3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 12:08 AM by léonie
rydots Level 1 (0 points)



I have a Mac OS X v.10.6.8 Snow Leopard (2.3ghz Intel Core i5 processor) and planning to upgrade my current Aperture 3.2.4 into 3.3 version.


But Aperture 3.3 requires version 10.7 (ML) or later, thus do I need to upgrade into ML or are there other options?


My current Aperture 3.2.4 is workin fine and I just want to install plug-ins, but unfortunately most of the plug-ins require v.10.7 or Aperture 3.3.


If you can provide me a free aperture plug-ins for Aperture 3.2.4, that would be great since I don't need to upgrade for both.


Many, many thanks for your assistance!

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 10 (85,225 points)
    But Aperture 3.3 requires version 10.7 (ML) or later, thus do I need to upgrade into ML or are there other options?


    To be able to upgrade to  Aperture 3.3 or later you need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mt. Lion). Upgrades from the AppStore will give you Mt. Lion or Aperture 3.4.2 right now.


    I do not know how to find free plug-ins for Aperture 3.2.x, perhaps you can achieve the effects that you want with external editors?


    If you decide to upgrade the OS and Aperture take some precautions:

    • Check all other programs and device drivers that you rely on, if they are compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or later, or if you can get upgrades. No Power PC program will run any longer, they are not supported on Lion or later. Most of my device drivers could no longer be used, and for some programs I had to buy new versions. You can get a complete list of the installed software and the versions from the "About this Mac" panel from the Apple menu or the System Profiler.
    • Make a backup and if possible a bootable clone of your system as it is now, just in case you want to revert to the older system. Otherwise it will be nearly impossible to downgrade again.
    • Also, in rare cases the upgrade of the Aperture library to version 3.3. caused problems. While still running Aperture 3.2.4 make sure your Aperture Library is in perfectly working condition by running all three "First Aid" options: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual


    Good Luck


  • rydots Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Leonie,


    I guess I have to stick to Aperture 3.2.4 and my current OS version 10.6.8.


    One quick dumb question: does 10.6.8 is the latest or last version from Snow Leopard?

  • léonie Level 10 (85,225 points)

    Yes, 10.6.8 is the last version of Snow Leopard, and Aperture 3.2.4 the last version of aperture to run on this system.