Aperture import plugin now available

As promised in a blog post here, we are proud to introduce the Aperture and iPhoto import plugin for Lightroom 5.  The plugin allows Aperture and iPhoto customers to migrate their images and key metadata (such as keywords, events, project structure) into Lightroom catalogs in a seamless way.

For a limited time, Aperture users who subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography plan get a free 3-month membership to KelbyOne training.  Please visit here for more details

EDIT: The Aperture and iPhoto import plugin is now integrated into Lightroom 5. Please ensure that you are using Lightroom 5.7 or later by using the Help->Check for updates menu option in Lightroom 5.

 

Installation:  There are 2 ways to install the Aperture plugin.

Creative Cloud members – please visit the Adobe Add-ons page here and follow the instructions to install:

  1. Ensure that you’re using Lightroom 5.6.  You can check your Lightroom version by going to Help->System Info inside Lightroom.  If not using Lightroom 5.6, please update to the 5.6.
  2. Close Lightroom.
  3. Click on the Install button on Adobe Add Ons.  This will launch the Creative Cloud Application, which will download and install the plugin.
  4. Launch Lightroom.

Note – if you are unable to install, first try restarting the Creative Cloud application.  If that does not work, then please follow the instructions listed for perpetual customers below.

Lightroom 5 Perpetual Customers – please follow the manual installation instructions below.

note – we’ve updated the plugin below, so please try this one if you reported problems earlier.

  1. Ensure that you’re using Lightroom 5.6.  You can check your Lightroom version by going to Help->System Info inside Lightroom.  If not using Lightroom 5.6, please update to the 5.6.
  2. Download the plugin zip file to a known location (such as your desktop)
  3. Double click on the downloaded zip file to extract it.
  4. Navigate to the Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom folder.  To do so, use the Go menu item within Finder.  Please note that the Library folder is hidden by default and that you will need to hold down the Option/Alt key to make it visible.
  5. Check to see if there is a Modules folder.  If not, please create this folder.
  6. Copy the extracted aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin file to the Modules folder.
  7. Start Lightroom.

Download link ->  aperture_iphoto_importer v1.0.1

Updated Download link -> here

Usage

1.  Open the Plugin

For Aperture Customers:  click on File -> Plugin Extras -> Import from Aperture Library

For iPhoto Customers:  Click on File -> Plugin Extras -> Import from iPhoto Library

2.  Verify that the Library location is correct.

3.  Click on the “Options” button to see additional Options.  Here you can select the options that work best with your personal setup.

4.  Hit the Import button.

Expected Behavior

The Aperture/iPhoto plug-in is expected to import the following data from an Aperture or iPhoto library into a Lightroom Catalog:

  • Flags
  • Star Ratings
  • Keywords
  • GPS Data
  • Faces (face naming tags are mapped to keywords)
  • Rejects (files designated as Rejects in Aperture will be imported into Collections > From Aperture > Photos Rejected in Aperture)
  • Hidden Files (files designated as Hidden in iPhoto will be imported into Collections > From iPhoto > Photos Hidden in iPhoto)
  • Color Labels (Aperture Only – Color Labels are mapped to keywords: Red, Orange, etc…, including support for custom label names)
  • Stacking (Aperture Only – Stacks information is mapped to keywords: Aperture Stack 1, Aperture Stack 2, etc…)
  • Aperture project/folder/album hierarchy will be mapped as closely as possible into Lightroom collection sets and collections
  • iPhoto events/folders/albums will be mapped as closely as possible into Lightroom collection sets and collections
  • Import ‘Full size’ previews from Aperture/iPhoto (optional, off by default), provided that they are up-to-date
  • Aperture ‘Versions’ will translate into Virtual Copies in Lightroom (without adjustments)
  • Metadata that can be entered in the ‘Info’ panel in Aperture

Information that is not imported into Lightroom:

  • Image adjustments
  • Smart Albums
  • Face Tag Region of Interest (face naming tags are mapped to keywords)
  • Color Labels (other than optionally as keywords)
  • Stacks (other than optionally as keywords)
  • Any kind of creation (books, web galleries, etc) other than the collections that correspond to them

 

Thanks and looking forward to the feedback!

163 Responses to Aperture import plugin now available

  1. I’ve just posted step by step instructions with screenshots, in case anyone needs them: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/ready-move-aperture-iphoto/

  2. Gem Webb says:

    Thanks so much for this plugin. I’ve been pondering the manual process of moving all my photos over from iPhoto to Adobe Lightroom.

  3. David Marx says:

    Woop Woop! So glad that this is finally ready. Congratulations to the Adobe team and thank you so much for making this happen.


    David Marx

  4. Rob Cole says:

    If you have custom metadata in Aperture, it can also be migrated to custom metadata in Lightroom, instructions:

    1. Download CustomMetadata plugin (free, by Rob Cole).
    2. Follow instructions in this thread:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1595249

    Note: if you want to fore-go the plugin, you can just leave custom metadata fields as IPTC metadata after running the applescript referenced in step 2 above.

    Rob

  5. Ghislai says:

    Problem for me is that everything got installed properly. But i cannont see the plugins in Lightroom … 🙁

  6. Dominic Adshead says:

    I just get an error ever time I try and use it!

    [string “Import.lua”]:1026: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)

    any help would be appreciated

  7. Apple should be ashamed to drop a professional grade product after such a convincing launch just a few years ago. The reason many bought imacs and macbook pros was for photography, based upon: 1. Aperture, 2. Non-reflective screens on laptops 3. the joy a their now extinct 17″ Macbook pro. All this is now history. And so goes away reasons to buy their hardware. Music and film seems to have blinded Apple to serious photography. Very silly.

    • David Illig says:

      People sometimes call me an Apple “fanboi.” Nonetheless, I recognize the truth when I see it. How many times have I obeyed Apple — Get FireWire! Get new OS with 3D interface! Get Ethernet! Get Aperture! Run it on a 17″ MB Pro! — only to have Apple take it all away. In the case of Ethernet and FireWire they abandoned it solely to make the hardware thinner! Function follows form.

      Still, for me, the primary reason to buy Apple hardware is still there: the Mac OS. True, I only know Windows as far as Windows 7 Pro, which I use from time to time on two computers, but it’s still a cheap imitation of the Mac OS, IMO.

  8. Tony Diaz says:

    Does it only import and store by date?
    Everything is nicely organized in Aperture’s library by folders. The import is a mess of dated directories. I didn’t see anything about choosing the format like the standard import section has. (All in one folder, by original subfolders, date, etc)

  9. Fabrice says:

    Hi,

    The Plugin Extras -menu only shows Import from iPhoto Library. Import from Aperture Library is gets out
    Aperture is installed and I have several Aperture Libraries on the disk
    Can somebody help?
    Thanks

    • Chet says:

      Does it help to create (another) new Lightroom catalog (File -> New Catalog…) and then try to import into that catalog?

  10. Xavier says:

    Is it possible to import from Aperture 2?
    I got the Aperture Importer plugin installed properly, but when I open it, I can’t push the “import” button, it’s “grey”.

    • Brett says:

      Same problem here. I have Aperture v2 and the Import button is grayed out in lightroom.

    • Chet says:

      The ‘Import’ button will stay disabled until the plug-in has been able to establish whether the import is feasible, based on required space, space available, and valid library selection.

      Does any field in the dialog say ” after selection of the source library? If so, that may be an indication that a v2 source library isn’t going to work. (The plug-in was written with the latest Aperture/iPhoto database structure in mind and hasn’t been tested with v2 libraries.)

      Or maybe the available space is too small?

      • Chet says:

        “Does any field in the dialog say ” after selection of the source library?”

        was meant to say

        “Does any field in the dialog say ‘undetermined’ after selection of the source library?”

        • Fabio says:

          I am trying to import from aperture v3.5.1 with no success. The “import” button in not available (it is grey). I got “undetermined” in the “Number of images/video files” and in the “Disk space required” fields. I do not keep my files in the aperture library. I keep them in the finder. But the aperture library keeps referenced files.
          I am running 10.9.4 on a macbook pro
          Any tips?
          Thanks a lot!

        • Seamus Warren says:

          My attempt to use the Aperture import plugin is stalling.

          “Number of image/video files” and “Disk space required” fields remain “.

          The import button remains greyed out.

  11. Dominic Adshead says:

    Very Kindly someone removed my last comment and with no support at weekends and an error every time I try and post to the forum I am relisting my problem here

    Every time I try and use the importer I get this error

    An internal error has occurred.
    [string “Import.lua”]:1043: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)

    I have tried uninstalling all adobe software and reinstalling.
    I have restarted my mac on multiple occasions (yosemite beta 6 in case anyone asks)
    I have created new preferences files in LR
    I have created new LR libraries
    I have tried using different iPhoto / aperture libraries (I have multiple already)

    Nothing seems to work

    Iphoto 9.6 (910.29)

    Aperture 3.6 – 500021000000000.3 –
    Digital Camera Raw 6.00 – Build 761.5
    Digital Camera Raw Support 6000 – Build 136.1

    Lightroom 5.6 – 977575 – Creative Cloud

    Aperture/Iphoto Importer – 1.0.987068

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Kind Regards
    Dom

    • Tom Lee says:

      Hi Dom,
      I saw same problem.
      I guess we have some none-English characters somewhere in the library. And the plugin can not deal with that.
      [string “Import.lua”]:1026: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)
      Here is the content of log:
      2014-10-25 10:58:00 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)

  12. Robert Dilworth says:

    Worked almost with 100% success fo iPhoto. Less successful with Aperture. Copied and migrated Project and Album structure, but some folders empty, jammed at around50%, now repeatedly chokes at 27%. Any similar experiences from fellow users? Any suggestions please? Thank you. Robert

    • Chet says:

      There should be a LibraryImporter.log (plain text) file in your Documents folder.

      The last few (~50) lines of that file might reveal something about what’s going on. (If you double-click this file, it will likely open in the Console application, and you should be able to copy lines out of that.)

      Can you post what you see at the end of that file here?

  13. Berthold says:

    I tried to import my photos from Aperture to Lightroom using Adobe’s tool with no success. Every time I try the import stalls after about 25-27% complete. Is there a way to resume such a stalled import or do I have to start all over from scratch (only to end up with another stall …)?

    • kevin bleicher says:

      I’m getting similar but at a different percentage. It’s when I hit 15,999 items in my ‘Lightroom Masters’ folder, however, which seems to be set at a hard limit. Same for you, or coincidence?

      • Chet says:

        This problem should be resolved in the latest posted version of the plug-in above.

        http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/files/2014/11/aperture_iphoto_importer.zip

        • Berthold says:

          After installing the latest version of the plug-in I was able to import 13 out of my 15 Aperture libriries into LR. However, 2 will not work and I get the following error message :

          “Failed to obtain image version information from Aperture library”

          That’s what the importer log records:

          Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
          File “/Users/admin/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
          result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
          File “/Users/admin/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
          masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
          File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
          if b.startswith(‘/’):
          AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  14. Levent says:

    I have LR CC and I tried many times and was unable to load the plug-in. I used the manual instructions above for perpetual users and it worked! Many Thanks!!!

  15. Jill says:

    Disappointed in Aperture importer for Lightroom. Got the following error message [string “Import.lua”]:1043: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)

  16. Nigel Chatfield says:

    Installed effortlessly. Opened without incident. Import options set.
    Nothing.
    Never gets beyond 0% imported.

    Suggestions please!

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      If you are having trouble with the Aperture Import Plugin hanging partway through the process, we need some additional information from you. In your Documents folder you should have a file created called Library Importer.Log created during the process. This is a text file that describes what happens during the install

      If you can copy and paste the last 100 lines of this file (NOT THE ENTIRE FILE) here for us to review hopefully we can get you an answer shortly.

      • Nigel Chatfield says:

        Finally sprang into life and then took over two days to import 13% at which point I was compelled to abandon the import.

