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  • jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Leonie, that's very helpful. It appears I can increase RAM from 3GB to 4GB maximum on my mid 2007 iMac which still performs very well.

    Aperture technical specifications says Memory: 2GB RAM but also says Recommended: 4GB of RAM, which I find confusing, but I guess it should be ok.

  • Smyth Wolfe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Frankly I've never been too impressed with Aperture's performance as a professional photo managing app, on any system.

     

    And although I might be naive for expecting longevity-in-function for my money, especially when it comes to my personal work and realistic budget restrictions, I'm not naive enough to upgrade to a new level of dysfunctionality.

     

    So when I can, I'm switching to Adobe Lightroom. On sale now at Adobe and Amazon.

     

    I would also like to add, there is nothing more frustrating and frightening than finding your carefully edited versions blanked out in the non-destructive Aperture.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    Aperture technical specifications says Memory: 2GB RAM but also says Recommended: 4GB of RAM, which I find confusing

    2GB is the minumum required to launch the app, but if you want any performance without having to admire the beachball constantly spinning, you will need some additional RAM as working storage.

  • jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wonder if you could give some advice on my 17 inch early 2009 Macbook Pro? It has always been prone to the whirling beach ball and 'programme not responding' which has got worse with Mavericks.

    It has 279GB free out of 319GB with 4GB of RAM.

    I am wondering if increasing my Macbook's RAM to the maximum of 8GB might solve this problem?

    Curiously, my old 2007 vintage iMac performs much better with just 3GB of RAM. I wonder why that is?

    Any help much appreciated!

  • Smyth Wolfe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Sorry to say, you are at the proverbial cross roads in regard to Aperture 2.1.4., a version dropped far too soon, in my opinion.

    You can download and try out a free, full trial version of Lightroom 5, for 30 days.

    You can export portions of your Aperture library, by menu command or drag and drop, to test out in Lightroom.

    Lightroom will read metadata from files you processed in Aperture, but experiment to be sure you're getting the results you want.

    As you have proven, 4Gs of RAM might not remedy your problem with Aperture 2 (2.1.4) and upgrading to 3.5 may not improve Aperture either.

    I'm thinking of selling my disc version of Aperture 2, if I can. Or giving it away to someone who still operates Leopard.

     

    Don't forget to back up your work!

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    I can increase RAM from 3GB to 4GB maximum on my mid 2007 iMac

    That model will actually work with 6gb even though Apple  officially supports 4gb.

     

    I am wondering if increasing my Macbook's RAM to the maximum of 8GB might solve this problem?
    It most likely will help. 4gb is really the bare minimum.

  • seanfromminato-ku Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Frank, when I pay good money for software and it works fine, why should I not expect it to run after Apple "upgrade" the OS. This in an old ploy by software producers to force users to continually update, and I disagree completely with your reasoning. To have a phot library on in excess of 43000 images rendered unaccessible by an upgrade is unacceptable to me. I for one will probably be going back to Photoshop where at least a jpeg is a jepeg.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)
    when I pay good money for software and it works fine, why should I not expect it to run after Apple "upgrade" the OS.

     

    You can expect it to run, after an update, but not after an upgrade.

     

    An update to an operating system will fix bugs, improve usuability features, but essentially keep the MacOS X the same. It will support the same system calls and dynamic libraries as before, and the applications designed for this version of the OS will continue to work.

     

    An upgrade of the OS will bring a completely new operating system to your mac, and if the key features of the system have dramatically been redesigned, as the process system in Lion or the sandboxing in Mt. Lion and Mavericks, then older applications, compiled for older releases of the  OS simply cannot be expected to work. There is no simple update possible. Aperure 2 would have to be completely rewritten. In the case of Aperture 2 this completely rewritten version already exists. It is called Aperture 3.5.x.

  • jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    You may be able to help with an Aperture problem. I have Aperture 2.1.4 on a 2007 iMac with a very large library from my working days which has been in storage for a year while I moved house. I upgraded to Aperture 3.5.1 on my Macbook which I have been using in the meantime and has a much smaller library.

     

    I tried exporting images out of my 2.1.4 library and it crashes almost every time. I tried upgrading to the latest version of Aperture 3, but it told me I needed OS 10.10 which means upgrading to Yosemite. I don't think this is wise as my iMac only has 3GB and works perfectly well, apart from Aperture. Also, I see that Aperture will shortly be defunct!

     

    So I would like to transfer all the images on my iMac in Aperture 2.1.4 to my Macbook in Aperture 3.5.1. I can't fine any obvious means of doing this. I wondered about copying the iMac Aperture library onto an external hard drive and then copying it to Aperture on my Macbook. Would that work?

     

    Any help would be appreciated!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jeremy Evans

  • jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Leonie, this is my revitalised Aperture problem which you may be able to advise on! I have Aperture 2.1.4 on a 2007 iMac with a very large library from my working days which has been in storage inside a its box for over a year while I moved house. I upgraded to Aperture 3.5.1 on my Macbook which I have been using in the meantime and has a much smaller library.

    I have tried exporting images out of my 2.1.4 library and it crashes almost every time. I tried upgrading to the latest version of Aperture 3, but it told me I needed OS 10.10 which means upgrading to Yosemite. I don't think this is wise as my iMac only has 3GB and works perfectly well, apart from Aperture. Also, I see that Aperture will shortly be defunct. So I would like to transfer all the images on my iMac in Aperture 2.1.4 to my Macbook in Aperture 3.5.1. I can't fine any obvious means of doing this. I wondered about copying the iMac Aperture library onto an external hard drive and then copying it to Aperture on my Macbook. Would that work? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Jeremy Evans

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