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304 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 10:33 AM by PuppyDogMom RSS
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Nov 9, 2012 4:50 AM

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.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)

    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.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)

    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.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)

    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.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to PuppyDogMom)

    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).


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