        Here’s the last few lines of the import log – any advice would be welcome!

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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid sH5BTeEtQ+K09as74Xe+pw and name Corsica 2010
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid SiSGU+HRQ4WZx1DQ7fGbLw and name Shingle Street
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid sMYjYLtnSx+wmLTZMoDHhg and name Cornwall
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid SokdzZOpTFGv+CjMBB+9qQ and name Suffolk
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid su4C9cSkSfWasfTzyz0EVg and name Boulogne 1989
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid sUC3WvEBQo28CyBOrOprRA and name Village on the ridge
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid SwK7uzksQRCfcCSWrf2N3A and name Sussex Coast
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid SxBAiLSJR6uhefQ8M0XJVg and name Crete 2009
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid t2bmS4CqRQa1gj4zJ8dHkA and name Folkestone
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid T2CDNqKxSBmI5wSDl7lhTw and name The Manchester Omnibus
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tEyc%WRbToi+JDVYIBTE3A and name I didn’t do it…
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tlqJUtLURxuNV3t7AA83Kw and name Deeply Vale
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tn54SnP2TjS7fK%ynmgEDQ and name Commuting Mar 14, 2012
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tQCT8Zh+SH6goV1dvFTcIw and name Boughton Monchelsea
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid trashAlbum and name Trash
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tsUrTFcQRoWtuEYks1vM3A and name Youth not beauty
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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid u5GrwGexS3uwwZMi12qu4A and name Pylons
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Ub9aZvdJTl6qYEga4qp5MQ and name Amsterdam
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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Ui+UnSlWQZyyMguwkuoUpw and name Stagecoach
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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid UVIDus9rRNWU%ck8Ml69Ww and name Geneaology
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid UyszmV3GQQCZVDyeS9MWeg and name Along the Thames
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid UZBU7yQQSxKdsM6rqNbtuA and name Eltham cameraphone
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid uzyRInPJQ4uyEWuXfKtvzQ and name Whitstable
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid videosOnlyAlbum and name Videos
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid voDQXT3xQf6nJY4S12EqbQ and name Photo: Pauline Murphy
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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid vQhgjCmGRVWrhcKLGcs1Vw and name Favourites
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid vqSBC463Ra6PavZMi8Cp5A and name Boro’line Maidstone
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid VvwljEK5STWycY0wJDNY2A and name Corsica 2006
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid VweR7QVQQxipf4DY+HFyDg and name Snow
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid W%AImuXuQMaMamW6m6IAQA and name Dungeness on a bike
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid w7c8tkIhSTGHNJ4v8Go5Ow and name Porto-Vecchio
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid w8FmWE8eTxm3xyGrz6sJ%w and name More tales from the Dales
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wcHN07YQQsWlKoufGhl2fQ and name Showbus 2002
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        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wUboWYCnR1aufcFoT+Fdeg and name Thames Barrier
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Ww0ri8RBSzW9VGl5%LmsOA and name Kent
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wZBxhv+YR2uZG4g%iDpF9g and name United States
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid X6NecnPoS7e85dksXhEPNg and name Captain Crump: Guardian of the Galaxy
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XAgmAdeDQl+Yp95lSV8n6g and name Showbus 1999
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xB1xArEAQ0eMyPr10z0w2Q and name Yorkshire
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xdpD8S+VQxilrSHpyf4iNg and name I’ve suffered for my art, now it’s your turn.
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xeroy4OORnyoqYJT%Pn6Iw and name Woolwich Ferry
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XGgik6XEQ1SdFWLmp5dBVw and name Travels with my BlackBerry
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XiVIoIT+QNuwcrYEr%wx6w and name Friends
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xjNWp123S0OpuhO78qBohg and name Mum at 95
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xKpBhkepS%uHMVqYN1s1rg and name Lola and Sparky
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XLxi5itESFm1SdetlrZAiA and name Cuckmere Haven
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xMzcyPzFSYauAtqD%4RkJA and name Lola and Sparky
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xnqQe+YlRdOWXLpwRp6KqQ and name Mobile Uploads
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XnXL+3JtRLSI+HYu1k0%LA and name Devon
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Xo8N7RcpRoGRyZLHnhRGjw and name Sibling rivalry
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xoDsw87LRbaZQvauqAcwWw and name Crete in Winter
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xSU6cxKQS1miOKSF1hZJcQ and name RT50
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XWB6Z7eIS2CJptR48mIkew and name Cumbria 2010
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Xx8UCjAJQbCJIE+HRErh8A and name Home
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid XXgrky4NT6eyjmJ4cisdUA and name Trans-Pennine Pub Crawl
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xzwwt2QTSTGESMYsaOTeDA and name Commuting
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Y6+9M87TSx2Rs2OJtizxuQ and name Ferrets Queens Head
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yCFuJHySQ0aeSXl54ghTSA and name Hop Kilns
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ycNWhd62RyCKmE6F%ZcheA and name Cuba
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yE43QjbXS8KQhlkOjvNmWg and name Shepway & District
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid YPKenxILRAOusUGU4aBQdg and name Dover Harbour 1989
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yRC387XZRyyawZhWi5JTyw and name Crosville
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ySqLZcXjSV2KuMbNKc7uiw and name Through the porthole
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yVfxL+gTSOOhZGMQajVQ+Q and name Stockholm
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid YWkwCPcHSg6SHiphuYdcvA and name Leslie
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Z60qvUqrR%+To+V+60sucA and name Mum
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zbX5JYE6RTa6h4VgptwXRg and name Durnsford Road
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Zet7H7j0SQeGz%iCbHTUSQ and name United Counties
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zg26YHfLSo+dnJ3mN3d40g and name Hangover Generation
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zjGvlihAQl6WXVZXb%bVsQ and name M&D 100
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zmntlOTtRcyXLpb+C9Ttug and name Sunday in the Country
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ZotLJBQKQ+CNyoPoiBZVGw and name Photo Stream (1)
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zTZD9kMQSY+sFVuhDO%tDA and name Hounslow 2009-05-24
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zW+z+ew0SHu+JBLDV0otBQ and name Fiddler’s Reach
        2014-10-20 07:12:26 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: My Photo Stream, uuid: RKPhotostreamFolder
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
        2014-10-20 07:12:27 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
        2014-10-20 07:15:44 +0000, INFO Failed to import master photo /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/Pictures/Lightroom Masters/2010/07/2010-07-07/video.mov with error An unknown error has occurred while reading the video file. Connecting to Dynamic Link server failed.
        2014-10-20 07:28:13 +0000, INFO Failed to import master photo /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/Pictures/Lightroom Masters/2010/09/2010-09-24/MVI_1410.AVI with error AgImportSession.addOnePhotoToLibrary: failed to import photo
        2014-10-20 19:46:02 +0000, INFO Failed to import master photo /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/Pictures/Lightroom Masters/2006/05/2006-05-15/CORS_06 013.jpg with error AgImportSession.addOnePhotoToLibrary: failed to import photo
        2014-10-21 07:33:43 +0000, INFO Failed to import master photo /Volumes/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/Pictures/Lightroom Masters/2007/09/2007-09-18/Sicily 2007 002.jpg with error canReadFile: dng_error_bad_format

      • T says:

        I got this:


        2015-01-06 19:25:54 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "/Applications/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py", line 350, in
        result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], 'utf-8' ) )
        File "/Applications/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py", line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
        masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, 'Masters', row[ 2 ] )
        File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py", line 75, in join
        if b.startswith('/'):
        AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'

  17. Max says:

    Really annoyed by yet another failing adobe fix.

    An internal error has occurred.[string “Import.lua”]:1043: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)

  18. David Bowdler says:

    Just bought Lightroom. Installed the plugin as above. Created new catalog.

    The plugin hangs at 24%. Deleted the catalog and retried … same problem.

    Disappointing introduction to Adobe software! Can you please fix this? I can send diagnostics if an engineer contacts me on the email given above.

    Here’s hoping Adobe software quality improves so I can use my new product.

    Latest versions of all software and running Yosemite on iMac with 16Gb memory and tons of room on HD.

  19. David Bowdler says:

    btw, system information is here:

    Lightroom version: 5.6 [974614]
    License type: Perpetual
    Operating system: Mac OS 10
    Version: 10.10 [0]
    Application architecture: x64
    Logical processor count: 8
    Processor speed: 3.4 GHz
    Built-in memory: 16384.0 MB
    Real memory available to Lightroom: 16384.0 MB
    Real memory used by Lightroom: 2164.5 MB (13.2%)
    Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 4790.8 MB
    Memory cache size: 3842.2 MB
    Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
    Displays: 1) 2560×1440

    Application folder: /Applications
    Library Path: /Volumes/Drobo/Adobe Lightroom/Adobe Lightroom Catalog/Adobe Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
    Settings Folder: /Users/davidbowdler/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom

    Installed Plugins:
    1) Aperture/iPhoto Importer Plug-in
    2) Behance
    3) Canon Tether Plugin
    4) Facebook
    5) Flickr
    6) Leica Tether Plugin
    7) Nikon Tether Plugin

    Config.lua flags: None

    AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 512
    AudioDeviceName: Built-in Output
    AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2
    AudioDeviceSampleRate: 44100
    Build: Uninitialized
    CoreImage: true
    GL_ACCUM_ALPHA_BITS: 0
    GL_ACCUM_BLUE_BITS: 0
    GL_ACCUM_GREEN_BITS: 0
    GL_ACCUM_RED_BITS: 0
    GL_ALPHA_BITS: 8
    GL_BLUE_BITS: 8
    GL_DEPTH_BITS: 24
    GL_GREEN_BITS: 8
    GL_MAX_3D_TEXTURE_SIZE: 16384
    GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE: 16384
    GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS: 8
    GL_MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS: 16384,16384
    GL_RED_BITS: 8
    GL_RENDERER: AMD Radeon HD 6970M OpenGL Engine
    GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION: 1.20
    GL_STENCIL_BITS: 8
    GL_VENDOR: ATI Technologies Inc.
    GL_VERSION: 2.1 ATI-1.28.29
    GL_EXTENSIONS: GL_ARB_color_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_clamp GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_ARB_draw_instanced GL_ARB_fragment_program GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_framebuffer_object GL_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB GL_ARB_half_float_pixel GL_ARB_half_float_vertex GL_ARB_imaging GL_ARB_instanced_arrays GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_multitexture GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_point_sprite GL_ARB_provoking_vertex GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_ARB_shadow GL_ARB_shadow_ambient GL_ARB_sync GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_texture_compression GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_env_combine GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_texture_float GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_texture_rg GL_ARB_transpose_matrix GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra GL_ARB_vertex_blend GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_window_pos GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_bindable_uniform GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint GL_EXT_debug_label GL_EXT_debug_marker GL_EXT_draw_buffers2 GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB GL_EXT_geometry_shader4 GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters GL_EXT_gpu_shader4 GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_float GL_EXT_provoking_vertex GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_secondary_color GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_stencil_two_side GL_EXT_stencil_wrap GL_EXT_texture_array GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_integer GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp GL_EXT_texture_rectangle GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode GL_EXT_timer_query GL_EXT_transform_feedback GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra GL_APPLE_aux_depth_stencil GL_APPLE_client_storage GL_APPLE_element_array GL_APPLE_fence GL_APPLE_float_pixels GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range GL_APPLE_flush_render GL_APPLE_object_purgeable GL_APPLE_packed_pixels GL_APPLE_pixel_buffer GL_APPLE_rgb_422 GL_APPLE_row_bytes GL_APPLE_specular_vector GL_APPLE_texture_range GL_APPLE_transform_hint GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object GL_APPLE_vertex_array_range GL_APPLE_vertex_point_size GL_APPLE_vertex_program_evaluators GL_APPLE_ycbcr_422 GL_ATI_blend_equation_separate GL_ATI_blend_weighted_minmax GL_ATI_separate_stencil GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3 GL_ATI_texture_float GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_conditional_render GL_NV_depth_clamp GL_NV_fog_distance GL_NV_light_max_exponent GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_NV_texture_barrier GL_SGI_color_matrix GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp GL_SGIS_texture_lod

