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Aperture: from trial to full

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Mar 15, 2011 2:28 AM
Hi all

i got a free trial version of Aperture and now would like to migrate to a full version via Mac AppStore.
What should be my list of actions?
Delete trial or leave it and install over it?
How should i manage a library in a trial in case i want to export it to a full version?

Appreciate your help.

Thank you
MBP 13.3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jim Calderwood Level 4 Level 4 (3,215 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 3:15 AM (in response to Infinity103)
    You can buy Aperture from the Mac AppStore and use it to open the library you have created with the trial version. You can then delete the trial version. If you have more than one computer which is compatible with AppStore you can download additional copies at no extra cost - up to 5.
    2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac 4 GB Ram, 24in Screen: 15in MacBook Pro 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3G 18 GB: iPad WiFi 16GB
  • Jim Calderwood Level 4 Level 4 (3,215 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 3:57 AM (in response to Infinity103)
    The program from the AppStore is tied to you Apple ID so there should be no conflict in changing over, however I would not recommend trying to use the trial version after installing the full version.
    2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac 4 GB Ram, 24in Screen: 15in MacBook Pro 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3G 18 GB: iPad WiFi 16GB
  • SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,665 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 9:47 AM (in response to Infinity103)
    Infinity103 wrote:
    What should be my list of actions?
    Delete trial or leave it and install over it?
    How should i manage a library in a trial in case i want to export it to a full version?


    • Step one should be to determine whether you will use a Referenced or a Managed Library for Masters.

    Use of a Managed-Masters-Library usually leads to huge Library and Vaults sizes slowing down hard drives operation at some point. I recommend using a Referenced-Masters-Library on the internal drive with Preview size set to be the size of your MBP display. Have two large external drives: one for Masters and Vaults and one or two for offsite backup of the Masters/Vaults external.

    • Step two: If you choose to use a Referenced-Masters-Library you should make sure all Masters on the Trial version (if it has not already expired) are set to be Referenced. This will give you the smallest Library and least problematic changeover. OTOH if the trial is expired do not worry about it.

    • Step three: Create a Vault for backup.

    • Step four: Back up Masters that are not in the Vault.

    • Step five: Buy & install the full version of Aperture.

    HTH

    -Allen Wicks
    AP 3.1.1; 2.66 Mac Pro, 8 GB RAM, HD 2600 XT; 17" C2D MBP, 3 GB RAM; Nikon D2x, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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