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how do I install a plug-in?

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Drew59 Calculating status...
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Nov 15, 2012 2:24 PM

I have downloaded and installed a couple of plug-in applications from the Apple Aperture site, but when I open Aperture I get a message that no plug-in's are installed. I believe I followed the download and installation processes correctly, so how do I get to see these packages from Aperture? I am using Aperture 3.4.2.


iMac - 27 inch Intel core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,410 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Drew59)

    Which plug-ins did you install?
    Some of the plug-ins from the Aperture menu - plug-ins link are outdated and do not work any longer with Aperture 3.4, see Aperture 3.4 and later: Some third-party plug-ins are no longer compatible


    For example, the Maperture Pro plug-in cannot longer be registered, also the link to BorderFX leads to an outdated version, try instead.


    If you install successfully, the plug-ins should be installed in the system library in the folder

    /Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins , in subfolders "Edit" or "Export".


    Once installed, you access them from the Photos-menu, "Edit with Plug-In" after selecting an image in the Browser.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,410 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to Drew59)

    I also have those plug-ins, and they should be installed in the system library in the following sub folders:

    Toonit! : 

         /Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins/Digital Anarchy/ToonIt 2.6


    HCS Edit:

         /Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins/HSCEdit_Ape.ApertureEdit


    Both appear in the "Photos" menu in Aperture, if I select an image, ctrl-click, and select "Edit with plug-in"


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