  20. David Bowdler says:

    Here’s my log data:

    2014-10-21 12:35:32 +0000, INFO album with uuid ZvjC7K2DSSiEar8fUp6BnQ and name 27 Aug 2009
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid +3y0BWJqS7WOzM6xhyFAlA and name Stromness
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid +GA2hBxHQ%Sb47Y5YEDkEQ and name Western Road
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 17hS+pkiTNyASF6mFgA4Cg and name 2013 December Orkney Sunrise
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 1W0fZ3xQR%CeIgox4Meqcw and name Sailing practice with Magnus and Joey
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 235PRDcJTpmwF0PSpgj+1w and name Cornwall Road
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 26CLK8SoR2CWFk6KNra%MA and name Canada hilites
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 2b65Jrb5QIq5KmSrIhgSLA and name 1310 Santander to Portsmouth
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 2gTY0WiRSb6x5%ASr5GHfw and name 2012 October Fraserburgh
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 2la31xxyRj6OZ7aI76O2+g and name 0510 Tata to Tafraoute
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 2MbT5AItR0C0O3mcS8bNjQ and name 2013 January Orkney
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 2xyfzzUORRe16qs%Lunyyg and name Kirkwall
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 4A0C621E-C1CA-41A3-9550-EDFEEDFAEB34 and name Martin Bowdler
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 4BW3HGClTe2s1heB3VHbCQ and name 0910 Marrakesh to Tarifa
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 4r4WDwweRpmYxIN6Yen9Dg and name 2009 Kirkwall Cathedral
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 5JkE9tXPTc+zVn4axhMCSw and name Morocco trip
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 72157643883259245 and name Cambridge
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 72157644146905571 and name Andaxi!
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 72157644221167692 and name Bike trips
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 769C27AE-D0E4-4D8C-B60D-7A014C0002AB and name Fastrak x
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 7ad6kXDzST6Hyp3eGwBGfw and name 3009 Tarifa to Chefchouen
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 7knVB0F5QR+syxNRKFHIOQ and name 1110 Montanchez to Medina del Campo
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 7YTh7GeXSmal5TH3TUPnzA and name Canadian Rockies
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 8+H%+I8SRou+WBZlV9ZujA and name Yoles
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 88L5x2h8Q6Skp1auA71BIg and name Westray
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 8GGMQbSISZSQkrT87LRncg and name 2009 December Winter Snowstorm
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 8IBJLYoPQyyQ3IyBwUCcyQ and name Porcupine Tree
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 9KHAsuLZQkiGaVu9P1Hsog and name 17 Church Road
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid 9zfVzowKRCmuv5elYervOQ and name Mobile Uploads
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid a2jhVFJRQ%WwoKuZhVqTOg and name 2011 October Halloween Party
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid A5A993ED-1183-471A-9317-2DE3D3649F72 and name Girvan
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid B4dAWdfnQgOoZBC0hzlKTA and name Donna Morocco Trip
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ba9s9at+ThGcUGP87qgkHw and name Morocco hilights
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid BxK5W%RISyK+d2ajIZTnBw and name 0610 Tafraoute to Taroudant
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid CBVzckThRmmzv8stTal8sA and name Cambridge
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid cBzX7ckZQSqqOq5CgnWYgg and name 2012 July Pentland Skerries
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid cTam+XCgTAyCUVX0YG1dtw and name 2309 Keswick to Beaulieu
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid DBI5oBOIRMCNXQGPAHcIpA and name Bowdler family photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid dkPnkOvkR%KgVZSkOTIRaQ and name 2009 December Solstice
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid DLAWz0%3RliuaflOsLkU1g and name Rockies Ice
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid dzr2OlRpTk6c8Q+x9lZ+nQ and name 23 Church Road
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid e08f8252-eeb1-4746-b211-c33db5944934 and name Bowdler family photo archive
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Ef1l%70uR%mpQo2cp2TOPw and name 2809 Santander to Medina del Campo
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid EJ93%qhhSK+ZkIvsWuK0Fw and name Black and White
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid eo4HZ%cVStOHaYofyAfDWA and name Leica R6.2 Scans
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid FAFT77f7R2S8tbkQJLo5yw and name Favourite photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid FI9ZUBvjTdCmdql%Qncq2A and name 1009 Morocco 5 *
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid FqO9JskARVuxTcSq1p9baQ and name 2014 May RNLI Girvan to Stromness
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Gd4UGcTMQ3mtakYt9eD%RQ and name 0210 Azrou to Merzouga
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid gQMyUQ5pSWimVtb7n4ANhg and name Sailing in Hoxa Sound
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid gyNuMc+xSWq8DEtGg2O5Fg and name 2011 January Lady Rose maiden voyage
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid haGlF2qeQ1O1aA9etRoSPA and name A fine day in Scapa Flow
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid HSHFWnS4Tw6ru+QRHNdxaQ and name Andaxi launch and trip home
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid HUvHRmoKRBKfVPxJEEa%dw and name Saffron and Sara sailing
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid InCF8qjPQSGcpLyJvsJfVg and name Greep
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid inTheLastMonthAlbum and name In the Last Month
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid inTheLastWeekAlbum and name In the Last Week
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ip3aQ1PyQnOvVMdbV3nHIw and name Orkney Sailing pics
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ix7MUQXkRnKxR18LMi37kQ and name Andaxi North Sails
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid jVNOsKQZRy2jFGtc+D1kRA and name All Houses
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid jXqr91eDS%mEXGn%0VwOVQ and name Westray
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid K%XibNqLR22av96GSj0e1g and name Leica M8 photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid KDoJGYGeQ0CqldgB7vNbqQ and name Racing!
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid kGTsyJiATJy8v5APrXiAzQ and name 1610 Scrabster
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid kIMi%WvfQfOYaku5ESYzsA and name 2012 July Pentland Skerries
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid kK0BelaRSn6MsoJ%hgwJCw and name 0410 Tifoultoute to Tata
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid KQvcYCW1Rxmrzf3VuKBdUA and name 2011 Stromness Tall Ships hilights
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid l+5J%6vuTJSYxNsKGug0Ig and name In the Last 6 Months
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid L1ruzKa9T9uzWiDVWWJ31w and name In the Last 12 Months
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid l286ErwrQpys%DBlIv%VUg and name 1210 Medina del Campo to Santander
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Leea549YSyCGNXM%lzeBpg and name 2011 Stromness Tall Ships
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid LeSUq%oDTMGHXW7%2Kg9HQ and name Rockies Ice selection
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid LFX0l2oVRBqIRREXY%d9JA and name Leica M9 photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lHpzkTxoQVGlCtKF9GOIAg and name Bowdler family photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid LpucywwMR0y4uZH5a90jZg and name 1010 Tarifa to Montanchez
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid m58lzSl1Qv6VJk7QVOMNAw and name Cambridge Videos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid MC50vchwSRC3XY6SkRMVVA and name 2709 Plymouth to Santander
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid MDwrPZ+7Q9GTC2B50jxo8g and name 2013 Yoles
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid mHJAp09gT9GiLyGfU78Mpg and name Morocco Bike Trip
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid MqA3L8HqSbGdjQkEqJZJLQ and name 0310 Merzouga to Tifoultoute
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid MqvOL%YfSLi8Gt26a24pqA and name Orkney, Christmas day
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid MyJ1HpAjQ1m0IQDEb6eDIg and name Stromness
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid N1093txpT++gnjJUT915+w and name Orkney and Stromness
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid N4TYcb5QQnigaBM98RbJGw and name Racing!
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Nieb03rURvKZW7ZhNi9wrw and name 2011 North Sea 1000 Race Public
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid oapPCPIrQl6ZfpZv74gS6w and name Kirkwall
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid OJCajn3cRKauX9t2fY2pnQ and name 2011 Orkney Blues Festival
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid onbiYa9uTYy3VtNZ0KFktg and name Jane Bowdler 80th
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid oRDrKrgkTPedR+I9TCwBVw and name 0110 Chefchouen to Azrou
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid OvAQaOzQQaCkeg3Ft98qgg and name 2409 Beaulieu
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid OYI6IVtpS2arnv44cPcZKg and name 2011 Orkney Blues Festival
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid P1PjyFSDTBeBq8mee2c51g and name Breezy evening
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Pa6pR+MuQDeM4X3M5EF7xg and name 2209 Orkney to Keswick
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Photostream-126150167 and name Photo Stream
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid q3ubQxtsSQqaigmq5K569A and name Ian Richardson Yole building photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid qJOVOBkZQjGncoZpof%QEA and name 0710 Taroudant to Marrakesh
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid QJr+V1czSgyn4T6sxCw+og and name Andaxi Pics
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid QlsUL1FCTJW5eVcmLpxjKg and name RNLI Lifeboat pictures
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Rb9Q%7c1Q%2BXdm5ZV%AQg and name Andaxi launch and trip home
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rejectedAlbum and name Rejected
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rotationAlbum and name Pending Rotation
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rQOBvW4zQ7mecBoDeKWgXQ and name 2011 Stromness Tall Ships (1)
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid RS9KjVrxRq2ADl%4qofRvA and name Morocco any *
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rSUgic+ZTc6EZ6ykHxDH9g and name 2011 September Beach Race
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid s7xvL8jyScC7OEiJu1Uwnw and name 1410 Beaulieu
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid sb4GOHVSQSCEJtRYA0d5Tg and name Yoles
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid sFqIc53BRRq9C6leAj0JMQ and name September sail with Barbara Bailey
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid TbzT9e8ET3mlLF3fpjI0Og and name 20130227 Fraserburgh Paint Trip
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid THDAj9NFRtq5VRVyaQw0+w and name 2011 1000 Mile Doublehanded Race
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid tIaiAk2%QQqTBnPKLA7TxA and name A day sail in Scapa Flow
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid trashAlbum and name Trash
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid TS4zuZqcTfGMQjsl1iShPg and name Bike trips
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid TwXWQTtmTLeSL445gdDQfQ and name 2909 Medina del Campo to Tarifa
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid TzTgtZKjTySBjYDTI4kzrw and name Girvan to Stromness lifeboat trip
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid u4HqYmH%TSqKh7qVoOnBIQ and name 2009 Andaxi
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid UXSGF28tQBGpbE74PfGlrw and name Stromness Paint
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid v1VRH6RHQfKfSAf+8bISxQ and name Orkney Blues Festival
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid vePL2pQ4QGyaLFPHzSUt%A and name Skye 2014
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid videosOnlyAlbum and name Videos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid w2LirDXCRleev+HoWid9rg and name 2014 April Kenny
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wBPWYNVcQgGMxUF3+DKn3A and name Favourite photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid WHp8HCq3SQandOzLCtr9DA and name 2012 July Pentland Skerries_1
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wi69Mey%S9ivbxyzeUu5pg and name 2012 March Stromness View from Church Spire
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid wo4deHnASr6IugE8zcFT1g and name 28 October 2011
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid WVHJ0EnLSPWsxejh5uPFPw and name 2009 December Glasgow Skye Ben Nevis
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid xTAdhDcCQMOUYhiOSYJgFg and name 2012 February Skye Mountains
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yrII+c5RQkmn7FaceQnQ+w and name Hundred Way
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yRoHeu+5RL21iQEPMzGwAQ and name 0810 Marrakesh
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid Yt0uWwX4SI+W0lTHg7MapQ and name 2009 Morocco trip map
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid yvdjwjzeSySSChREtTGe0g and name 2013 March Barbara Moto-X
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zKeif3kmQpyDFyctCkS5xw and name 2009 Orkney Sailing
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid zTzLZQarQ4WXYrMkRZjNNg and name Photos
    2014-10-21 12:35:41 +0000, INFO folder with uuid ZvjC7K2DSSiEar8fUp6BnQ and name 27 Aug 2009
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: My Photo Stream, uuid: RKPhotostreamFolder
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelAlbums, uuid: TopLevelAlbums
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
    2014-10-21 12:35:42 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
    2014-10-21 12:36:32 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2009/08/26/20090826-170651/3yu+BtLcTPqGNYg7JyCmRw/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:36:32 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2009/08/26/20090826-170651/ypz+lrnDSHuyUZrtl4ewWA/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:36:59 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/bgdIlIdPTDWcH6LFdJhR%g/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:37:07 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000648.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:07 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000648.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:13 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000534.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:13 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000534.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:40 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000558.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:40 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000558.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:41 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000542.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:41 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2009/10/17/20091017-102608/L1000542.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:45 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/1009 Morocco trip Leica/2009-10-08 at 10-35-15.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:37:45 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/1009 Morocco trip Leica/2009-10-08 at 10-35-15.DNG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:38:15 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-115614/2D7L700BREWInyPwNcL61Q/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:16 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-115614/gxqbyUV8TumD6tvP%GF3Xg/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:18 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-115614/T1Rp8gvxQfiCl53jvJBm5g/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:19 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-115614/XMe9oeGyTr6NHJwTpz1wCA/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:39 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-150805/ttkaujtzSiK16o3qV7fSEg/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:47 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-153559/coKSIq46S9WBWMa%+sviZQ/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:51 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-153559/sRqOafYPS1WuQ7cd8b%85w/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:38:58 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-161016/OIKrC+xFQ9GPjgpHES1ElQ/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:39:01 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-161016/y6sSz0aqSm2b2S8sTktVlw/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:39:01 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/10/20100210-161016/yIO1SEQsQjGTGRDgzG5HXg/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:39:36 +0000, INFO No version 1 found for /Users/davidbowdler/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Database/Versions/2010/02/13/20100213-163403/vZ5zyNnFSLyutdT2jBZBUA/Master.apmaster
    2014-10-21 12:43:05 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2005 Andaxi launch and delivery/2005-11-21 at 18-44-57 (1).jpg to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:00 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/1963-1966 Bowdler Family Archive/2010-02-10 at 17-07-30 (1).jpg to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:01 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/1963-1966 Bowdler Family Archive/2010-02-10 at 17-05-27 (1).jpg to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:05 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/1963-1966 Bowdler Family Archive/2010-02-10 at 17-09-53 (1).jpg to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:59 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (15).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:59 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (4).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:59 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (22).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:53:59 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (20).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:54:00 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (5).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:54:00 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (13).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:54:00 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (14).JPG to destination directory
    2014-10-21 12:54:01 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/iTunes Media/Aperture Masters/2003 Jim Davey Cuillin/2003-01-01 at 00-00-00 (16).JPG to destination directory

