If it always hangs at the same point you might see if there is an image or video or other file in the folder it stops on and try removing that file, or the entire folder and see if it makes it further or even completes.
Thank you for the reply ssprengel. I finally managed to get hold of a helpful Adobe engineer who has tried lots of things with me (altering file permissions, asking if my Aperture library is OK ... I repaired and rebuilt it) but still no progress. It seems to stop at a different point now.
Try breaking your library up into sections by exporting groups of projects at a time. I haven't converted my entire library yet, but have had success when carefully choosing options during export, and choosing a managed library to import. Having other issues, but haven't seen what you describe.
Thanks. I'll try that.
In the meantime the engineers are having me chase Python processes during the hang for clues as to what may be causing the import problems. They've also sent me a new version of the Aperture importer with more built-in diagnostics and they've also asked for lots of logs to be sent to them. Still hoping they find something .....
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I completed a 40,000 image import. Quite surprised it did not error out. It did miss 200 photos, and there's quite a bit of cleanup to do, and faces doesn't work. Other than that, it seems to have gone better than expected.
Just to check the obvious: Have you repaired permissions and repaired your Aperture library?
Some folks are having issues with foreign character sets in project and image names.
For those of you not working with Adobe, there a ~\Documents\LibraryImport.txt and ~\Documents\LibraryImporter.log that is created that may give you some clues.
Hi - thanks for the ideas. The Adobe helpdesk agent took me through a few steps including permission repair. For good measure I also rebuilt the aperture library after these steps gave the same hang.
After a week of receiving daily (sometimes hourly!) updates to the Importer from Adobe engineers, it looks like they've finally found the bug in their code. Last time I was home it had processed over 80% of 38,000 images successfully.
Excellent! Glad to hear they are working with you. Did they say what the issue was, or mention if they'd be posting a new version soon, and if so, how we can get our hands on it?
Sorry - I don't have any info on the bug or release schedule.... but I'm getting extremely good at using the Lightroom plug-in manager to load new versions... A skill I hope not to use too often in the future :-)
Lol Write a book on it. I'm sure many of us could use it. Sounds like you have just a few thousand more images than I. Good luck with your conversion!
Hi David, do you mean you have a more recent version of the plugin than a "normal" user does? Public download still mentions software version 1.0.0 for the plugin. Would love to get hold of a more updated version as the original ruined 2 of my recent weekends ...
Hi I have quite few versions of the plugin with various debugging algorithms in as well as bug fixes. The latest version is not yet proven to work and Adobe warned me during testing that it may introduce new bugs, having not gone through their pre-release testing.
I'm currently away from home in the Scottish mountains (taking photos on a climbing trip) and don't have access to my imac (2g mobile Internet sporadically) which was running the tests. Try putting a comment on the Importer blog or tweeting them to make contact.
Hope you came back with some great images from your trip.
Wondered if you could tell us what the result was of your import experience. Were you finally able to import? Did Adobe fix your issue? I kept pressing with specific questions in reference to your experience, but all four times the representative informed me that Aperture has been discontinued, and I should move to Lightroom. Sigh
I held off waiting for Adobe to fix these issues. I'm having the same issue now, hanging on import. Running out of memory specifically.
First, support told me that I needed 50% more space than my Aperture library on my drive as overhead, even though I was importing all references files. I humored them, and surprisingly, it didn't work. Next they told me that I need to break down my Aperture library into chunks as small as the RAM available on my system. Really?!? That's 25 libraries. I'm an enthusiast, can only wonder how professionals are managing this transition.
Beyond the amount of work that creates, it disassociates or duplicates photos in albums. Have several albums for portfolios and exporting that I'd like to maintain, looks like I'll lose over half.
Hello - I spent ages with the Adobe Lightroom developers trying many versions of the plug-in. Eventually they managed to find the bug and provided a version which worked. By this time I had discovered Aperture Exporter plugin and decided to use it only on a selection of events in Aperture and to essentially start afresh with Lightroom and maintain the old photos in Aperture, once I discovered that Appple would support Aperture libraries in the new Photos App. Life is just too short to go through the hassle of migrating fully from Aperture to Lightroom for me.
I'm happy with my solution and as I discover Lightroom, I much prefer it to Apple's somewhat crude buggy program.
Thank you. Very helpful. Perhaps I will do the same. I'm at wits end, having poured 100-150 hours into testing different scenarios. Hope that I'm close to getting something that will work for me, but it will be short face data.
Appreciate the insight on Lightroom vs. Photos, neither of which I've used very much.
Good luck to you!