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  • dimamo1983 Level 1 Level 1

    Good point. I do have 3.4.2. Seems like there has been a new update to Aperture every week recently, so I lost track.

  • Jason Sims Level 2 Level 2

    Aperture 3.4.2 is working quite well for me in OS X 10.8.2. One thing I've found is that it's faster and seems more stable when you have plenty of RAM (enough that Aperture can use 1-2 GB without forcing everything else to swap into virtual memory).


    I haven't had any major issues with it since I upgraded my older MacBook Pro to 6 GB of RAM. On my current machine (MacBook Air, mid 2012, 8 GB RAM) it runs like a dream.


    I don't know if this helps you troubleshoot it, but I thought it was at least worth mentioning I'm not having any problems here. My library is about 115 GB, and I also use several third party plugins and Photoshop CS6 with it, so I feel like I'm putting it through its paces too.

  • jrf000 Level 1 Level 1

    Nothing fancy on my install, but it keeps crashing. Particularly with importing photos from my camera. Aperture 3.4.2 and OS 10.8.2.

  • gregruth Level 1 Level 1

    Brand new macbook pro 15in and it is bug city.  Might have to switch back to lightroom

  • sixwhiskey Level 1 Level 1

    You should upgrade to 3.4.3 before making a drastic move (and spend more money)

  • LuukRost Level 1 Level 1

    Dont update to 3.4.3! i cant even open Aperture anymore. It just freezes on startup. Like Mollivan i tried re-installing both OSX ML aswel as Aperture.


    This used to be such a good program and now its all trouble and no ease of use or confort.
    C'mon, Apple, get it together!

  • ppdix Level 1 Level 1

    I am still running 3.2.4.

    3.3.x is horrible. Video glitches on dual monitors, super slow performance and I HATE the all grey interface.

    Selecting projects doesn't work well. If you need to go to a project on the library in 3.3 you need to click it, get info and then choose Go To Project... ***? It is a simple click on 3.2.4.

    Selecting a new smart album (Shift-command-L) in 3.2.4 will create a smart album under the project that is selected, on 3.3, it creates a new "album" which is not attached to the partent project... BS!

    Besides iPhoto integration? Hello consumer? This is a PRO App. Why ruin it with integration to something nobody cares aobut. Might as well just use iPhoto then...

    Mountain Lion also ruined Aperture, even 3.2. I have video glitches and performance issues. Not to mention 10.8 is really the buggiest and worst update ever. I wish I could go back to 10.7 but everything is already upgraded on Mail and other Apps.


    I am seriously considering swtiching after being a faithful user since V1.0 in 2005.


    I have too many projects and time invested into Aperture, so Apple should start to take pointers from Adobe and start making this software work better and faster and release a version 4 asap!


    Apple keeps fogetting Professionals. Like No Mac Pro for 3 years... Still my 2010 Mac Pro runs circles around the newest iMacs but I really want a new Screaming Fast Machine for 2013.


    One can dream, right?

  • ppdix Level 1 Level 1

    Go back to 3.2.4. Much better.

  • Andreas Yankopolus Level 2 Level 2

    I'm thinking that Apple is trying to drive off the last remaining users so that nobody will be around to care when they pull the plug on Aperture.



  • 8JB Level 1 Level 1

    I've fortunately / unfortunately switched to LR4... I waited, Apple. My family has migrated as well.  That's 5 lost business opportunities.  Apart from this, Apple's MO of trying to be secretive surely has a downside... we aren't asking to know what's "around" the corner... at least tell us what's down the street.  Wake up, Apple.

  • hesspoint Level 1 Level 1

    I swiched to Aperture 3 when they dropped the price as it was much cheaper then the Lightroom upgrade. Also I did like the idea to have a closer integration with OS X and iOS. I mean it was a nice tool at that time but with years and 2 OS X releases going by it has not become any better and it is certainly ages behind the current LR.


    Just a few things that LR does perfectly but Aperture doesn't:

    - Keystone correction, not possible at all I have to use PSE to do it (which ***** at this also by the way) and I lose the non destructuve editing as I continue with a stupid JPG format

    - Horizon correction: In LR (since LR 2!!!) you can just draw a line and boom. With Aperture very annoying and imprecise freehand rotation.

    - ND Gradient not available in Aperture


    I could add plenty more. So Apple either you pop out version 4 really really soon or I am another LR4 user. Working with Aperture 3 any longer is even more excruciating then the migration mess to LR.

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