  21. Oz says:

    That’s nice now how about fixing the issue of LR 5.6 running so slooooow. It is almost useless on deadline shoots

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      There aren’t wide-spread reports of slower performance with LR 5.6. You may have a system specific issue. Can you share us details of what is slow and how slow it is? What specs your system has? Maybe we can get to the bottom of what is affecting you?

  22. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Never thought Adobe would come through on this, but here it is. VERY grateful. Will likely jump to Lightroom as soon as I get get the bugs worked out. First nearly successful.

    Creating keywords from faces only creates one “face” keyword per photo. Some photos may have several faces in them. Is this an oversight or bug?

    Thank you.

  23. Ron says:

    I downloaded this link and opened it and found that I could not import from my aperture library. My library is located on an external hd which shows up on the desktop but is grayed out when i tried to open it from the importer. If this can’t work that I won’t be using my lightroom.

  24. bc says:

    I ran the plug-in, which completed. Appx. half my photos were missing, however. The log shows a lot of rotation errors. Reading the log makes me appreciate how complex such a plugin has to be in order to work as a comprehensive migration tool. It’s a good start for Adobe to assist, but I’m going back to basics, with Aperture exports for versions and originals, and into a dated folder structure. I’ll recreate collections manually … not too bad as long as you have the keywords you need.

  25. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Very impressed with the plug-in. Was not able to migrate an Aperture referenced library. It would only copy some photos. Instead needed to connect to a managed library and have Lightroom copy out and create new folders in Finder.

    Still having a problem with Faces. Adobe support, after 30 minutes on the phone, confirmed that it may be a bug that it only creates one tag if more than one face tag exists in Aperture

    New issue: First option to copy previews, and copying them into the new folder does work. However, it seems to exclude them from the library. I expected previews that do exist would be copied in (which they are), but also added to the Lightroom library, AND stacked with the original. The two latter actions don’t seem to be taking place. Anyone else have this issue?

  26. Bill M says:

    Is there a solution coming for the 50% hang problem? I am having that same issue and would like to be able to complete the migration -Thanks

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Perhaps if you could describe “what is slow” and give us some statistics on “how slow it is” and some system specs, we could help you. BTW, it looks like the last two threads you’ve posted are identical posts on two different sites.

      I am always happy to help diagnose slow operating Lightroom installs but I do need good information to do so. What can you tell me about your specific issues?

  27. Tom Lee says:

    Never go further than 0%
    See this in error pop up:
    [string “Import.lua”]:1026: attempt to index local ‘albumInfo’ (a nil value)

    Here is the content of log:
    2014-10-25 10:58:00 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)
    2014-10-25 10:59:04 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)
    2014-10-25 11:00:09 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)
    2014-10-25 11:03:33 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)
    2014-10-25 11:38:26 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode characters in position 2533-2535: ordinal not in range(128)

  28. Barry Needle says:

    After reviewing the comments, it appears the plug-in is not ready for prime time. And if I tried to migrate my Aperture library to Lightroom, and the plug-in actually worked, not retaining all the adjustments made to my photos is a non starter. I don’t want to have to go back and make all the edits again.…thousands of photos. Have I misunderstood something?

  29. Josh says:

    It would be good if the plug-in would remember where it stopped importing last time (or know what it has imported). I haven’t had it reached 100% yet. Each time I have to delete the master folder and restart from the start as the HDD it goes on to doesn’t have enough space to reimport. Therefore the plug-in won’t let me import at all without deleting the library.

  30. Mary Kay says:

    I have been using Lightroom 4/5 for almost a year for new photos but maintaining my old in Aperture. I installed the plugin yesterday and imported my 5300 image Aperture library fast, without any stalling or stopping. I’m running Mavericks on a 2014 iMac with 16GB RAM. The problems began after the import. Many photos only transferred the Aperture master versions, not the adjusted versions. I checked and found both master and versions had the same filename and version or copy name so that wasn’t the issue. I unwittingly allowed import of all my SmugMug galleries, thus a couple thousand duplicates. Many photos that were native landscape orientation imported as portrait. I had spent a solid week tidying up my Aperture library for this process making sure everything was key worded. Those keywords seem to have transferred fine, but somehow it pulled all the old keywords I had deleted from my Aperture keyword list beforehand. Just a tip, before you do this, make sure everything is key worded backwards and forwards. So I guess I’ll delete the Aperture import in Lightroom and stay with Aperture until this process works better. Very disappointed.

  31. Anthony says:

    It took me 5 tries (at least) and some manual importing at the end, but I managed to get all my images from Aperture into Lightroom. My first attempts I was trying to do the copy method AND had it checked to pull in previews. Those always failed at about the 65% mark.

    I decided to to a permissions repair on the Aperture library (hold down Command + Alt and double click the album file to get the dialogue). After this I did a DB repair. Neither of those did anything to help so I went ahead and did a DB rebuild and afterwards went into Aperture and fixed any missing references. After all that, I ran the importer with the only non-default option checked to leave the referenced files where they are (no copying). That finished at 100% and then I went into the error file and found several images that errored out and I imported them manually, also leaving them in their places.

    Pain in the butt, but at least all 15k or so images are now in one place!

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      “…After this I did a DB repair. …” can you describe what exactly you did here? Did you backup your Aperture Library prior to doing this?

  32. Christian says:

    Wow, thanks so much for this, Adobe developers!

    It worked perfectly for my ~30k images library (took some hours). How cool!

  33. Shawn Syverson says:

    Does this migration tool work with Yosemite installed? I am running the latest version of Lightroom and Aperture but Lightroom will not show Aperture or iPhoto libraries. I am following instructions but no luck!

  34. Shawn Syverson says:

    Please disregard my previous question. I followed Victoria Bampton’s directions and now have things working. I guess I was not doing things right. Hehe

  35. Nigel Chatfield says:

    Following my partial import of my Aperture library, I have discovered that the import plugin has placed a substantial number of Aperture keywords as sub-keywords of a single (unrelated) keyword (‘London’). The keyword hierarchies in my Aperture and Lightroom libraries were identical. If I hadn’t backed up my Lightroom catalogue, I really would be quite angry now!

    Adobe are surely missing an opportunity here. There must be many Aperture users such as myself ready and willing to make the transition. However, we seem to have a plugin that has not been tested fully, is not fit for purpose in many instances and in my case, has a destructive impact on catalogues.

  36. Photo enthusiast says:

    Looks like there are three categories of issues. Those having problems installing the plugin via Creative Cloud, encountering fatal errors during the import, and those seeing unexpected results.

    I might be able to speak to the latter. I’m working on some comprehensive tests now, but seem to see varying behavior in what is imported, and what is not.

    The first one may be easy. For those who expect to see “finished” or “adjusted” photos in Aperture, remember a few things. First, you need to select the option to migrate them. Second, only Aperture knows how to apply Aperture’s adjustments from a master file. The Lightroom plugin is migrating Aperture “previews” (JPEGs). If you don’t have previews created, you’ll need to create them. If you want previews of some, but not all photos migrated, you’ll need to delete them. But most importantly, make sure you create full-sized previews (setting: “Don’t Limit”) before migrating so you have full-sized Aperture-adjusted images in Lightroom after conversion. (Remember: Lightroom is not going to be able to migrate adjustments to settings in their develop module.)

    For those who are only seeing some files migrated to Lightroom: This seems to be a function of where the master images reside (local vs. network), and whether they are in a managed, unmanaged Aperture library. Not done with my testing, but from what I can tell, most images are “copied” to Lightroom’s master file default location if a “referenced” library is used as a source, or of the “referenced” library is on a network drive. They are more reliably copied out of an Aperture “managed” library. However, it appears you need to migrate from an Aperture “referenced” library in order for the plugin to copy both masters and previews, when the migration plugin option is chosen to copy and stack previews. This is what I’m ultimately after, and was pleased with the result. This will save me countless hours if I can get it to work.

    I’m a beginner Lightroom user and not sure if I’m grasping all the moving parts or consequences, but trial an error seem to be paying off.

    I’ve had limited success, but what seems to still remain, is that only one “face” from Aperture is tagged per photo in photos with more than one “face” assigned.

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      40,000 photo import completed! Very impressed, but I’ll at least wait for an update for faces processing before making a final attempt.

      The plugin managed to import all but 200 photos. I found them by using the synchronize folder option after the migration. Can’t determine why they were not imported. Some were CR2s, some JPEG, but mostly TIFFS. They imported after the synchronize folder procedure.

      Synchronize also detected several “missing” files. Forums point to a problem going back to LR3 that hasn’t been fixed. Find missing files doesn’t report anything missing.

      Lightroom does a good job of stacking images, but you don’t see stacks in collections.

      The faces tagging doesn’t work yet (one face per photo). And many of my keywords were scrambled. Several of the faces were put down at root level, and several faces were listed in more than one area in the keywords section. Checked in Aperture, there was just one face by that name in the UI.

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      Adobe: Is this where we should be reporting problems with the plugin? Support won’t take my call (14 days into an evaluation). And the forums seem void of activity.

