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Help! Aperture won't work with Snow Leopard...

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Jan 25, 2013 8:52 PM

I know you will all probably laugh at me because I have just upgraded to Snow Leopard.  The problem is that nobody told me my Aperture wouldn't work anymore! I can't even open it to retrieve my photos...(btw, this is why I was hesitant to upgrade...but I had to because I got the iphone 5 which wouldn't sync with my itunes version and that wouldn't update unless I went to snow leopard...and so on....).

 

So, the problem is that I need Aperture version 2.0. so I can update that to 2.1.4 and be compatible with Snow Leopard.  I have 1.5.6 and kept it that way because it was working for me and I just basically use Aperture as a photo storage system. I can't find 2.0 anywhere. I can't figure out how to uninstall snow leopard either. I need my photos back asap.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Debi

Aperture 2, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,505 points)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:37 PM (in response to DebiDDS)
    The problem is that nobody told me my Aperture wouldn't work anymore! I can't even open it to retrieve my photos

     

    In what way does it not work for you? Does it crash or hang? Do you get an error message?

    Aperture 2 works fine with snow Leopard, so there may be another problem.

    Please explain more. How did you upgrade to 10.6.8? From an install DVD?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 12:33 AM (in response to léonie)

    One more question, debi.

    Does your Aperture icon show a circular ring like the ghostbusters? Like below for my CCC?

    Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 09.18.45.PNG

     

    And is the "Kind" listed as "Application (PowerPC)" when you use "Get Info ⌘I)? That would indicate that your current Aperture version is still a PowerPC application. Then you can still make it run on Snow Leopard. You have to make sure that your Snow Leopard installation includes the Rosetta environment.

     

    Do you have a Snow Leopard install disk? Look into the "Optional Installs" folder on this disk and open the "Optional Installs" package. Proceed as described in the second part of this

    article:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1167117/reinstalling_rosetta.html

     

    If your Aperture 2 version is still a PoerPC app, installing Rosetta should enable you to run the aperture 2 installer from your installation disk and then upgrade to Aperture 2.1.4.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to DebiDDS)

    I need 2.0 so I can upgrade to 2.1.4

    You mean you need to buy Aperture 2 - you do not own it yet? You cannot download and buy the older Aperture versions any longer from Apple.

    Aperture 3.2.4 also works very well with Snow Leopard. You might try to buy a boxed retail version of Aperture 3 if you can find it by Amazon or ebay and upgrade directly to Aperture 3.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to DebiDDS)

    Alas, I just looked at the system requirements for Ap 3, and I'm only running Version 10.6.8 so I won't be able to install it.  Sigh.

    That is why I said you need to get Aperture 3.2.4; that version runs well with SL, I have it on my Snowleopard system. You cannot buy it online, but boxed versions are still sold. If you buy a boxed version at eBay or from other stores, it will probably be Aperture 3.1.xx and you can upgrade to 3.2.4. Look at the requirements: Aperture 3.2.4

     

    The current version from the AppStore requires 10.7.5. or later; it is a pity, that you can only buy Aperture for the newer systems online.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to DebiDDS)

    Great,

    I hope the upgrade will go well and you get your pictures back.

     

    One more hint: Upgrading from Version 1 to 3 will require a large reorganisation of your library; so do not upgrade the library directly, but rebuild it first. This is recommended in the Aperture Release Notes:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518

     

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where upgrading is discussed.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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