has recently released Aperture 3 which is highly anticipated! But not long after the launched of Aperture 3, users experienced hangs and memory leaks when using it. Complaints have been flooding at Apple’s Forums includes crashes, hangs and “out of disk space” warning.

According to some users their page file balloon when using Aperture 3 causing their Macs to run out of spaces. Although not all users experience this issue, but it seems like there are quite a fair bit of them.

Some brief features of Aperture 3:

  • Faces (it works very similar to iPhoto’s faces, but with more custom features
  • Places (GPS location tag by photos, display location where you take the photo)
  • Brushes (Able to brush effects on photos with ease)
  • Adjustment Preset (Set filters and exposure by selecting preset settings)
  • HD Video Processing (Able to process small HD video, as lots of camera now comes with HD video recording)

2 Comments

  • Reply John Bertram |

    Don’t know if this will help all users afflicted with the now infamous A3ML bug (the Aperture 3 Memory Leak), but I was lucky enough on Saturday evening to connect with a very helpful — albeit beleaguered by a deluge of calls from frustrated Aperture3 upgraders — Apple phone support tech.He confirmed that an update/fix is being feverishly worked on (no way to predict when it might get released, of course). Meantime he offered a temp workaround which he says seems to helping a lot of folks — and it definitely brought instant, blessed relief for me.These are the steps (and apologies if this has already been described in other posts — I’m just trying to spread the word):1) Quit Aperture3 (if you haven’t already) — which in my case meant yet another forced shutdown of the whole, memory-bereft, completely-hung machine.2) Re-launch Aperture WHILE HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY. Keep holding Shift until the Aperture browser has finished loading.3) Then, with “Projects” selected in the Inspector’s Library tab, UNCHECK the “Maintain Previews” option at the bottom of the little pulldown list next to the search field (at the very top of the Library tab).4) Then — if you haven’t already — go to Aperture Prefs and turn Faces off.Doing the above immediately stopped the memory-gobbling on my 2.4 GHz MacBook w 4GB RAM. The only feature it disabled was the option to activate “Fast Previews” (the button at the bottom right which turns yellow when on) — and since my Library is 99% JPEG, that’s a feature I rarely if ever need to use. (Presumably, if you’ve got a big Library with lots of RAWs, not being able to activate Quick Previews will slow down the process of skimming through your images — but at least it lets you use the rest of the application for now.)I was also told to keep doing the Shift-key launch every time I open Aperture — until the update/fix gets becomes available.Hope this helps at least a few apoplectic Aperture upgraders out there.John BertramToronto(Aperture’s a great product, and version 3 has some great new features, but to paraphrase FDR: “Aperture 3. February, 2010. A bug-ridden, premature release that will live in infamy!” Or maybe just: “Sometimes it seems Apple has nothing to fear but Apple itself!”)

  • Reply John Bertram |

    Don’t know if this will help all users afflicted with the now infamous A3ML bug (the Aperture 3 Memory Leak), but I was lucky enough on Saturday evening to connect with a very helpful — albeit beleaguered by a deluge of calls from frustrated Aperture3 upgraders — Apple phone support tech.He confirmed that an update/fix is being feverishly worked on (no way to predict when it might get released, of course). Meantime he offered a temp workaround which he says seems to helping a lot of folks — and it definitely brought instant, blessed relief for me.These are the steps (and apologies if this has already been described in other posts — I’m just trying to spread the word):1) Quit Aperture3 (if you haven’t already) — which in my case meant yet another forced shutdown of the whole, memory-bereft, completely-hung machine.2) Re-launch Aperture WHILE HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY. Keep holding Shift until the Aperture browser has finished loading.3) Then, with “Projects” selected in the Inspector’s Library tab, UNCHECK the “Maintain Previews” option at the bottom of the little pulldown list next to the search field (at the very top of the Library tab).4) Then — if you haven’t already — go to Aperture Prefs and turn Faces off.Doing the above immediately stopped the memory-gobbling on my 2.4 GHz MacBook w 4GB RAM. The only feature it disabled was the option to activate “Fast Previews” (the button at the bottom right which turns yellow when on) — and since my Library is 99% JPEG, that’s a feature I rarely if ever need to use. (Presumably, if you’ve got a big Library with lots of RAWs, not being able to activate Quick Previews will slow down the process of skimming through your images — but at least it lets you use the rest of the application for now.)I was also told to keep doing the Shift-key launch every time I open Aperture — until the update/fix gets becomes available.Hope this helps at least a few apoplectic Aperture upgraders out there.John BertramToronto(Aperture’s a great product, and version 3 has some great new features, but to paraphrase FDR: “Aperture 3. February, 2010. A bug-ridden, premature release that will live in infamy!” Or maybe just: “Sometimes it seems Apple has nothing to fear but Apple itself!”)

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