      Any plans to update the plugin soon?

      • Rikk Flohr says:

        Photo Enthusiast: the Plugin was updated yesterday. Have you tried it yet?

        • Photo Enthusiast says:

          RIck,

          Downloaded the new version and ran on a subset of my library. Verified installation using the Plugin Manager. In this case, I ran a conversion selecting all options. All but one image was “referenced” in the Aperture library.

          No apparent change with Faces behavior. I thought I found one photo with two face keywords for three people, but can’t find it again. 40 or so other images with two or more faces in Aperture, have only one “face” keyword in Lightroom. Also, about 5% of face tags wind up as a root keyword, whereas the rest correctly land under “Faces from Aperture”.

          Other keyword behavior does appear to be improved, in that non-face keywords seem to land in the appropriate hierarchy.

          Ran my first test determining what previews are and are not copied into and stacked in Lightroom. Appears that only HALF of Aperture previews are copied over, and appears that that keywords are NOT applied to Aperture previews.

          • Photo Enthusiast says:

            Ran another test. Had different behavior during the second round with the new plugin, with all options checked, and running against an Aperture library with referenced images.

            PREVIEWS
            Still testing outcomes, but I was mistaken about my comment before. Aperture creates previews for all raw files and for ADJUSTED JPEGs and TIFFs. Aperture apparently does not create previews for NON-ADJUSTED TIFFs and JPEGs. Hence, the previews were not copied. Aperture doesn’t make it easy to see when previews exist, and when they don’t. So I did file searches before and after.

            FACES
            Still an issue here. This time, Lightroom still generates one face keyword per raw file, but this time it CORRECTLY generated multiple face keywords for the same Aperture preview JPEG.

            KEYWORDING
            Keywording is different between previews and raw files. Non-face keywording works as expected for raw files, but not for Aperture preview JPEGs. The preview JPEG seems to suffer with keywords. The child, parent, and child/parent combo all seem to appear as keywords in the preview JPEG, whereas only the child keywords appear in the master (correct behavior). However, this only seems to occur in JPEG previews of other Aperture modified JPEGs, not in original JPEGs or JPEG previews from raw files.

            Thanks again for all your work on this!

          • Photo Enthusiast says:

            PREVIEWS
            Looks like the plugin is missing copying over half of previews. I ran a test on 1100 photos. All photos were selected and previews deleted. 82 photos were selected, and small previews were generated. Verified that, indeed, 82 previews existed in the Aperture library.

            Migrated using the new plugin. Searched to find all JPEGs with _Aperture_preview.jpg appended. Only found 31 images. Some of the previews were side by side others that did not copy. I can’t find a reason why they did not copy.

            Here’s and entry from the log:
            Failed to copy /Volumes/VM Tests/Aperture Referenced Small/Vacation- Japan 2006- Ashi/IMG_8250.JPG to destination directory

            Some preview files that did not copy show in the log, but most do not.

          • Kent says:

            Regarding the issue of Previews not being transferred over to Lightroom properly, have you renamed a lot of your Aperture Version
            Names?

            In my limited but frustrating testing prior to moving my entire Aperture Library over, I noticed some Previews were not being imported by LR. Upon further inspection, the common thread between all of the non-imported Previews was that they shared the same Version Name with at least one other image in the project.

            I believe Aperture uses the filename as the Version Name by default, but it can be changed and in many cases I renamed my Version Names to something generic for similar images. For example, I had three images with the Version Name “Backyard” and only the Preview from one of them was imported by LR.

            I went back to my Aperture Library, used Metadata > “Batch Change…” and renamed the Version Names to “Original File Name” (I had to create a new preset for this using the “Edit” item in the drop down menu). After changing the Version Names to filenames, each Version Name was now unique and upon running the LR import plug-in again it brought in all of the Previews!

            I’m curious if this solves your issues as well or if the plug-in is ignoring your Previews for some other reason?

  37. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Thanks Rick. I did not see it, but looked earlier yesterday. Will give the update a whirl today.

  38. Tom Lee says:

    Still see problem. However, this time is better.
    At least we know which file.
    Hopefully Adobe can fix this soon.

    2014-11-06 05:02:24 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Users/shanboli/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/aperture_iphoto_importer-3.lrplugin/python/albums.py”, line 149, in
    readAlbumInfo( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ), unicode( sys.argv[ 2 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Users/shanboli/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/aperture_iphoto_importer-3.lrplugin/python/albums.py”, line 132, in readAlbumInfo
    xmlAlbums = readAlbumDataXml( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Users/shanboli/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/aperture_iphoto_importer-3.lrplugin/python/albums.py”, line 65, in readAlbumDataXml
    plist = plistlib.readPlist( xmlPath )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 78, in readPlist
    rootObject = p.parse(pathOrFile)
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 406, in parse
    parser.ParseFile(fileobj)
    ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 27811, column 11

  39. Paul Mellors says:

    Having some problems importing from aperture.
    Plug in version is 1.0.989918 (This is what I am getting from the links on this page).
    I have broken up my aperture lib into several smaller libraries. But some are shown has undetermined number of images, when attempting to import these I get “Failed to obtain image version information from….”

    Very small libraries have imported ok, but this is now taking a frustrating amount of time.

    Paul

  40. Paul says:

    I love being able to push a button and have lots of things happen as a result and was glad to use this plug. ONe question I have is why is it so very slow. I did a test on a small lirbrary 500+ images and had to leave it over night. I cant imagine letting it loose on the 35,430 images on my main library. What is the most efficient way to move the mother load?

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      Paul,

      Should not take that long for that many images. I think I can get through 1500 test images in 10-15 minutes. Split being between 50% JPEG “masters”, and 50% 22 megapixel images.

      However, I’m running on an SSD Mac Pro with 32GB of RAM. That said, Lightroom doesn’t seem overly system taxing, and barely dents my CPU, memory, and disk throughput.

      I ran a test conversion of 45,000 images on a virtual machine with 8GB of RAM and 2 cores on a USB 3.0 attached disk with encryption. Think it took 18 hours or so.

      Definitely troubleshoot your issue before. (Library/permissions repair, test library, and perhaps describe your system OS level, hardware, etc.) But whatever the case, expect to spend time learning Lightroom beforehand. If your income depends on processing images, you’ll need to split your workflow for a few weeks.

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      One other comment:
      Make sure you keep testing. Even the updated plug-in does not do all that it advertises yet. If you care about faces, the new version does not keyword master images correctly (it does the previews). Keywords are not copied consistently. And only 1/3 of previews are copied in my tests. See my posts above for more information. If you’re fine with what it doesn’t do yet, go ahead with the conversion. Just remember, there’s no do-over once you adopt your old Aperture images into your new Lightroom catalog.

  41. Peter Randall says:

    All these comments make me reluctant to try any migration, especially since I’ll have to learn another program. What about waiting until “Phptos,” perhaps it and PS will be adequate for all of us unhappy Aperture users?

  42. Peter Randall says:

    Not excited to have to learn another program. Wondering if the new PHOTOS and PS will solve the problem for us unhappy Aperture users.

  43. Paul Mellors says:

    I have eventually got my library across to Lightroom after breaking Aperture library into small segment. However I have in excess of 3500 files which show ! and photo is missing.

    They appear to have not copied across to the lightroom folder on my hdd. Files are def in Aperture library. These were identified after doing a build smart preview.
    There doesn’t appear to be an obvious way to find these missing files. Manually moving them is not an ideal solution.

    Any help appreciated.
    Paul

  44. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Paul,

    I wonder if part of your photos are managed, and others are referenced. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, this may help:
    http://www.lifeafterphotoshop.com/managed-vs-referenced-files-in-aperture/

    All “original”, “managed” files (originals stored within the library package) are copied over to the folder specified with the plug-in. Depending what option you choose, “original” “referenced” files are either copied over to that same folder, or they are left in place.

    Perhaps the images that did not make it over were referenced files, and you left them in place in the option selection? Was your drive with these images disconnected? If you did several batches, could you have not selected the same options each time?

    Find a file or two that did not copy over. Look in the log file under ~/Documents. See if you can find what happened.

    Could also try using a program like EasyFind (App Store) to search for the file. Make sure you search in all locations, and turn on the option to search within packages. Is the image in your original library still under /Masters ? is it in one of your piecemeal Aperture library exports? (Not sure which library you said you found it in.)

    Although there are a handful of issues preventing me from converting to Lightroom now, plug-in seems to have correctly handled the copy of all “original” files for me, whether managed or referenced, across a library with tens of thousands of images.

    • Paul Mellors says:

      Thanks for the tips. I have had success now.

      Breaking the Aperture library into smaller sections didn’t help. However, I found a handful of slideshows and an iphoto book that has been in the lib for years. To cut a long story short, I removed these from the aperture library and started again , importing the whole library in one go and created a new LR library. Worked perfectly:-)
      Now I need to learn the different terminology.

      Cheers

      Paul

  45. Ed C. says:

    Thanks Sharad and team for this!

    Any suggestions on how to prepare photos in iPhoto before using the utility to migrate the photos to LR5?
    I’ve been lazy and used iPhoto the past three years when I should have kept on using LR. One of the hazards of buying into it “just works” for Apple products. My iPhoto catalog seems rather bloated.

    I’d like to keep the modified pictures but with all the metatada I have added (faces, gps, keywords, events, and albums. I hope the camera information is transferred too so I can filter by camera and lens. I did notice that some of the dates are off, but that can be an apple/IOS 8.0 problem.

    It would be helpful to have a guide on what to do after the utility is run – duplicate checks, stacking, changing the way we import and process pictures if we are used to using iPhoto, making use of some sort of “photo stream” to have the photos on the mac, iPhone, and iPad devices. Victoria alluded to LR Mobile being able to do something like this, but a step by step tutorial would help.

    I want to completely get rid of iPhoto, but still be able to use the Photostream if possible. Will be upgrading to Yosemite in the next couple of days. Using LR5 standalone with an old version of Photoshop CS5.5. The 2GB limitations worry me in terms of usefulness in using the cloud to keep devices synched up.

    Wrote this at 1am and hope it makes sense. Look forward to seeing you guys soon at another local SF Lightroom User’s Group Meetup. I learn something every time I attend and appreciate everything you do.

    Ed

  46. Mr. G says:

    I’m so sad right now :-/

    I tried and failed with the plugin version 1.0, so when 1.0.1 came out I got excited.
    I tried now with 1.0.1, but it went even worse. First attempt (with 1.0) stopped at 83% I think. This time it stopped at 31%, but for a different reason: “Your system has run out of application memory”. Lightroom was the only app running on my iMac which has 32GB RAM. As you can see in this screenshot:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8z20mkym3nx1dq/Screenshot%202014-11-15%2012.30.46.png?dl=0
    Lightroom is using 45,41GB of RAM!
    And here is the crash:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hffawpm1hp2j1vk/Screenshot%202014-11-15%2012.36.36.png?dl=0
    I tried to hit continue a few times, but it takes seconds for the OS to realise that it’s hopeless.

    My iPhoto Library (which I have used in Aperture the later years) is 1,76TB. It has 103945 photos. I did learn from this attempt that I probably should remove the photostream from my iPhoto library before starting since those photos allready exist inside the Library.

    Why is this so hard? Can maybe Adobe give us some pointers as to how to find useful data about what went wrong so that we can pass on to the developers of this plugin?

  47. Greg Davis says:

    Aperture Importer is still downloading as v1.0.989918 with a date of Oct 31 21:34 though it’s listed as 1.0.1 from where it’s downloaded.
    1. Have you successfully used Aperture Importer v1.0.989918?
    2. Is Aperture Importer ACTUAL v1.0.1 available some other way or place?
    3. I talked to tech support in India over a week ago and they said 1.0.1 was coming out then. Does anybody know the timeline for this?
    4. Does anyone know what v1.0.989918 doesn’t do that it is expected to do?

