7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 1:07 AM by léonie
mwphotos Level 1 Level 1

I have just upgraded to this Mac and was not succcesful in getting my Aperture 2 to work properly, is this possible.

Solved by Allan Eckert on Dec 28, 2013 9:28 AM Solved

No. You must have Aperture 3 at least for Mavericks.

 

Allan

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    No. You must have Aperture 3 at least for Mavericks.

     

    Allan

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

    Not in any meaningful way.

     

    Aperture 2 has been a problem since the release of Lion. While Apple has never officially stated that it will not work given the number of posts from users trying to use 2 on OS's since Lion lead to this conclusion.

     

    Your best chance of success is to upgrade to version 3.  If you still have access to the old system and Aperture 2 run a library repair on all the version 2 libraries before trying to upgrade them in Aperture 3. It will make things go smoother.

     

    In any case make sure you have good working backups of all your Aperture 2 libraries before doing the upgrade.

     

    regards

     

    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    To provide some evidence for Allan's and Frank's answer:

    Just have a look at the last Release Notes for Aperture 2:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3604

     

    Archived - Aperture: About the 2.1.4 software update http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3604

     

    The last compatibility update ever was for Snow Leopard - there were no new compatibility updates at all for Lion, Mt. Lion, or Mavericks.

  • mwphotos Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks, have just upgraded from my trusty G5 powermac and will purchase Aperture very soon.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

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  • Mark P NZ Level 1 Level 1

    I was wondering this too and Im not sure what to do now because Id like to update to Mavericks (from snow leopard) but not update to aperture 3 (just use iphoto) but Im worried about installing Mavericks while having all my photos locked up in aperture format as .appprojects which Im unable to access. Any advice?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    We have no idea how long you will have to wait for a hypothetical Aperture 4. For two years Apple has added all improvements to Aperture 3 instead of releasing a new major upgrade. I for one, I am content with getting the improvements for free as part of Aperture 3, instead of having to pay for a new version number "release 4".

     

    Even, if you only want to use iPhoto with Mavericks, it would be a much smoother transit to iPhoto, if you could convert your Aperture 2 ".appprojects" to Aperture 3 libraries. Then iPhoto could open them like an iPhoto library and you would save all your editing and tagging work. Aperture 3 is a great companion for working with iPhoto,  see:  Aperture 3.3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture

     

    Does anyone in your family or a friend own Aperture 3.5.1 and could upgrade your Aperture 2 libraries for you? Then iPhoto 9.5.1 on Mavericks could open your Aperture libraries for you losslessly, once you upgrade to Mavericks.