7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 2:30 PM by SierraDragon
Andrew Jung Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)

I'm shocked.

So this is how Apple is to force me to upgrade to Lion?

Really doesn't seem fair that they would do this kind of change within a version release instead of Aperture 4.

 

I'm really not happy with Apple's upgrade schedule.

 

Is there really anything in this release that would make it Lion only?

 

Sigh.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 17" matte; 2.4 GHz Core i7; 8/750GB
  • 1. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,865 points)

    Aperture menu -> Provide Aperture Feedback

  • 2. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Andrew Jung wrote:

     

    Is there really anything in this release that would make it Lion only?

    Guessing:  iOS-compatibility.  Apple has put _a lot_ of effort into bringing this change about quickly and decisively.

     

    I recommend sending feedback to Apple via the mechanism Terence listed above.  (I remain agnostic on the issue, but I am always in favor of communication.)

  • 3. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,865 points)

    My guess is the enhancements to the tools means changes at Core Image level along with the iOS material as well. It's moot though...

     

    And of course, you're not forced to do anything. Look at what upgrading gets you in terms of features. Look at what it costs you - money, upgrading the OS, etc - and if you find the price of upgrading to be too high... don't. It's a simple cost/benefit analysis.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 4. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)

    I am also still running Snow,  I'll be waiting for Mountain Lion and going directly to that for $19.99.  Then I'll uodate Aperture. 

     

    I hope it's early July and not late July for Mountain Lion.

  • 5. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)

    There are a lot of APIs in Lion that either didn't exist in Snow Leopard, or were substantially improved in Lion.

     

    With Mountain Lion shipping in July, one would figure if Aperture is going to support two OS X versions, they would be 10.7 and 10.8.  Trying to support 3 OS X versions in one release of a product is a lot of work, and staying two OS X releases behind starts to trend toward being a "laggard."

  • 6. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    Andrew Jung Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)

    I suppose that is true, I guess, I just would have liked it if the new library format would have been made available to SL so that I would have been able to still access my photos on my apps that don't support Lion (aka Rossetta) when I boot up with my SL partition.

     

    That said, I think it might be prudent to wait out for the next version before I upgrade my libraries to the new formats. Wait for all the bugs to be worked out first.

     

    -aj

  • 7. Re: Aperture 3.3 doesn't support Snow Leopard??
    SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)

    Andrew Jung wrote:

     

    I think it might be prudent to wait out for the next version before I upgrade my libraries to the new formats. Wait for all the bugs to be worked out first.

     

    That is always prudent, and recommended!

     

    -Allen