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jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using Aperture 2.1.4 which worked perfectly for many years until I installed Mavericks. Now Aperture crashes every time I try to open it. What can I do?


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • 1. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,840 points)

    Upgrade to 3.5. Aperture 2 was a problem even with 10.7 and 10.8. There is no reason to expect software that old will continue to work indefinitely.

     

    You'll be doing yourself a favor by upgrading. The new version is a much better application.

     

    regards

  • 2. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your advice. I guess I will have to go that way. I wonder if the upgrade is smooth and simple at replacing 2.1.4 library.

  • 3. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    I wonder if the upgrade is smooth and simple at replacing 2.1.4 library.

    Have a look at the Aperture Release Notes:  http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518

    Scroll all the way down to "A Note on Upgrading".

    The upgrade is simple, and porobably smooth, but take some precautions.

     

    Don't upgrade without reliable backups.

    • Backup your Aperture 2 library and the Aperture 2 application.
    • Dont upgrade without rebuilding your Aperture library while still running Aperture 2.
    • If your Aperture 2 library should be on an external drive, that is not formatted MacOS X Extended journaled, move it to a drive formatted for mac before upgrading.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am now wondering if it would be simpler to revert to my previous OS since I was perfectly happy with the performance of Aperture 2.1.4 and am not particularly thrilled by other Maverick changes. Is this as simple as inserting my Snow Leopard installation disc to get the old OS back on my computer?

  • 5. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)
    I am now wondering if it would be simpler to revert to my previous OS since I was perfectly happy with the performance of Aperture 2.1.4 and am not particularly thrilled by other Maverick changes.

     

    I did not want to discourage you from upgrading to Aperture 3.5. It is worth it.I just mentioned highly useful precautions, to ensure you are safe, in case something happened during your upgrade.

     

    You cannot downgrade your system to Snowleopard by simply installing the older system on top of your newer system.

    • You will have to check, if some applications already have been upgraded to mavericks-only applications and files and databases been upgraded to Mavericks.
    • Then make a backup of current backup of your entire system, better two backups and check, if they are working.
    • Wipe your system drive by booting into recovery and running disk utility.
    • Insert your snow leopard installer and reinstall snowleopard.
    • Connect your backup drive and when prompted to migrate data abd settings,restore your data from the backup.
  • 6. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,840 points)

    To go back requires you have a backup of your system prior to install Mavericks. 

     

    See  OS X Mountain Lion: Revert to a previous OS X version

     

    While that refers to ML it will work for Mavericks also. However I would suggest you give Mavericks a chance,

  • 7. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    NCBarrett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for  information on how to downgrade.  I really want to keep Mavericks, however I have to spend at least a minimum of $120 ($80 Aperature 3.5 and $20 a piece for Numbers and Pages) to use my computer for what I used it for before I installed Mavericks. Not cool.

  • 8. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am in the same position. I was perfectly happy with Aperture 2.1.4, which I only use occasionally these days, so I really don't want to pay for an unrequired upgrade to 3.5. Changing to Mavericks appears to have the same effect on other programs, which users have to pay to upgrade, meaning Mavericks is not free at all. Surely Apple should have put a very clear warning about this potential problem before you download Mavericks.

  • 9. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    Smyth Wolfe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    An $80.00 ugrade is not an option.Its not cool or okay. I can't help but think "how sad". Years of work harmed. Shame.

  • 10. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)

    To expect 5-year-old software to continue working with all future OS versions forever is simply naïve.  There was nothing forcing you to upgrade your OS, but yes there's the chance that 5 year old software is not tested for compatibility, where there is a substantially newer version of Aperture available.

  • 11. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The curious thing is that my old version of Aperture 2.1.4 continues to work well enough with its original large library, but crashes if I import any new images. I have reverted to iPhoto, but never liked it, so am still considering investing in Aperture 3.5. However, when you look at 'most recent' feedback at the App Store there is a lot of criticism and negative comment, particularly concerning the amount of memory required by the new version of Aperture. My iMac has always managed very nicely with 3GB memory, but will it be ok for Aperture 3.5? I would hate to buy the programme and discover that it works in slow motion!

     

    Apart from Aperture, there seem to be no problems using Mavericks on my iMac. However we have also installed it on a 17 inch Macbook Pro with two users and there are two definite drawbacks:

    1. Switching between users takes much longer than previously.

    2. Shutting down also takes much longer, with a period when the screen just turns grey.

    What is happening? Will this be corrected with updates?

     

    Another query. My daughter, who has a 13 inch Macbook Pro with the previous OS, has started to worry about security. Does she need to update to Mavericks to keep up to date with Mac security? Will her Miocrosoft Office 2008 for Mac continue to work properly with Mavericks?

     

    Any advice on  these issues would be appreciated!

  • 12. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    My iMac has always managed very nicely with 3GB memory, but will it be ok for Aperture 3.5?

    What kind of image formats and sizes are you processing? My older MBP  (4GB Memory) worked well with Aperture 3.2 and Snowleopard, but was very slow when I upgraded to Lion, particularly, when working with large scans (tiffs, 30 MB and larger). I upgraded all Macs to 8GB and more. With smaller image files it was o.k.

    Is the memory maxed out in your iMac, or could you add some memory modules?

    1. Switching between users takes much longer than previously.

    2. Shutting down also takes much longer, with a period when the screen just turns grey.

    I'd disable the "Restore windows" option in the general preferences.

     

    I don't  know about Windows 2008. Check  http://roaringapps.com/

     

    -- Léonie

  • 13. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    jeremyevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My photos are 6MB jpgs maximum size. No bigger! Maybe that would be ok?

     

    I tried your 'restore windows' tip which seems to have worked. Thankyou!

  • 14. Re: Aperture 2.1.4 with Mavericks
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)
    Maybe that would be ok?

     

    Look at the tech specs.  http://www.apple.com/uk/aperture/specs/

     

    That could work, if you don't run memory-hogging applications concurrently to Aperture, for example Safari.

     

    Have you checked, if you could add more RAM to your iMac? The "About this MAc > More Info > Memory" tab should tell you, if it is possible.

    For my iMac I am seeing this:

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