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kaczy Level 1 (0 points)

New version Aperture (3.3) is not available on Snow Leopard (only Lion). Ok... but how to buy/reinstall Aperture 3.2.4 on my Mac of Snow Leopard?


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    my Mac of Snow Leopard

    Your signature says Mac OS X (10.5.8)?

     

    From the App Store you can only buy  Aperture (3.3).

     

    How did you initially install Aperture on your Snow leopard system? Did you upgrade from the Trial Version or buy an installer DVD for Aperture 3? If you still have the trial installer or the DVD, use this to reinstall. Was Aperture 3 originally installed on your Snow Leopard system and do you have a Time Machine backup?

  • kaczy Level 1 (0 points)

    Your signature says Mac OS X (10.5.8)?

    No, I corrected to 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).  I have a trial version. I wanted to buy today, Aperture 3 for Snow Leopard (version 3.2.4) but it's impossible. I can not upgrade to Lion (iMac 2006 - 1.8GHz, 2GB of RAM - this is max). It's not fair for me.

  • JJakucyk Level 1 (20 points)

    That's a good question.  I got my copy of Aperture through the App store and I'm on Snow Leopard.  I can't upgrade to Aperture 3.3, but how do I update from 3.2.3 to 3.2.4?  The App store only offers version 3.3. 

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    From the Apple support downloads page:

    Aperture 3.2.4

  • JJakucyk Level 1 (20 points)

    That doesn't work because the registration is tied in to the App Store.  So downloading and installing from that link would result in an unregistered copy.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    You still  might be able to buy a boxed version of Aperture 3 at a local Apple store, but that will be much more expensive than the download from the App Store.

     

    Since you cannot upgrade your machine to Lion, I'd stick with iPhoto, until you will invest into a new computer.  iPhoto libraries now can be opened by Aperture, so any work you invest into an iPhoto library will not be lost, once you transit.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    That doesn't work because the registration is tied in to the App Store.  So downloading and installing from that link would result in an unregistered copy.

    Have you tried it?

     

    That link points to an Upgrade Installer. I have frequently used the direct support upgrades to upgrade an application bought from the App Store.

  • JJakucyk Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes, when I try to run the update package I get the following alert:

     

    "The version of Aperture installed on this Mac must be updated through the Mac App Store. Check the Mac App Store to see if an update is available."

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    And have you checked your Updates Tab of the App Store? It should offer you the update, even if the most current version is 3.3. You need to be signed into the App Store and keep the AppStore running for some time, for the updates to show in the Updates Tab.

  • JJakucyk Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes leonie, it's offering 3.3, but if I try to use it then it says it can't install it because it requires Lion 10.7.4 (as you'd expect).  It doesn't give me any option to download 3.2.4 instead though.  It's like the App Store only offers up the most recent update available.

  • kaczy Level 1 (0 points)

    You still  might be able to buy a boxed version of Aperture 3 at a local Apple store, but that will be much more expensive than the download from the App Store.

     

    Since you cannot upgrade your machine to Lion, I'd stick with iPhoto, until you will invest into a new computer.  iPhoto libraries now can be opened by Aperture, so any work you invest into an iPhoto library will not be lost, once you transit.

    No, I dont' want iPhoto. I need Aperture 3. It was available in the Mac App Store for Snow Leopard for a good price. At this moment I feel just cheated. Many people have a problem now - they have bought and can not update / reinstall. I can not buy. It should not be so. I'm sorry for my english.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    Please report feedback to Apple: The more feedback, the better.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

     

    This is a total mess. I'll send a report myself.

  • kaczy Level 1 (0 points)

    Please report feedback to Apple: The more feedback, the better.

    Ok, thank you. I sent and waiting.

  • shuttersp33d Level 4 (1,540 points)

    Actually, I think the correct path is through AppleCare on this one. I would go there first.

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