Aperture 2 + iPhoto 11

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  1. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    So I upgraded to Yosemite to find out my Aperture 2.x doesn't work. I don't really use my DSLR anymore so I figured what the hell I'll just use iPhoto from here on out. Well I was prompted to download iPhoto 11 and now when I try to open my Aperture library with iPhoto I get a message about needing to upgrade to Aperture 3.3.
    Is there any way around this without buying Aperture 3? I would just like to use iPhoto but I cant lose my 5000+ pictures in my Aperture library. It's like Aperture is holding my pics hostage until I upgrade..
    Any help would be greatly appreciated but I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just buy Aperture 3...
     

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  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Given that Apple previously advised they're no longer developing new versions of iPhoto and Aperture (to be replaced by Photos early next year), you might want to save $80 and look at alternatives such as Lightroom, AfterShot, etc.
     
  3. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The problem is I have over 5000 pics in my Aperture library that I cant lose. I need to get them out some how. I'm thinking buying Aperture 3 is gonna be my only option...
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If you have Aperture of any version installed on your computer, if you open the App Store app you'll probably find that you can get 3 as a free upgrade.
    Edit: that may only apply to an existing version 3.
     
  5. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that was one of the first things I did. It wants to charge me $79.99
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Some users reported that installing a trial version of 3 was converted to the newest full version. I have no idea if that works anymore, or if you'd be able to find a trial version online.
     
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    Yeah I remember reading that awhile back too. I'm just unable to find the trial .dmg

    I don't even care about getting the full version. I just need to be able to get my photos out of Aperture and into iPhoto.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Finally getting somewhere. Now the problem is, I have over 5000 photos. Is there a way to just grab them all and dump them in iPhoto?
    Preview opens 1,134 photos and then crashes out every time.
     
  10. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Got it!

    If I control click to show package contents, I can then drag my project folders into iPhoto. Thanks for the help Hrhnick!
     

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