7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 10:33 AM by PuppyDogMom
PuppyDogMom Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I'm trying to open Aperture and it won't let me until I verify that I have iPhoto 9.4 or later.  I did upgrade iPhoto to 9.4, but Aperture still won't open.  Does anyone know what I can do to get Aperture to open?  This is very frustrating.

  • 1. Re: opening aperture
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    You've upgraded both apps, Aperture to 3.4.2 and iPhoto to 9.4.2?

     

    If so, can you post a screenshot of the error? You can do this by pressing Command-Shift-4 on your keyboard, and dragging the crosshairs around the error message.

  • 2. Re: opening aperture
    PuppyDogMom Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Both have been upgraded.  This is the message I get when I try to open up Aperture:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-11-09 at 10.38.19 AM.png

  • 3. Re: opening aperture
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    Have you opened the library that you're trying to open in iPhoto first? If it was originally an iPhoto library, it will need to be upgraded in iPhoto before you can use it in the new version of Aperture.

  • 4. Re: opening aperture
    PuppyDogMom Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I've opened the library in iPhoto although all images were originally in Aperture.  I still get the same message.  I'm wondering if uninstalling Aperture and re-loading it might help.  Thoughts?

  • 5. Re: opening aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,775 points)

    I've opened the library in iPhoto although all images were originally in Aperture.

    But have you opened the library in iPhoto 9.4.2 to upgrade it in iPhoto? Or was that before you upgraded iPhoto?

     

    And are you sure, that Aperture is trying to open the correct library? Hold down the options-key, while you launch Aperture; then select the Aperture library you want to open.

  • 6. Re: opening aperture
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    Sounds like the problem is in the library, not in the Application.

     

    You could test to make sure by holding down the "option" key when you start Aperture, and creating a new library from the screen that comes up. Import a couple of photos into the new library, then quit Aperture. If the newly-created library opens up without any issues when you reopen Aperture, then you know that the problem is probably not in the Aperture application (not directly, at least).

  • 7. Re: opening aperture
    PuppyDogMom Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The option key and selecting the library did the trick.  Thank you to both of you!  VERY helpful, and I'm grateful.