Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to David Hawkins)
Aperture 3.4.3 works well with both MacOS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.2. But since some new Aperture features require 10.8.2, like shared Photo streams, I'd upgrade the OS first.
- The upgrade from 3.2.4 has been problematic for some posters, if the Aperture library has corruptions. It is a major update, that will convert the Aperture library to another format. So there will be no way back. Repair and rebuild the Aperture library, while you are still using 3.2.4. (Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual). This can take a long time for a large library - do it over night.
- Update all other software to the latest versions, before updating the system.
- Check your plug-ins for compatibility with MacOS X 10.8.2. Aperture 3.4 and later: Some third-party plug-ins are no longer compatible
- Best make a backup of your system before upgrading, I'd recommend a bootable clone. This will be the only way to be able to revert to your current setup.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to léonie)
One follow-on question: I still have a library within iPhoto, v9.2.3, which I haven't yet transitioned to Aperture, and was intending to do so after all these software updates. Should I upgrade to iPhoto 9.4.2 after or before upgrading the OS?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 1:10 PM (in response to David Hawkins)
Do it at the same time that you are upgrading Aperture. With Aperture 3.3.x and later you have a unified Aperture-iPhoto Library, as you probably know; but for this to work, the Aperture and iPhoto versions should match. To use iPhoto 9.4.2 libraries with Aperture you need Aperture 3.4.3.
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