Repairing and Cleaning up Aperture
If you are experiencing issues with Aperture, or would merely like to give it a spring clean then here are a few tips. Remember to always backup your system first.
- Delete any pictures you don’t need. Then clear out your Aperture and Mac Trash Bin.
- Split your Aperture library into two. For example I have one Library for Snaps and one for my serious photos. You can do this by creating a new folder called Library 2. Then dragging all your folders for adding into it. Once done right mouse click on it and select Export/Folder as New Library. You now have two library’s which can be opened and renamed in folder view.
- Start your Library in folder view while holding down ALT + CMD. Then select and run the following in turn :
- Repair Permissions
- Repair Database
- Rebuild Database
- Select all photos in Aperture Sidebar. Then from top menu select Photos/Generate Thumbnails.
- Stop multiple copies of thumbnails. Preferences/Advanced-Deselect the bottom box “Create new version when making adjustments”
- Clean up your Mac. See Article “Cleaning up my Mac“