  48. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Mr. G and Greg. From what some of us understand, v1.0.989918 IS v1.0.1
    There were some changes to how keywording worked, but it appears the main focus was on folks who have issues with the migration halting through the conversion. I’ve documented several other remaining issues with keywording and preview handling that remain, so I won’t switch over until that time. Hopefully, before my trail expires.

    Mr. G: Most of the folks are doing conversions from Aperture. I know that the library structure for the new iPhoto is relatively similar, but that may be something to look into. I’ve converted a 40,000 image Aperture library, and some have larger. 103,000 photos may be the largest of anyone that has posted so far.

    Another option would be to split your library into something smaller, just to see if it works. Also, look at the log that the plug-in generates and stores in your documents folder.

  49. Chris says:

    I actually did get the import to finish without incident. It took quite a while before the counter moved from 0% but once it started going, it kept going pretty steadily. I had about 1.08 TB worth of photos. Now I have to do some re-org, as the folders are not split out the way I like them. I expected that. I do like that my Aperture projects were kept intact, so I can convert or move to collections. For me it was pretty seamless except for one thing.

    Anyway, my question is about how the photos were processed upon import. I shoot primarily in RAW but it looks like when the photos were moved into Lightroom, they were all turned into JPG. Is that how it should have worked? I would have preferred moving everything to DNG. I do recall looking at the options and not seeing anything about this. The article above also does not specify, and the help online is not very helpful. Any advice would be appreciated!

  50. Peter says:

    II’ve tried to import my Aperture v3.4.5 library (55000 images) with Lightroom’s 5.7 built-in importer (1.0.989918)
    Every time I changed an option in the “Options” dialog Lightroom spent 20 minutes or so doing something, with Python working overtime on 1 CPU. When it finished, the “Import” button remained disabled and the number of files and disk space remained “undetermined”. No error message, so had no clue what was wrong. Then found this thread and looked for the log file. Sure, there it was, the same error that others have reported as well:

    2014-11-20 21:05:59 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py", line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], 'utf-8' ) )
    File "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py", line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py", line 66, in join
    if b.startswith('/'):
    AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'

    So, any idea how to solve this?

    Thanks,
    Peter.

    • Arun says:

      If you know some Python, try editing the file
      /Applications/Adobe\ Photoshop\ Lightroom\ 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py

      Just before line 273 (or so), insert the statement:

      if row[2] is None:
      continue

      Apparently, some entries in the db are spurious ones, and don’t have a master image path.

      No guarantees, but I’m trying this right now. (You’ll have to sudo to do this, btw).

      -Arun

    • Jamil Ghani says:

      I am also getting this error. But I can’t find the file you reference, Arun. Here’s my log file:

      2014-11-30 20:09:45 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 20:11:16 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 20:12:32 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 20:32:03 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 20:38:31 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelAlbums, uuid: TopLevelAlbums
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: PublishedProjects, uuid: PublishedProjects
      2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Obtained references to 0 already imported master images
      2014-11-30 21:10:28 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 21:19:36 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 21:24:04 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

      2014-11-30 21:28:10 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
      result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
      File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
      masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
      File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
      if b.startswith(‘/’):
      AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  51. Arun says:

    Got the same error as Peter. Looks like there’s a bug in the Python code … I think row[2] is expected to be a string, but it comes back as None, which is not being checked for.

  52. Arun says:

    Adobe folks: the fix I suggested to Peter seems to work. At least, it doesn’t error out, and the dialog reports the number of files and required disk space plausibly.

    Maybe it would be nice to issue a warning about the db entries that are busted … although I didn’t see any decipherable information in them.

    • Jamil Ghani says:

      Getting same error Arum refers to. But I can’t find the file he references. Any ideas on how to get the import dialog box to determine the image count and size? This keeps preventing Import from working once I press the blue button.

    • Jim says:

      Arun:
      Your fix worked for me. I’m using version 1.0.989918, the current version of the plug-in, and it doesn’t have this fix incorporated, even though two months have elapsed since you found the bug. Adobe could save alot of heartburn among migrating users by adding these couple of lines of Python.

      I’ve found that I’ve had to split my 180GB Aperture library into smaller pieces to get the plugin to work at all. It’s worked with a piece that was about 20GB. Don’t know what the upper limit is.

      What a PITA this whole transition from Aperture to Lightroom is.

  53. Jamil Ghani says:

    I am finding an error in the LibraryImporter.log that looks like the problem Arun describes. Unfortunately, I can’t find the file Arun references to make the edit. I have been able to successfully import 1 of 3 Aperture Libraries. It was ~1GB, but the remaining two are ~140GB and 67GB. The error message after pressing Import is something along the lines of failed to import because importer was unable to get information about the library.

    Thanks for the help. Adobe, you should do better than this.

    – Jamil

    2014-11-30 20:09:45 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:11:16 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:12:32 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:32:03 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:38:31 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelAlbums, uuid: TopLevelAlbums
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: PublishedProjects, uuid: PublishedProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Obtained references to 0 already imported master images
    2014-11-30 21:10:28 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:19:36 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:24:04 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:28:10 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  54. Jamil Ghani says:

    I think I am having the same problem Arun describes. I have successfully completed 1 import (1 GB) but the other two libraries (67 and 140 GB) continue failing. I can’t find the file Arun references to make the edit in the Python code. Any help is appreciated.

    Jamil

    2014-11-30 20:09:45 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:11:16 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:12:32 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:32:03 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:38:31 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelAlbums, uuid: TopLevelAlbums
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: PublishedProjects, uuid: PublishedProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Obtained references to 0 already imported master images
    2014-11-30 21:10:28 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:19:36 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:24:04 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:28:10 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  55. Jamil Ghani says:

    Here’s my log file:

    2014-11-30 20:09:45 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:11:16 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:12:32 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:32:03 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 274, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( currentMasterVolumePath, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:38:31 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO album with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allProjectsAlbum and name Events
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPhotosAlbum and name allPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid flaggedAlbum and name flaggedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastImportAlbum and name Last Import
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid rejectedAlbum and name rejectedAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid lastNMonthsAlbum and name lastNMonthsAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid eventFilterBarAlbum and name 2002-05-13 2
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid allPlacedPhotosAlbum and name allPlacedPhotosAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO folder with uuid peopleAlbum and name peopleAlbum
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Ignoring these folders:
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelAlbums, uuid: TopLevelAlbums
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelBooks, uuid: TopLevelBooks
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelKeepsakes, uuid: TopLevelKeepsakes
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelLightTables, uuid: TopLevelLightTables
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelSlideshows, uuid: TopLevelSlideshows
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: TopLevelWebProjects, uuid: TopLevelWebProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO name: PublishedProjects, uuid: PublishedProjects
    2014-11-30 20:40:20 +0000, INFO Obtained references to 0 already imported master images
    2014-11-30 21:10:28 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:19:36 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:24:04 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:28:10 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:36:05 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 21:41:11 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 22:18:29 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 22:19:52 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-11-30 23:50:32 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-12-01 00:00:04 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

    2014-12-01 01:43:27 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  56. Jamil Ghani says:

    Here’s the log file:

    2014-12-01 01:43:27 +0000, INFO Failed to get info on image versions with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 350, in
    result = getVersionInfoFromDB( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/plugins/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/imageVersions.py”, line 276, in getVersionInfoFromDB
    masterImagePath = os.path.join( libraryPackagePath, ‘Masters’, row[ 2 ] )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py”, line 75, in join
    if b.startswith(‘/’):
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

  57. Jamil Ghani says:

    Found the file buried two packages in. But don’t know how to “Sudo” and afraid of tampering with the Python script file. Help?

    • Arun says:

      Well, this is hard-hat area, I’m afraid. It’s simple enough, but much could go wrong if you make a mistake. Do you know someone who knows some Python?

      Tell you what: give me your e-mail address, and I’ll e-mail you my fixed “imageVersions.py”. You can then make a back-up copy of the original, copy mine into place, and give it a whirl.

      My e-mail address is arun.x.rao@gmail.com.

      (Adobe folks: don’t get mad at me. It would be great if you could roll out an official patch with this fix.)

      • Berthold says:

        Hi Arun,
        I get the same error message in my log and no fix from Adobe yet. Seems you have a fix with a file you can send out. I’m not a programmer, though, but not afraid of trying things out with some good advice. I understand you have created a file that provides a fix to this problem. Is this anything you would let me use as well? Leave you my e-mail here if you’d like to send me the file and some instructions how to use it: berthold(at)doerrich.de
        Thanks!

  58. Arun says:

    Another tip, sorta related to importing from Aperture/iPhoto. After I successfully imported my very large (78,000 photos, 750G) Aperture library into Lightroom (it took more than two days), I found that the disk I had put the Lightroom library on was very slow. Lightroom has a built-in feature by which you can simply move folders from one disk to another. *DO NOT DO THIS!* The algorithm appears to be at least n^2 complexity, and gets slower and slower as folders are transferred over.

    After two days, I realized it was going to take weeks to finish, so I aborted it and found a different solution:

    * Move all the folders over to the other disk manually, using the terminal, or the finder
    * Each folder in lightroom will now have a little ? badge on it
    * Right mouse button -> Find Missing folder for each folder, and point it to the new location

    Laborious, but orders of magnitude faster.

  59. Steve Darden says:

    I’m assisting a friend to migrate some 47,000 images from iPhoto 9.5.1 to LR 5.7. Running v 1.0.989918 of the importer plugin. Nothing was imported when LR displays the alert

    An internal error has occurred.
    ?:0: attempt to index a nil value

    in front of the Import from iPhoto Progress window. Below is the entire LibraryImporter.log. Meanwhile I’ve downloaded iPhoto Library Manager and have started a rebuild.

    2014-12-02 07:15:47 +0000, INFO Failed to obtain album info from iPhoto library with error Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/albums.py”, line 149, in
    readAlbumInfo( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ), unicode( sys.argv[ 2 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/albums.py”, line 132, in readAlbumInfo
    xmlAlbums = readAlbumDataXml( unicode( sys.argv[ 1 ], ‘utf-8’ ) )
    File “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/PlugIns/aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin/Contents/Resources/python/albums.py”, line 65, in readAlbumDataXml
    plist = plistlib.readPlist( xmlPath )
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 78, in readPlist
    rootObject = p.parse(pathOrFile)
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 406, in parse
    parser.ParseFile(fileobj)
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 418, in handleEndElement
    handler()
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plistlib.py”, line 466, in end_integer
    self.addObject(int(self.getData()))
    ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ‘(null)’

    • Mark says:

      Did you get an answer to this problem? I have just encountered exactly the same thing 🙁
      Mark

  60. Stefan Nobis says:

    I tried to migrate my Aperture library to Lightroom with plugin version 1.0.989918. The process run without problems, but I’m missing some metadata: At least GPS info have not been copied (I tried first to import from an Aperture library with masters inside the library, then I tried to relocate masters from within Aperture and importing them from this position into Lightroom with the plugin).

    Also on some pictures the date/time is wrong – Aperture shows the correct time (in a different timezone), but in Lightroom the shown time differs by 1 hour (I remember that I imported these file with a wrong timezone setting an corrected the time afterwards in Aperture – this corrected value seems to not finding its way to Lightroom).

    Another thing that I’m missing is the manual sort order of pictures in albums. Is there any way to reconstruct my manual sort order from Aperture in Lightroom (I have pictures in multiple albums at different positions, so a simple renaming of the files would not suffice).

    Are there plans for an updated import plugin anytime soon?

    Regards,
    Stefan.

    • Hi Stefan,

      Same problem here. Then I tried to export original files from aperture with XMP Sidecar, but nothing changed.
      Lightroom only recognize GPS from iPhone’s jpg files, but not others.

      Adobe, could you please correct this issue in next release of the plugin please?

