3 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 11:51 AM by léonie
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Can I update my Aperture 2 to Aperture 3 or do I have to purchase the new version?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,758 points)

    You need to buy Aperture 3.

     

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  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    You can only update within a number, to go to a higher number you need to buy the application again.

  • léonie Level 10 (91,124 points)

    Can I update my Aperture 2 to Aperture 3 or do I have to purchase the new version?

    There is no price reduction for the update if you already own Aperture 2, you will have to buy the full version, but Aperture 3 bought from the AppStore is no longer quite so expensive as Aperture 3 used to be. Don't buy the boxed retail version.

     

    Not all Aperture plug-ins are compatible with the newest Aperture 3 versions. Before you upgrade, check, if your favorite plug-ins are compatible with Aperture 3.4.4.

    Aperture 3.4 and later: Some third-party plug-ins are no longer compatible

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    If you decide to upgrade, read the release notes in this document: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518

    Scroll down all the way to the section

    "Additional Information: A note on upgrading your Aperture library".

     

    Don't upgrade without taking some precautions: Repair the Aperture 2 library unsing Aperture 2 before you upgrade and backup the Aperture 2 library and the Aperture application, just in case. The upgrade will require a major rebuilding of your Aperture 2 library.