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How do I download aperture 3.5.1 update?

1788 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2013 2:53 PM by Lensley_76 RSS
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Dec 6, 2013 8:23 AM

Anyone knows how to download the Aperture 3.5.1 update as my latest update is 3.4.5...

Aperture 3, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Lensley_76)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities


    Aperture 3.5.1 is only compatible with OS X Mavericks and it is only available in the Mac App Store. If you are using OS X Mavericks, open the Mac App Store, go to Updates and you should be asked to update to Aperture 3.5.1

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Lensley_76)

    One known problem with the Aperture 3.5.1 update is, that for some reason it only did show at the AppStore for some of our forum members, if the language and the region in the System Preferences had been set to "English U.S. " and then the system restarted.


    So, if mende1's advice should not work for you directly, and your system is set a different language, try to chnage the language & region settings in the System Preferences and restart the system.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Lensley_76)

    Aperture 3.5.1 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store even if you installed it from the Aperture DVD. After doing this, Aperture gets registrated as a Mac App Store purchase.


    As léonie said, try switching the OS X language to English and restarting, and then try to update Aperture. Also, that update can only be downloaded from the Mac App Store, so I suspect you are downloading it from an illegal website

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to Lensley_76)

    Thanks for your prompt reply. My version og Aperture was originally purchased with my MAC before App-store. Therefore I do not receive the update via App-Store. Until now, I have been downloading the update manually.

    The 3.5 update is special - it is only available from the AppStore, mende1 said. It will convert your pre-App Store registration code to an AppStore licence. After updating to 3.5 from the AppStore, you will see Aperture in the "Purchased" tab of the AppStore, just like any other app you bought from the AppStore.  It will now be tied to your AppleID, so make sure, that you sign into the AppStore with the AppleID you are usually using for buying and updating applications.

    For this to happen, the AppStore has to be able to check, that you are having a valid registration code and Aperture installation. Aperture has to be installed directly in your Applications  folder, not a subfolder of Applications, and only be called "Aperture", nothing else.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Lensley_76)

    In addition to the other tips the old version of Aperture needs to be installed in the system Applications folder in order for the App Store to see you have it.


    If it is not installed and authorized and is not in the Applications folder with the name Aperture the App Store will not offer the upgrade.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to Lensley_76)

    It does not show up under the purchased items in App-store.

    Does it show up under "Updates"?

    It will move to the Purchased items when the Update is finished.


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