Aperture alive on OSX Yosemite

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Apple plays the wild card and Aperture is still supported, updated and working well on OSX Yosemite. Is this a lifeline for Aperture users. I was initially hesitant but ran the 10.10 install on my laptop knowing full well that if Aperture was replaced or removed I’d still have it on my iMac.

But as you can see, alive and kicking. So if this means that OSX users will have the option to keep Aperture at the current updated version or move over to the proposed new apps in 2015 I for one will be happy to keep it in my stable of photo processing software.

Fix for Lightroom 5 and Aperture under OSX 10.9 Mavericks

If you are experiencing difficulties with Lightroom 5 not opening and Aperture not exporting images on OSX 10.9 here’s the fix if you have your Catalogs and Projects on external drives. Because of the new security measures / protocols you need to ensure that your external drives have read and write permissions for all users. After a lengthy discussion with a tech genius friend of mine this was the solution he offered and everything is fine now. Go to it. Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 6.17.45 pm

Photoshop Touch for IOS

image courtesy of Petapixel

It was a long wait but worth it. Whilst Android users have had access to this for some time, Photoshop Touch has remained painfully out of reach for IOS users, the logic of which defied me completely, given the sheer volume  of the market share for iPads as opposed to Android tablets. However it’s here and comes with an impressive arsenal. The only weak area for me is the 1600px output, but who am I to complain. The rest is more than you could want from a first release. I’ve spent some time this morning putting it through it’s paces and it was certainly better than I had expected, no glitches and some very pleasant surprises.  Good job Adobe.

You can get the blurb material here, here and here

And my run through here

All’s well that ends well, or is it?

At long last the issues with Aperture have settled down and the app is behaving normally. I read periodically on forums that users are still unsure of the viability of installing 3.1. The only caution I would mention is just be aware that once your libraries are updated you cannot revert to a previos version of Aperture, it’s a one way street, and if you get stuck, heaven help you. Having said that the 3.1.1 update has it’s merits and is worth the effort. Although in the interim when Aperture was down I discovered that Lightroom is no lightweight and is a serious contender. Apple beware, Adobe are doing their homework.

The update solution and now obviously the crash solution are posted here for reference.

 

Aperture 3.1.1 update solution

The following actually works in terms of allowing an install of the 3.1.1 update for Aperture, where the update is downloaded from Aperture support.

  1. Open the Applications folder.
  2. Drag the Aperture application to the Trash.
  3. Open the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.
  4. Open the Terminal application.
  5. On the command line, type the below command (which is case-sensitive) and then press Return:  (or copy and paste)
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.Aperture
  6. When prompted, enter your user password and press Return.
  7. Insert your Aperture disc and install Aperture.

Then run the update installer package,

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

Have yet to find a solution for Aperture crashing on opening…..have done everything possible.

Getting Service

After an extensive search of the App Store I find what I have overlooked, the little Support button on the main page under Quick links.

Once you get to the Mac App Store support page you only have two options for Contact; Applications, which drew zero result, none of the FAQ’s related to my problem, and there was no option for Contact, and Accounts and Billing.

So it was off to Accounts and Billing.

Whilst Accounts and Billing may seem to be an odd place to end up with a problem like this, it was the only place where I could post information, and get some sort of response. Maybe it will end up in the right hands further down the line, wish me luck.

 

 

 

Clicking on the Applications link simply gives you this

and there is not much you can do with it. Can you imagine trying to explain the content of the last two posts over the phone?

So I had to provide a brief outline in the space provided and a link to this post, what are my chances?

The saga continues | App Store Blues

After purchasing the boxed edition of Aperture and installing it on my system, (read previous post….. App Store Blues), I discovered that I cannot update Aperture to 3.1.1

I downloaded the update from the link on the App Store, because it is no longer available through ‘Software Update’ on OSX 10.6.6, and despite not having 3.1.1 on my system, the App Store update persirtently told me that I did.

I ran the installer and got this warning when running 3.1.1 update.

The new boxed version is 3.1 (this is the installed version)

and the App Store update tells me I have 3.1.1 installed, (3.1.1 is the version available at the App Store)

It’s problematic that only a direct update via the update tab on the App Store is now the only way to update this software, (even though this was not purchased through the App Store) particularly when the software update mechanism process at the App Store is unable to correctly identify the installed software version.

One can only hope that users of Final Cut and Logic are not forced go this way.