Consolidating aperture 3 library
It always seems to be a voodoo ceremony trying to get the latest updates to a smart album (based on keyword, for example) to show up on my i Pad. there has be a "but.") I use smart albums based on ratings to sync a portfolio to both an i Phone and i Pad. Since I was not able to access the photos even from another folder inside i Photo that makes me believe i Photo is the culprit. I have seen this in the Apple forums, but no resolution. item.142544 Jeff T Is there a tried and true way to get Aperture 3 to sync photos with i Tunes (all updated versions, running on Lion)? Using A2 was a "task" for my work, to say the least. In A3 I can turn on/off sharing privileges with i Life or syncing to i Tunes to sync with either my i Pad or i Phone. I have a 27" i Mac that is about a year and a half old. I am considering Aperture 3, but I have seen this problem noted by people who are running Aperture 3 as well.
(via the A3 Preferences panel) If you're on an older system with minimal ram, or just a CD (core duo) system, I'd stick with just i Photo and wait for a hardware upgrade to go use A3. I realize reviews [can often be] written by people who are unhappy with their purchase, but I noted quite a few people who seemed to have a lot of problems with Aperture 3. item.142641 Stephen Hart Robert Mohns wrote: "I'm pretty sure the problem lies with i Tunes, because other apps which access the i Life media libraries always see my Aperture updates after I quit Aperture." In my experience, this is true for i Web, but not true for System Preferences' Desktop and Screensaver panes. (In Lion with Aperture 3.) item.142703 Jim De Witt I run Aperture 3. Pictures in the library that were not taken in raw appear normally. item.142416 Gary Webb I am using i Photo from i Life 9.0 and Aperture 2. I am noticing that when I have a lot of pictures in an i Photo event or folder, I cannot access all of them from Aperture. The view is scrambled and the loading icon continues to be in view, while not moving. I have an Aperture Project specifically for my i Phone and that project is checked in the Projects and Albums list. " I recently switched to Aperture from i Photo (after installing Lion). Have you checked the Photos tab in i Tunes with your i Phone plugged in?
I do recall that there were a lot of fixes in such sync behavior with Aperture 3 and its updates.