4 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 4:10 AM by léonie
helen.rimell Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, does anyone know how you install Film Stock in Aperture? I have downloaded the software and it says it is installed on my computer, however when I try using plug-ins in Aperture it says no plug-ins are installed. Thanks. Helen

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Aperture 3.1.3
  • léonie Level 10 (90,975 points)

    How did you install the plug-in? I am not using that plug-in, but all plug-ins need to be installed either in zhe System library, directly on your Macintosh HD:

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


    or in your User Library in your Home Folder:

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


    Have you checked these install locations?




  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    Hi Helen.


    • Have you closed and re-started Aperture?  Sometimes Aperture does not recognize newly installed plug-ins.
    • How are you invoking the plug-in?
    • Have you confirmed that the plug-in is installed in either your system library folder (a Finder folder) or in your home library folder (again, a Finder folder)?  It should be in one of "Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins/" or "/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Plug-Ins/"




    Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger

  • helen.rimell Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your replies guys. It turned out that my Aperture was set to another users preferences so I couldn't administer it at all. Changed the preferences and admin ownership and it is all working fine now.



  • léonie Level 10 (90,975 points)

    Hi Helen,

    that explains a lot. It is usually best to install plug-ins and programs for all users by using an Administrator account when installing. That will prevent permission problems.


    Is your Aperture application not installed in the Applications folder on your Macintosh HD?

    I was puzzled, because your signature still is showing "Aperture 3.1.3". If that is true, you have missed many updates and bug fixes. The most recent Aperture version for "Mac OS X (10.6.8)" would be Aperture 3.2.4.


    But Software Update will not show the updates, if Aperture is installed in a local Applications folder and not in the system wide "Applications" directly on your HD; also it should be named simply "Aperture" and not Aperture 3 or something similar.