Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Apple's Aperture to manage photos on my laptop. It has a built-in "share to Facebook" feature, which allows me to create a Facebook album and upload photos into it.

The procedure

  • When I create an album from a set of photos, I can choose "Everyone", "Friends of Friends", or "Only Friends" for the privacy settings. I've been choosing "Friends of Friends".

  • The photos take several minutes to upload. It's clear that the photos are actually being uploaded somewhere.

  • The activity indicator correctly shows when I most recently added a photo via Aperture: (and this timestamp updates if I add another photo to the album from within Aperture).

The problem

When I view my list of photo albums, I only see this:

and when I open the album:

Is there something I need to do to make Facebook recognize the photos that have been uploaded? (Is this a problem with Facebook, or is it an Aperture problem and I should be looking for solutions elsewhere?)

(Note: I've successfully used Aperture's Facebook integration before — and I don't believe anything about my configuration has changed since then.)

share|improve this question
Have you tried removing and re-authorizing the app on Facebook yet? Also, are you using the most up to date version of Aperture? I ask because I've had so many issues with Facebook app code getting updated but my install broke because some things like permissions access changed. – Dez Apr 6 '12 at 14:22
@Dez I am using the most recent version of Aperture. When I click on "via Aperture" on other photos I've uploaded, it takes me to an error page as if the app doesn't exist. – jtbandes Apr 6 '12 at 22:36
That last part is because Aperture doesn't have a canvas (apps.facebook.com/something) or website app defined in their app settings, it's the desktop client - it shouldn't be related to your problem - try removing the app from your privacy settings, re-adding it via arperture's settings page – Igy May 8 '12 at 22:08

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.