Aperture 3.4.2 is working quite well for me in OS X 10.8.2. One thing I've found is that it's faster and seems more stable when you have plenty of RAM (enough that Aperture can use 1-2 GB without forcing everything else to swap into virtual memory).
I haven't had any major issues with it since I upgraded my older MacBook Pro to 6 GB of RAM. On my current machine (MacBook Air, mid 2012, 8 GB RAM) it runs like a dream.
I don't know if this helps you troubleshoot it, but I thought it was at least worth mentioning I'm not having any problems here. My library is about 115 GB, and I also use several third party plugins and Photoshop CS6 with it, so I feel like I'm putting it through its paces too.
Dont update to 3.4.3! i cant even open Aperture anymore. It just freezes on startup. Like Mollivan i tried re-installing both OSX ML aswel as Aperture.
This used to be such a good program and now its all trouble and no ease of use or confort.
C'mon, Apple, get it together!
I am still running 3.2.4.
3.3.x is horrible. Video glitches on dual monitors, super slow performance and I HATE the all grey interface.
Selecting projects doesn't work well. If you need to go to a project on the library in 3.3 you need to click it, get info and then choose Go To Project... ***? It is a simple click on 3.2.4.
Selecting a new smart album (Shift-command-L) in 3.2.4 will create a smart album under the project that is selected, on 3.3, it creates a new "album" which is not attached to the partent project... BS!
Besides iPhoto integration? Hello consumer? This is a PRO App. Why ruin it with integration to something nobody cares aobut. Might as well just use iPhoto then...
Mountain Lion also ruined Aperture, even 3.2. I have video glitches and performance issues. Not to mention 10.8 is really the buggiest and worst update ever. I wish I could go back to 10.7 but everything is already upgraded on Mail and other Apps.
I am seriously considering swtiching after being a faithful user since V1.0 in 2005.
I have too many projects and time invested into Aperture, so Apple should start to take pointers from Adobe and start making this software work better and faster and release a version 4 asap!
Apple keeps fogetting Professionals. Like No Mac Pro for 3 years... Still my 2010 Mac Pro runs circles around the newest iMacs but I really want a new Screaming Fast Machine for 2013.
One can dream, right?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 10:19 PM (in response to Andreas Yankopolus)
I've fortunately / unfortunately switched to LR4... I waited, Apple. My family has migrated as well. That's 5 lost business opportunities. Apart from this, Apple's MO of trying to be secretive surely has a downside... we aren't asking to know what's "around" the corner... at least tell us what's down the street. Wake up, Apple.
I swiched to Aperture 3 when they dropped the price as it was much cheaper then the Lightroom upgrade. Also I did like the idea to have a closer integration with OS X and iOS. I mean it was a nice tool at that time but with years and 2 OS X releases going by it has not become any better and it is certainly ages behind the current LR.
Just a few things that LR does perfectly but Aperture doesn't:
- Keystone correction, not possible at all I have to use PSE to do it (which ***** at this also by the way) and I lose the non destructuve editing as I continue with a stupid JPG format
- Horizon correction: In LR (since LR 2!!!) you can just draw a line and boom. With Aperture very annoying and imprecise freehand rotation.
- ND Gradient not available in Aperture
I could add plenty more. So Apple either you pop out version 4 really really soon or I am another LR4 user. Working with Aperture 3 any longer is even more excruciating then the migration mess to LR.