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marc pynaert's picture
by marc pynaert
November 5, 2012 - 1:46am


I did download the script to export a raw file from aperture to lightroom
I read that i would be able to change the script to export the raw file to adobe camera raw.
I changed the destination to “adobe bridge cs5” but i did not work
i got the following message after selecting the raw file in aperture and running the script : 0 of 1 file have been exported … the export operation failed to create a file for the version indified below “
could anyone help me with this issue ?
Many thx


Morten Scheel's picture
by Morten Scheel
November 5, 2012 - 8:25pm

Hi Marc,

I just tested the script by replacing “Adobe Lightroom 3” with “Adobe Bridge CS6” and it worked perfectly.

Please open the script in the AppleScript Editor and check which version of the script you’re using and report it back to me.


marc pynaert's picture
by marc pynaert
November 6, 2012 - 5:25am

HI Morten,

That’s the info concerning the script that i use :(*
Open Master in Lightroom (an Applescript for Aperture 3)

Copyright © 2010 Morten Scheel
Distributed by, a Joseph Linaschke Photography, LLC Company
v.1.0 September 21, 2010

For support, or to suggest and request new scripts, please post a question at

v 1.0.201009281333
v 1.1.201206210052
Now the script works if the “Exported Mater Images” folder doesn’t exist.

Hope you have everything you need
I have to say that the script works perfectly when i place a jpg file from aperture to photoshop ….but a raw file does not work

Best regards
Marc P

Morten Scheel's picture
by Morten Scheel
November 6, 2012 - 7:09am

Okay you have the newest version of the script.

I’ve run some tests with the CS6 suite and exporting a raw file (Canon CR2) to Bridge works fine. Not so with Photoshop, which is probably because I don’t know enough about Photoshop scripting. But why don’t you just set up Photoshop to be your default external editor, right-click on an image and select “Edit using Photoshop”? You can set it up to send a 32-bit tiff file to PS, and I’m pretty sure that all the image data will be preserved (Joseph please correct me if I’m wrong).

I’d like to understand the error you’re getting when exporting a raw file to Bridge CS5. Could you do me a favor and open before running the script and let me know what error messages it shows?


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by marc pynaert
November 8, 2012 - 5:43am


The reason why i use Bridge first is because i want to edit the raw file in camera raw first
Of course i can edit the file in Photoshop and in fact i did already use the way you did explain ….by using photoshop as external editor.

As you asked me i opened the consoele app  :
i did copy that :

7/11/12 21:35:51,581 xpcd[187]: (null): have symlinks: (
7/11/12 21:35:57,493[614]: FontHelper: message received. (<dictionary: 0x7ff45b9005b0> { count = 2, contents =
“query” => <string: 0x7ff45b900710> { length = 110, contents = “com_apple_ats_name_postscript == “HelveticaNeueUI” && kMDItemContentTypeTree != com.adobe.postscript-lwfn-font” }
“restricted” => : true
7/11/12 21:35:57,493[614]: AutoActivation: scopes (
“/Library/Application Support/Apple/Fonts”
7/11/12 21:36:09,989[614]: FontHelper: message received. (<dictionary: 0x7ff45b9001c0> { count = 2, contents =
“query” => <string: 0x7ff45b906270> { length = 115, contents = “com_apple_ats_name_postscript == “HelveticaNeueUI-Bold” && kMDItemContentTypeTree != com.adobe.postscript-lwfn-font” }
“restricted” => : true
7/11/12 21:36:09,989[614]: AutoActivation: scopes (
“/Library/Application Support/Apple/Fonts”
7/11/12 21:36:24,446 AppleScript Runner[620]: CPSGetFrontProcess(): This call is deprecated and should not be called anymore.
7/11/12 21:36:49,293 mdworker[621]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
7/11/12 21:36:49,297 mdworker[622]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
7/11/12 21:36:49,382 sandboxd[623]: ([621]) mdworker(621) deny mach-lookup
7/11/12 21:36:49,390 sandboxd[623]: ([622]) mdworker(622) deny mach-lookup
7/11/12 21:36:49,000 kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(623) deny mach-lookup
7/11/12 21:38:51,019 mdworker[627]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
7/11/12 21:38:51,023 mdworker[628]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
7/11/12 21:38:51,106 sandboxd[629]: ([627]) mdworker(627) deny mach-lookup
7/11/12 21:38:51,113 sandboxd[629]: ([628]) mdworker(628) deny mach-lookup
7/11/12 21:38:51,000 kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(629) deny mach-lookup

Thank you for your support


Morten Scheel's picture
by Morten Scheel
November 9, 2012 - 2:12am

Hey Marc,

Most of those messages have nothing to do with Aperture or the script (the only AppleScript message is just information, not an error). However it does look like you’re suffering from an issue introduced with the 10.8.2 update. You may want to check if you have any of these symptoms:
- Computer unable to sleep (screen goes black, but no sleep)
- Sudden spikes in CPU usage (due to Spotlight’s mdworker process running amok)
- Spotlight randomly starts reindexing drives.

If so, it seems that the best solution is to boot in safe mode (hold shift during boot), let everything load, and then reboot as normal.

Regardless, this probably doesn’t have anything to do with the Aperture error.

Please confirm that the last part of your script reads:

tell application "Adobe Bridge CS5"
open new_loc
end tell

Do you get a folder called “Exported Master Images” on your Desktop? And is it empty after running the script?

I have to admit that I’m extremely puzzled by this. We’ve sold this script for a very long time, and this is the first time someone experiences an export error. I’ll do what I can to help you, but I can’t guarantee that we’ll fix it.

marc pynaert's picture
by marc pynaert
November 9, 2012 - 5:47am

Hey Morten

indeed i can confirm that the last part of the script is like you wrote it.
And i do not get a folder called exported master images on my desktop.

Exporting raw files is not possible
Exporting Jpeg files with the script works perfectly . The files get open in photoshop and are not exported to an external map on my desktop

Anyway it is not a big problem if that could not be fix . I will export my raw files as tiff files and edit this files in photoshop …without using camera raw ( .

Thanks anyway for your effort

Marc P

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