4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 12:43 AM by léonie
art Harris Level 1 (5 points)

in previous versions of Aperture and DxO, I had the use of the DxO software through a plug-in in Aperture. It has disappeared and I can't find any infpormation relating to how I might get it back.


Any experiences out there?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, Epson 3880, Epson 220
  • léonie Level 10 (90,714 points)

    Check the version of the plug-in you have, if it is compatible with the latest Aperture version. With Aperture 3.4.3 and Mt. Lion all plug-ins must be sand-boxed, see: Aperture 3.4 and later: Some third-party plug-ins are no longer compatible


    If your plug-in is compatible with Aperture 3.4, it should be installed in the Applications Support folder in your User Library or System Library:

    /Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins/

    either in the sub folders "Export" or "Edit".




  • CorkyO2 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    You may have been using the plug-in called: "Catapult" at link below:




    As Leonie mentions, you will need to verify compatibility with the new sand-boxing requirements if using Aperture 3.4.x. I suggest contacting the author(s) of Catapult to verify.


    Note - I have never used Catapult, but do use DxO Optics Pro 8 before importing into Aperture for a kit lense that needs optical corrections beyond the capabilities of Aperture (and takes too much time in ACR).

  • art Harris Level 1 (5 points)

    DxO tell me that, with their new version of the software, the plug-in which used to work with Lightroom (never existed for Aperture - my memory seems to be faulty) no longer works - they are looking into the possibility of creating a new one, but it may not be worthwhile.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,714 points)

    Thank you, art Harris, for letting us know. That is a pity, but explains, why I could not find anything about a Mt. Lion version of Catapult on the web.