how to get from Aperture 2 to 3?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I originally bought Aperture 2 via download and I still have the serial number in the email that was sent to me when I bought it.

    I wish to put Aperture 3 in to my new iMac.

    do I.....

    1 - download the 30 day trial version of Aperture 3 and enter in my Aperture 2 serial number when prompted?

    or

    2 - download the 'purchase' version of Aperture 3 through App Store and hope that because I already own V2 it will come up with something saying 'you have already purchased this item, do you still want to download'

    any thoughts/ideas warmly welcomed.
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

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    Aperture 3 isn't a free upgrade to Aperture 2 users, so your old serial number won't work with it.

    IIRC, before the Mac App Store, Aperture 2 users were able to buy an Aperture 3 upgrade on DVD for something like $99 (vs the $199 "full price"), but now the "full price" of Aperture 3 is less than the upgrade price.
     
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    BJMRamage

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    yep, Option #2 (somewhat).

    Buy the Full version on Mac App Store.
    you can upgrade free for any 2.x but once you hit the next number it is a new purchase.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks for the replies.

    am a bit confused, unless I've read it wrong one of you says it's a free upgrade from V2 to V3, but another says it's not....
    :confused:
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

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    I think what BJMRamage was saying is that you get free updates to the existing version. So if you're on 2.1, and 2.2 comes out, that's a free update.

    When the version number to the left changes, then that's usually not a free update. i.e. you can't from from 2.anything to 3 for free.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    no i think they are both saying the same thing..its going to be paid.

    its free to upgrade 2.x but not to 3.0..

    in other words upgrading from 2 to 2.5 would be free, but 2.5 to 3 would be paid..

    for what is worth I suspect you'll probably have to pay but on the positive side apperture is great value at the moment!


    *edit*
    damn aristobrat beat me to it lol!!
     
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    RaceTripper

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    Your least expensive and least painful option to upgrade from v2 to v3 is to just buy it from the App Store for $79. There is no free upgrade from v2 to v3 and never was. Previously, the upgrade cost around $100.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    understood.

    thanks for the help
     

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