      • Ian Fisher says:

        Thoroughly agree. The importer should be able to capture user-added GPS coordinates from Aperture. I have been trying a workaround using Aperture’s Export Metadata command but it is painful and requires a run through Excel to reformat the output, use of a web utility that creates gpx track files from a text version of the Excel output, then Autotagging the photos in the Lr map module. Slow and not enjoyable.

        Another missing feature of the importer is the ability to get Version Names from Aperture as these are the easiest ways of titling images in Aperture but are not passed through at all with the current importer.

  61. Nathan Willoughby says:

    Just ran the plugin – All up it took between 36 & 48 hours (I was at work). It seems to have done what it says -colours, faces, stacks and keywords, are all imported with keywords. All my projects and events have come across as Collections – it has made a mess of the labels of a few of them but you can work it out.

    HOWEVER – I think only a fraction of my RAWS actually made it across. After a bit of digging, it looks like where I hade made the jpeg the original in Aperture (so the Raw is sitting behind it), it has only taken across the jpeg. Where the Raw was the original, it has taken that. This may prove to be quite frustrating as I now need to compare my raws in both programs to make sure I can identify what is missing, and then find a way to get them across and into the correct folders, projects, etc, so I can work with them.

    Any ideas?

  62. Miles says:

    I’m having the same issue reported by others [1,2]; OS X 10.10.1 and Lightroom 5.7, attempting to import Aperture library. The Import button is grayed (greyed) out. Any word on a fix?

    [1] http://www.lightroomqueen.com/ready-move-aperture-iphoto/#comment-6611
    [2] http://www.lightroomqueen.com/ready-move-aperture-iphoto/#comment-6798

  63. Photo Enthusiast says:

    Did Lightroom 5.7.1 ship with a new version of the Aperture Plugin?
    As a current licensed owner of Photoshop, I’m not interested in a subscription until I’m sure I can migrate my Aperture library to Lightroom, and subsequently then begin using Lightroom.

    Plugin v1.0.1 (aka 1.0.987068) that is distributed with Lightroom 5.7leaves metadata and previews in an undesirable state.

  64. SRR says:

    Thank you for the nice article on the Aperture Lightroom plug-in (and pointer to the latest version).

    I have an Aperture Library of roughly 55,000 photos in multiple projects (MANAGED by Aperture, expect for about 15 files which were REFERENCED). I first repaired the library I tried the Lightroom plug-in and it was stuck at 3% complete. Reading the log file didn’t enlighten me to any particular problems (it looked like warning messages rather than any particular error). Then I tried exporting each project into a separate library (from 30GB to 250GB each) and couldn’t get the plug-in to handle ANY of them to completion. 🙁 The plug-in seems to need more maturity — or at least needs better, human readable error logs.

    Fortunately, I found Aperture Exporter (AE), a stand alone Application (that needs Aperture to be open and uses its export capability). I used it to export my entire library — it came to a bit over 1TB, with the options I selected (4*+ were saved as 16 bit TIFFs) without much trouble, thought it took about 30 hours. I had a couple of minor problems when I tried it first [too many tmp files for my small-ish boot drive, but also my mistake of including all the (huge) smart ALBUMS in the export]. I sent a message to the developer a few days ago and he was very responsive and incorporated a fix and released an updated version of the software (1.2.0.1 now).

    The software costs about $15 or so, but if you are continuing to have problems with the Lightroom plug-in, it is certainly worth a look. I have no financial interest in that company – just a happy customer. Also, perhaps Adobe’s plug-in developers should compare notes with the AE creator.

    _SRR

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      Interesting report, and thanks for the information. This may be just the route to take, given how long Adobe has taken to address many issues.

      Had seen Aperture Exporter, but had filed it away as something to use if moving to a tool other than Lightroom because it didn’t seem like it handled albums other than creating duplicates. Here’s a writeup about it for others:
      http://www.ct-digiphoto.com/aperture-exporter-move-library-lightroom/

      Do you mind me asking, were you able to then import into Lightroom? Face tags and location data as well? How does it handle master / Aperture previews? Are they stacked, or treated as separate images? Or perhaps it only copies one or the other? Are keywords, face keywords, and locations applied to adjusted images as well?

      • You Know Me Photo Dude says:

        Hello,

        I had a successful first iPhoto import but the second import leaves the import button greyed out as well. Has anyone figured out a fix for this yet?

  65. Pharley says:

    Can this be used to move an iPhoto library over to LR5.7 on a PC?

    • Photo Enthusiast says:

      Pharley: Likely, yes. But I think the plug-in only works on the Mac. You’d need to do the conversion on a Mac with Lightroom, then use the catalog on the PC.

  66. Kai Krause says:

    When will Aperture Import into LR work on Windows? (I cannot install LR on my Mac as this runs OS X 10.5.8)
    I can install and start ‘aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin’ under LR 5.7.1. on Win 8.1.but cannot select the .aplibrary-‘file’ via the open-file-dialog as this under Windows is just a directory.

  67. DLC says:

    I just loaded LR5.7 (perpetual license) today, and am trying to import from Aperture. It seems the plug-in is no longer a plug-in but rather, incorporated into the Import function. I have my Aperture libraries on an external hard drive, in case that makes a difference. When I select my hard drive folder that contains my Aperture libraries, it does not show my individual Aperture libraries and I get “No photos found”. Any suggestions?

  68. Just came across this post by accident and so glad I did. Been wanting to migrate to lightroom from aperture for quite some time after a photographer friend showed me the sync capabilities and overall workflow speed compared to aperture. Going to download the free trial today, if it does what it say’s on the tin I will be very happy indeed.

  69. Andy Kaplan says:

    Arun:

    Your fix seems to be working for me. Thanks a lot — nice work debugging Adobe’s code.

    Now — why haven’t they incorporated this (or fixed this bug some other way) by now?

  70. Garry says:

    Great, thanks to the adobe team as always.

  71. Mark says:

    I just attempted to migrate from Aperture to Lightroom using the plug-in. It appears that all my project hierarchy came over in the Collections, but not the photos. In Aperture, I had a separate Project by year which I imported my photos to for tagging and editing; the Years are all there, but nothing inside. Does anyone have any suggestions to get the photos over? Thanks.

  72. Karsten says:

    Have downloaded the latest version of Lightroom 5 including the plug-in and tried to import photos from the latest version of Aperture. GPS metadata added within Aperture are not transferred to Lightroom. Only GPS metadata added outside Aperture (e.g. iPhone photos) transfers. I have tried to use the “Write metadata to file” in Aperture BEFORE import into Lightroom but without any luck. What am I doing wrong?

  73. Tony says:

    Adobe’s Aperture Importer tool (plug-in) in Lightroom 5.7.1 is not working with “large” Aperture files.
    The plug-in starts fine but never determines the number of photos or other attributes from the Aperture file.
    If you do a very small subset of the Aperture file (exporting a few projects into a tiny new Aperture library file), then the Adobe Importer tools works. However, when you try to use the importer tool on larger Aperture library files it fails.
    Is anybody at Adobe looking at this and attempting to resolve it?

  74. Jay says:

    LR 5.7.1 with integrated import function –

    The importer starts the “Evaluatiing Aperture Library” process showing the progress bar before the user is able to select a library to import or a location for the imported library. Therefore, the user can’t cancel the process or select any options.

    • Jay says:

      I’m pretty sure that the problem is that my main Aperture Library is too large > 1.5 TB. A smaller library imported fine, and the aforementioned progress bar displayed for just a few seconds before allowing me to select locations for import/export and options.

      I’ll just manage what I want to bring into LR using Apertures Library functions. The rest will stay put.

      • Photo Enthusiast says:

        Jan: I’d be surprised if library size on the file system is an issue, unless you have images that exceed the destination volume’s capacity, or the destination volume’s file size limit per image. How many images do you have in your library? That might be your issue. I have 43,000 images, think I’ve seen folks with at least 65,000 images and perhaps up to 85,000 images migrate successfully, although that is coming from memory.

  75. Stephen says:

    I just installed Lightroom 5.7 for Mac – tried to migrate my aperture library but all the choices after selecting the plug in extras are gray (except for the aperture import info selection)
    What am I missing?
    Thanks so much

    Stephen

  76. Gunni says:

    I want to import my photos from Aperture, and I have used the path described by LR (LR> File> Auxiliary Module Options> Import from Aperture library). It all seems to be set correctly, but the “IMPORT” – Button “flashes” in a short time and is grayed out from then on, it is not possible to import. What do I do?
    Thank You

  77. Alan H says:

    Trying to import from managed Aperture/iPhoto libraries. I like that Albums and Events are translated to Lightroom as Collections and have been able to transfer most Previews for adjusted photos, but Previews do not appear in Lightroom Collections – only Masters. Thus I am faced with either readjusting hundreds of photos to have the best photo appear in the albums or I have to manually view each master photo to see what albums it is included in, move the Preview to these albums, and delete the Master – both time prohibitive tasks. Am I missing something that would help?

  78. JG says:

    I’m having the same issue as several other posters where I have followed all steps but the “import” button is still greyed out. It flashes blue for a split second, then reverts back to being greyed out

    Aperture 3.6 / Lightroom CC 5.7.1 / iMac OSX 10.10.1

  79. BobS says:

    Just bought LightroomPerpetual and installed latest updates and importer tool. I have 3 Aperture Libraries on same disk. How do I select a particular Library to import?
    Thanks,
    Bob

  80. WP says:

    My library is not big, about 30,000 images. I ran the importer, it completed and gave me a short list of images it could not do (I have no clue as to why). Ignoring that, much metadata (all?) that I manually entered in Aperture is missing. My library has jpg and NEF files. I’m still investigating the jpgs but I am certain that all manually entered metadata for the NEFs is missing.

    Skipping the Lightroom importer, I tried a test with a few images from Aperture. I used Aperture’s “export originals” with the option to write the metadata to XMP. Lightroom imports the NEFs but imports none of the metadata form the associated XMP files. I ran a number of these XMP files through an XML verifier. They are all syntactically correct XML but apparently Lightroom does not “like them.”

    Lightroom does actually read XMP files. I wrote one from Lightroom, modified it with an editor and read it back. The mods showed up in Lightroom.

    Adobe will blame Apple, Apple will blame Adobe, and customers will be ignored.

  81. Krzysztof Matula says:

    I’m trying to do the import from Aperture using the plugin available in LR 5.7.1 and I’m having the following issues:

    1. The order of images is not preserved. After import the collections representing projects, albums, and slideshows have random image order when I try to sort by “added order” or “custom order”… I’d expect the original order is preserved here. Not sure if Adobe is going to fix this. Tech support doesn’t seem to be willing to forward the problem to the engineering group…

    2. The previews for images having adjustments are imported as additional masters, yes. But they are only visible in folders view and in the “Photos Adjusted in Aperture” collection. I’d expect the adjusted versions are visible in all other collections as well. In collections representing albums and slideshows actually having the adjusted images visible is even more desired than the original RAWs…

    Are there any known work-arounds to overcome the above problems?

  82. Jan says:

    Is is possible to import an aperture library on a mac to LR on a PC? Since Apple was stopping with Aperture, I decided to move back to PC, and start using LR.

  83. Mark R says:

    I am trying to use the plug-in to convert my Aperture files to Lightroom. The problem is that I have been opening my original iPhoto files with Aperture so the file looks like an iPhoto file and the plugin doesn’t seem to recognize the file(greyed out,not a selectable choice) Can I convert this iPhoto file and retain the aperture modifications that I have made? thanks MR

  84. Hal F says:

    I have a 2T photo archive operated as an Aperture referenced library (meaning that the photos themselves are filed outside of Aperture). I’m switching to Lightroom for the more active parts of the archive (i.e., all new photos, plus various other older projects/folders/albums). I’ll probably eventually move all of it into Lightroom, but no rush. To do the move, I’ve created new Aperture libraries that are limited in scope (e.g., a series grouped by order number of images scanned from negatives by an outside vendor, as well as a series of digital images shot with various digital cameras that relate to family genealogy). Then I use the Lightroom plug-in to move each Aperture library into my Lightroom Catalog — each time, a very large number of images fail to make the move and I get the message “Some items were not imported from the Aperture Library” and a lengthy list by file name of what didn’t transfer over. I can find no rhyme or reason to the images that didn’t transfer. All are “online” in Aperture, and in each case tell the plug-in to leave the originals in their current location. Those that do transfer come across just fine, with all the expected metadata attached. Any ideas?

