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Aperture 2.x loupe doesn't work w/new Mountain Lion--help?

3184 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 7:43 PM by skyguy3 RSS
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)

    Why would anyone buy it today then it its 3 years old?




    Aperture 3.4.3 is 1 moth old!


    And Aperture 3.3 is very different from Aperture 3.0 - full integration with Mac OS X 10.8 - isn't that what you are looking for?

  • DMarsh Calculating status...

    No I'm looking for my software which works fully 99.9% to be fixed. Age is a poor excuse. Mac OS X is just that; version 10. It's not version 11. If it was then so be it. We have had no new operating system just an update thus the software we paid for should be fixed to work on it. It's the same company. Stop making excuses for the largest tech company in the world.

  • DelMurice Calculating status...

    I didn't just buy Aperture 2, been using it for years, and it has worked for me without any problems at all, and the plug-ins I use work fine too.   I didn't see a point in upgrading to something that didn't have anything I needed.  And still, loosing the loope still isn't reason enough to upgrade to Aperture 3.   But things like this, make me wonder if I should stick to Apple apps on my Mac, since it's apparrent they may be using operating system updates as an excuse to force app updates upon us.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)

    may be using operating system updates as an excuse to force app updates upon us.

    But they did not force the operating system update on you, did they? Snowleopard is a very good operation - the best Apple ever made, imho. So why upgrade, if you do not want and need the iCloud features?  But if you really want iCloud, then Aperture 3 is the photo software to use the features.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,195 points)

    It's pretty standard practice in software for companies to stop supporting old versions once a newer version comes out.  Bugs won't be fixed if they don't exist in a newer version.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,195 points)

    I'd like to know where you think you'd get a better shake.  If you found a bug in Lightroom 2 or Lightroom 3, it wouldn't be fixed either.  Even worse, if you got a camera that shipped in the past year or so, it wouldn't work in Lightroom 2 or 3.  The only way to get it working would be to upgrade to Lightroom 4.


    These issues aren't unique to Apple.  I really know of almost no software vendor that will fix bugs in software that has had a newer version available for 3 years.  It's pretty much unprecedented.

  • DelMurice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I still use Aperture 2, so they didn't force me to upgrade.  But I had to upgrade to 10.8 because I still needed to use an updated Xcode.  But what you say about Adobe apps not being aupported anymore is not true, I still have an old Power Mac G4 digital audio with CS2 still on it, and once in awhile I still get updates for it from Adobe. It's true they don't have to, but it's good customer service.  Apple does have great customer service, and the only company I've ever seen that will send a tech out in the middle of no where to honor their warranty.

  • FuzztoneNL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to say I agree and disagree with the comments here. If I can explain my situation I think folks here on this thread and Apple themselves will agree that there should be a patch for A2 to work on 10.8. Here goes......


    1. I didn't upgrade to Mountain Lion, I purchased a new iMac running 10.8 (lovely BTW, good work Apple).

    2. I am a genuine user who purchases software. I have A1 and A2

    3. The new version is of Aperture is 3, so I am only 1 behind. If the advancements are so huge and Apple feel they need more cash then they should call in Aperture 7 like all the other software companies.

    4. I don't particularly need to be spending money on Apple software at the moment as I have just spent E2500 on a new machine.


    Come on Apple, one last update to version 2 and then make the next update to v4 and stop the v2 support. If I am warned that 10.8.3 (three) my A2 will not work, then at least the choice and mistake will be mine to make.

  • skyguy3 Calculating status...

    For those who need to use the loupe and do not want to update I found this workaround. It seems the problem is with Disk Permissions, so with Aperture closed repair the disk permissions.


    (Open Utilities, then open Disk Utility, select disk, then click on Repair Disk Permissions.)


    Open Aperture, select Loupe, press "M" (Show Master Image) or "Z" (Zoom to Actual Size), now the Loupe should work for current session.


    You will have to Repair Disk Permissions every time before opening Aperture for this workaround.


    My Versions:

    OS X  10.7.5

    Aperture 2.1.4

  • DMarsh Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Sorry skyguy but someone has already mentioned a similar answer to this and it doesn't work. Tried it last night but doesn't work for me in any instance.

  • skyguy3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DMarsh, That's interesting, because it works for me every time!

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