Actually, I can answer this one straight away. I’m running Aperture 3.5.1 on a 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina under Mavericks, and using the latest version of the Google Nik Collection, and whenever I launch any of the Nik plug-ins from Aperture, edit and the save the image, the preview may or may not update in Aperture, but the preview freezes so that I can’t scroll through the others and I have to shut Aperture down and restart it to display previews again.
I’m not the only one, because other users have reported this Aperture Google Nik Collection problem online.
I think this might be an Aperture issue, because much as I love it, I’ve found it a little flaky on more than one occasion.
In any event, I want to say a big thanks to Rafael Perini in Canada for providing a workaround on the Apple discussion forums. He doesn’t know me, but Rafeal… thanks!
But first, the issue:
01 Launching a plug-in
Here’s a typical scenario. I’ve selected an image in Aperture’s split-screen view, with the browser window on the bottom and the viewer on the top. No problems so far…
02 Editing the image
I’m applying an effect in Analog Efex Pro, and then I click the Save button.
03 Back in Aperture
Now here’s the problem. Back in Aperture, the thumbnail in the browser window has updated with the new effect, but the preview in the viewer window has not.
And that’s not all. If I try to select different images in the browser, the viewer window stays stuck on the same preview.
04 Display issues 1
Clearly this is a display glitch. If I hide the browser window, the viewer preview doesn’t expand to fill the screen. This makes me think the issue list with the viewer window.
05 Display issues 2
And if I switch to full-screen view to try to make this preview display properly, it’s obvious there’s a serious display glitch.