  85. Trevor Craig says:

    I was having the same problems as everyone else importing my Aperture Lightroom.

    However, the new version of Lightroom CC has changed the plugin, and now I was able to install my entire Aperture database of 23k images for the first time. Thank You Adobe. Now I can work with just Lightroom going forward.

  86. Marcel M says:

    I am not able to download the plugin, each attempt simply times out. Has anyone posted the plugin elsewhere that I could try to download it from? Are others having this problem? Thank you!

  87. Adam Warne says:

    Hi.
    I had trouble with the plugin. However, it’s far easier to do the following.
    In Aperture;
    1) select all of your photos (yes all!) and go to file option metadata and select ‘write IPTC metadata to original’ (this applies all your metadata to your files).
    2) if you haven’t already, change all photo’s to reference files (even if you keep them on your harddisk) – file, relocate originals (I suggest you relocate them to a date based hierarchy)
    3) nearly done – just import the files into a lightroom collection (I did a year at a time) and then recreate any smart collections based on ratings (etc) you may have (lightroom will load the metadata you’ve embedded ono the photos on step one).

  88. Roman says:

    I know it is easiest to criticize, but if the iPhoto/Aperture import plugin available in Lightroom and heavily advertised by Adobe is best they can do, then God help us!

    My story: I have 15 years of iPhoto and Aperture libraries, one library per year, ranging from 1 GB to 150 GB. For a start I tried with a 9 GB library; I connected a USB3 HDD with the Library, and a USB3 HDD into the other USB3 port on my MacBook Pro Retina 15″ fully specced (mind you, a rather strong machine) while Lightroom was running off of an internal SSD. So we have as few bottlenecks as possible. After about four hours and completely turning off energy savings I gave up!

    I’m now importing all to the new Photos App, this time consolidating all those separate year libraries in Aperture into a single library first. I will sorely miss the possibilities of Lightoom (even in their horrid, abysmal interface), but if a 10 GB library was 40% done after four hours, I don’t consider it possible to convert my 1TB or so of libraries.

    Very sad. Thanks Adobe. Thanks Apple. I am beginning to hate these companies. 🙁

  89. Todd Seager says:

    Adobe support checked out this blog months ago, and Adobe Support will likely never answer this question. Does anyone else have insight as to whether Adobe plans to support the importation of photos with Aperture Faces and people tags in Lightoom? I am aware it currently imports faces as plain tags, without facial coordinates.

  90. Kathy says:

    Aperture library (v3.5.1) is greyed out when I try to import using the Aperture Plugin…there is enough disk space available…any help would be much appreciated.

  91. Steve Ross says:

    I tried to import my iPhotos library to LR. Two questions: 1. Not all my photos transferred. I received a log at the end that showed it failed to import (approximately 75 images). Does anyone know what the problem is? Should I erase and try again, or can I do another import and just try to download the previously failed items?

    and 2. I had my iPhoto library organized into events. Can I keep my photos organized in events in LR? It just seemed to import them by date.

    Thank you for helping me in advance.

    • I would try to reimport the images that failed to import. Make sure other applications can read the files (in the case where they may be corrupt or damaged). Yes, you can organize photos into named collections for each event, or use keywords or specific dates, to auto-magically sort the images into Smart Collections.

  92. JohnB says:

    Will this iPhoto Importer work if I have iPhoto ’08 (7.5.1)? The Adobe plugin tells me “your selection does not appear to be an iPhoto library. (The importer plug-in expects version 9.5.1 or newer.)” That sounds like a problem. I don’t know how to upgrade my iPhoto version even if I wanted to — does Apple still sell iPhoto?

    Any other options to preserve my metadata and perhaps stack the original and edited pictures?

    Thanks,

    JohnB

  93. Jan Ekholm says:

    Meh, this importer plugin is all but useless. I have 18000 photos in my Aperture library that I want to import and right now the importing proceeds at 4 images per minute, meaning it’ll run for 75 hours at least. If there is a power outage or I close the lid on this laptop by mistake, I have to restart it all as the dumb plugin can not resume an import. I don’t even copy the originals, I only want it to import the meta data (about 500 MB in total according to the importer, a tiny amount of data, should take a few minutes only to import that). I suspect it’s downloading all the images from my NAS just to make some preview or whatnot. Idiotic, it should do that later, when needed only and in the background, not during the import. It also seems to mess up the project structure, putting a huge number of folders in the root of the importer project tree. Of course I can not look more closely at what it does, as it’s a modal dialog that blocks the entire LR from me. So I’ll have to wait a week and hope it succeeds and only then take a look at the damage it probably has. I hope I can salvage it manually.

    I only bought Lightroom 6 because it had as a big selling point “Aperture import”. Had I known it was this awful I would never have bought the update. So caveat emptor, if you have big libraries you need to import I’d stay far away from this plugin.

  94. Jan Ekholm says:

    Ok, after one solid day of importing it had imported 2500 photos of the 18000 and I had to cancel it, I can not keep my work machine tied up for a week.

    I sure hope Adobe fixes this awful mess, as right now I’m a very unhappy customer who only paid for an upgrade to get the importer.

  95. Jan Ekholm says:

    So, now I decided to split my Aperture library into small chunks and import them one by one so that each chunk could be completed in under a day. On the Aperture side that was trivial to do and fast.

    After trying to import the first of these small libraries the importer yet again shows how buggy it is. I’ve deselected the option for copying the photos and want to leave them where they are. Yet the importer copies the photos into the Pictures/LightroomMasters/ folder. No, why the hell? I don’t have disk space for that, I keep the masters on a large NAS for a reason. What can I do about that?

    Also the importer now for some unexplainable reason seems to place all photos in individual directories for each day, giving projects like 2013-07-25, 2013-07-26 etc. That will be a major pain in the lower regions to clean up.

    Gosh, had I know how awful and buggy the plugin is I’d have never bought this thing. So, so disappointed right now.

  96. Robert says:

    I just downloaded the latest Lightroom as of June 2015. I have used Aperture exclusively until now. I began the importing task using the plug in. After 3-4 days, it was 17% done on one of my 3 libraries. I needed to stop the process and do some other things, so I started poking around what Lr had imported. It was an unqualified disaster.

    1-2 photos per date. Random pictures in each date that were not taken on that date or that year. The randomization was stunning, made absolutely no sense. I did have a few files that I recognized with larger imports. One photo shoot had over 800 pictures, only 117 imported. It ignored the remaining.

    I’m glad I stopped the importer. I’ll leave Aperture up and running and make my old macbook pro a legacy system,t he conversion to Lightroom is going to be terrible. I’ll just start with all new photos going into lightroom and keep aperture photos in aperture

  97. Brian Karl says:

    It looks like the guys from Adobe lost interest in this thread about eight months ago! I landed in LR about two months ago as a refugee from Aperture. I have been busy learning my way around LR & PS and only exporting a few CR2 files from Aperture to a folder, importing them in to LR and setting up how to best organise things. I am very pleased with the editing capabilities inside LR and can get a lot more out my images. PS will take me a while to learn but it all looks great.

    The part that is a real bear right now is importing my Aperture library into LR. I tested this on three very small libraries (<50 images) and while it was slow it seemed tolerable. Now I have created a 2,200 image library of CR2 files with previews using the same settings that I experimented with but the progress is ridiculously slow. It is now 38 hours later and 99% of the process is complete. My iMac has the 4-core i7 processor so there are 8 virtual CPUs but LR appears to be using only one of them and it's at 100%. The machine has 20GB RAM and there is 6~7 GB free, 400GB of free HDD. LR is able to use the GPU. I don't think the machine is being overly taxed by the task. In the meantime I can't even use LR and because I inserted an SD card to copy some files to Finder, LR now has the import screen displayed and I can't dismiss it and can no longer see the file count progressing. This whole process is extremely frustrating. I have about 60,000 images in Aperture that I had planned to transition but at this rate of progress I probably won't live long enough to see it completed! ;-(

    Another issue I have already noticed is that GPS data is not always preserved. All my images are geotagged either by the camera (iPhone, 5D3 with GP-E2, Sony HX9V, etc); or, by using GeoTagr on the iPhone to create a track which is correlated with the image capture time and the metadata written accordingly; or, manually by dragging and dropping on the map in Aperture. Everything shows up just fine in Aperture, iPhoto, Photos. Before importing to LR I always use Aperture to write IPTC metadata to the original files and force the generation of new previews. However, many images are missing GPS when they arrive in LR. It seems that the previews created during import to bake-in the Aperture adjustments do contain GPS but many of the the associated CR2 files do not. For CR2 files that have not been adjusted some have GPS and some do not. iPhone images seem to transfer OK. I haven't figured out all the permutations yet. Any advice?

    I am looking forward to having more powerful editing tools but this process of importing and its propensity to drop metadata is just awful. In fact it is so awful that I am thinking that I must be doing something very wrong. Surely Adobe didn't unleash something that performs this badly… or did they??? Can anyone tell me what I have messed up?? Please!

  98. Phil Bull says:

    I made the mistake of migrating my Aperture Library to a Drobo with insufficient space to hold all 30,000 photos so the only part of the library moved over–about 20,00 photos. Now that I’ve upgraded the capacity in the Drobo, if repeat the migration from Aperture to LR (using the LR CC plungin again) will all the files migrate or only those that didn’t move the first time. I clearly don’t want to have 20,000 duplicates in the LP catalog.

    Thanks,

    Phil

  99. Cindy Hazuka says:

    I also had my aperture library import some to a grinding pace after 32% completion (only imported 100 pictures over 2 days after hitting 17,000) and here are the last few lines of what the libraryImporter.log says and after that the TXT file it generated after I stopped the import. Now what do I do?????????????

    2015-10-01 04:53:03 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/01e77bdd451236815235eb1145e64412f336eafbcc/IMG_4832.JPG to destination directory
    2015-10-01 16:45:01 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/010009b746d8eec4703a09a6defb3f76d9a1402cb4/DSC_0075.JPG to destination directory
    2015-10-01 16:49:11 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/01fdccc32658db3ffc3eba50a27207ce486321e3b0/IMG_8330.JPG to destination directory
    2015-10-01 17:00:22 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/01f1472fdd1ea725c714e293cc85eee7996a3e31ab/IMG_8746.JPG to destination directory
    2015-10-01 17:41:14 +0000, INFO Failed to copy /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2010/12/27/20101227-165214/IMG_0042_2.JPG to destination directory

    then

    Failed to import /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/01e2949c7b62e7146cf7c65fa2a9edd62925cba962/IMG_8561.PNG. (Possible reasons include asset offline or unsupported asset type.)
    Failed to import /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Movies/2013 Videos/2013/05/IMG_8257.MOV. (Possible reasons include asset offline or unsupported asset type.)
    Failed to import /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/HazukaMac/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub/01d05ef5539756974b7204a4e3b63d8b43ea41dab0/IMG_8481.PNG. (Possible reasons include asset offline or unsupported asset type.)
    Failed to import /Movie Files/2014/06/27/IMG_0506.MOV. (Possible reasons include asset offline or unsupported asset type.)
    Failed to import /Movie Files/2012/10/28/IMG_7233.MOV. (Possible reasons include asset offline or unsupported asset type.)

  100. Cindy Hazuka says:

    WOW!! The migration seems to have destroyed my external hard drive! It can no longer be read!!!!!!!