2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2014 11:52 AM by ptarmigan43
ptarmigan43 Level 1 Level 1

My Aperture (v3.4.5) library has serious problems.  Will I be ok updating to Mavericks (using Aperture 3.4.5)?  I'm slowly debugging the lib (exporting sublibraries, reimporting all photos, etc), but it is a very long term project.  I would like to move over to OSX 10.9 ASAP.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
Reply by léonie on Jan 9, 2014 10:44 AM Helpful

Will I be ok updating to Mavericks (using Aperture 3.4.5)?

Aperture 3.4.5 is working with Mavericks, that should not be a problem. Just take the usual precautions and make a current backup of your mac.

 

But you should check, if other applications or plug-ins you rely on, like scanner drivers, printer drivers, etc, are compatible with Mavericks.

 

I'm slowly debugging the lib (exporting sublibraries, reimporting all photos, etc), but it is a very long term project.

That looks like a daunting project. What kind of problem is there with your Aperture library? Have you tried all repair options?  Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual

 

Regards

Leonie

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  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    Will I be ok updating to Mavericks (using Aperture 3.4.5)?

    Aperture 3.4.5 is working with Mavericks, that should not be a problem. Just take the usual precautions and make a current backup of your mac.

     

    But you should check, if other applications or plug-ins you rely on, like scanner drivers, printer drivers, etc, are compatible with Mavericks.

     

    I'm slowly debugging the lib (exporting sublibraries, reimporting all photos, etc), but it is a very long term project.

    That looks like a daunting project. What kind of problem is there with your Aperture library? Have you tried all repair options?  Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual

     

    Regards

    Leonie

  • ptarmigan43 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks!  I think I will go ahead with the upgrade to 10.9.

     

    I started using Ap3 in the beta versions (early 2010), and since then the lib has grown to 30K items (mostly from Panasonic DMC-GF1 and GX1). It's a referenced lib, with masters on an external HD. Adjusting or deleting the earlier images is a little risky--the OS can go unstable and damage the file structure. I've had to use the Restore HD a few times when running DiskUtility. I think newer imports are not troublesome (2013 seems OK, maybe 2012, but 2011 and older can be bad).  I constantly use the Repair functions, and the Rebuild as needed (I also keep the vaults updated).

     

    I'm exporting groups of projects as new libraries, then I reimport all images/videos and delete the originals. I'm also temporarily flattening the keyword structures (but not sure I need to). Then I can import the clean sublibs into a new main lib.  I'm about 18% done after ~3 months.