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Chustle Level 1 (0 points)
Just installed Snow Leopard and tried to put pictures on Aperture but get a message that my version of Aperture cannot be used with this version of MAC OS.

Can this be true? If so, why has there been no notice that upgrading to Snow Leopard might make some Apple programs obsolete????

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • A A P L Level 7 (21,730 points)
    Um, OS upgrades almost always do that.
    The version compatible with Snow is 2.1.4.
    If you're going to update your OS, you need to do research first.

  • Chustle Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the response but OS upgrades don't almost always do that. Maybe Windows but I have upgraded MAC OS 3-4 times and have never had to purchase new versions of my software. Other than the forums, where has Apple mentioned this "benefit" of the new OS. I read all of the marketing material for Snow Leopard and no where is this mentioned.

    Aperture is an Apple program that I paid $200 for, has put all of my photos into an Aperture library that I cannot retrieve without buying the $200 latest version. Avoiding this kind of rip-off is why I switched away from Windows.
  • A A P L Level 7 (21,730 points)
    This has NOTHING to do with Windows, and it most certainly does usually mean apps need upgrading.
    Nothing new here.
    You might have looked for that info prior to installing if this is important to you.
  • Chustle Level 1 (0 points)
    I didn't say it had anything to do with Windows.

    I am amazed that you suggest there might be anyone for whom the instant obsolescence of their software is not important?
  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)
    You can upgrade to Aperture 2.1.4 for $100 and get a markedly better program.

    Aperture 1.5.6 was replaced with Aperture 2.0 almost 18 months ago now. Yes, you will have to upgrade Aperture to use it with Snow Leopard, or you can go back to Leopard and continue using Aperture 1.5.6. It's your choice.

    But to continue supporting all versions of Pro Apps with all versions of Mac OS X is a morass of a support matrix, and Apple has elected not to do that, just as Adobe doesn't support Photoshop CS2 on Snow Leopard.
  • A A P L Level 7 (21,730 points)
    No, you compared this "treason" with Windows as a snarky remark.
    Again, if you're going to use a computer - especially for important things in your life, you need to become more aware of the cycles of hardware/software before plunging into an OS upgrade.
  • Chustle Level 1 (0 points)
    No offense but why are you posting on this question thread? You run your post count up by three but have not said anything worth reading.

    Your comments are insulting, assume things about me you could not possibly know and have been wrong in the little you have posted. If you don't like my question, don't have an answer, and don't have anything else to say but insults, just find something else to do.
  • A A P L Level 7 (21,730 points)
    Actually, you're mistaken.
    I've offered a number of valuable pieces of advice, however, you choose to be insulted and mad at Apple (and me) because you want things to work your way - which is not the way this world works.
    I'd tell my kids the same thing.
    It's meant to help get you over the fact that this is reality, and you have choices.
    You can ignore, "yell" at me, or continue doing the same thing.
    Einstein had a term for that...
  • OregonStreams Level 1 (15 points)
    Chustle... I am with you on this particular Apple program not working based on the FACT that Aperture is not currently on the official Snow Leopard blacklist. Here is the official blacklist:

    Hopefully some one at Apple support will update the official blacklist. I have tried to email them directly requesting this.
  • T_Bro54 Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm with the OP on this problem. I checked the Apple support web site for app's not working with SL and nowhere was it listed Aperture 1.5.6 is not compatible, otherwise I would have not upgraded to SL. I have an extensive Aperture Library of photos I use for my work that have been collected over the last two years. Now I'm being held hostage by Apple for another $100 to use my Aperture program that I originally paid $200 for.

    Why should I purchase any new Apple applications, if by design they make them unusable every two years to force you to upgrade.

    Again, there was no warning on the Apple web site that Aperture 1.5.6 would not be compatible with SL. This is false and misleading advertising.
  • OregonStreams Level 1 (15 points)
    T_Bro54.... Strangely, Aperture WAS temporarily on the blacklist and then disappeared. I don't know if there is a versioning error and the website reverted to an older blacklist. SO one way that potential users of Snow Leopard and Aperture 1.X can really learn about this incompatibility is to search for threads like this one using a search engine.

    A work around for now is to open your photos in iPhoto by choosing File --> Show Aperture Library. To reset your camera import preferences, connect your camera and go to Applications --> (launch) Image Capture and set your camera to use iPhoto instead of Aperture. Now when you connect your camera, iPhoto should launch.

    Hope that helps
  • T_Bro54 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks for the suggestions on using iPhoto. I had to do this already to access my Aperture library. It's a work around, but an unacceptable one.

    It's interesting you mention Aperture was on the blacklist, then disappeared. This proves some deception by someone at Apple to pick up more upgrade dollars. This shows a total lack of integrity at Apple for being honest with its consumers.
  • werwerw Level 1 (0 points)
    It is not right to force their customers to buy new products with no notice or warning. We must sue them....
  • john.grayson Level 4 (2,495 points)
    werwerw wrote:
    It is not right to force their customers to buy new products with no notice or warning. We must sue them....

    nobody is "forcing" you to do anything.... apple certainly didn't force you to upgrade to Snow Leopard, you did that on your own and you obviously didn't bother checking for application compatibly issues first (which is the first thing you should do before upgrading ANY operating system).

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List:
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