Aperture has disappeared.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Johbremat, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Johbremat macrumors regular

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    Balls.

    Machine was poked, so had to rebuild it. After finalising the installation and logging in to the App Store, Aperture was nowhere to be found in my purchases. Not only can you not purchase it, but you can't even re-download.

    So unless someone has encountered the same, looks like I'm gonna have to fork out for a new processor.

    For those that departed Aperture, what did you end up with?
     
  2. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    Lightroom, CaptureOne are some of the more popular choices in this forum, depending on your needs. I wonder if it might be possible to raise hell with Apple though, to see if they can get you a copy? It still shows up for me in my purchases.
     
  3. Johbremat thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was showing up in my purchases prior to my machine falling over, though having it installed I wonder if that would make the difference.

    Fair call. Might raise a support ticket and see what the score is.

    I had a trawl of the forum before posting but couldn't see anything significant regarding the alternatives. If anyone has things to say about Capture One, DxO Optics Pro and Affinity Photo I look forward to it.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I'm seeing the same here. Aperture is not in the Purchased list anymore. I've long since moved to Lightroom, personally.
     
  5. Johbremat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Meets my needs and the application itself wasn't broken, when I could install it.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Apple has given the world lots of notice that Aperture was not to be further developed. So there has been time for folks to determine if they would hang with Apple for Photos or wanted something more sophisticated like Aperture. There have been many threads in this forum about moving from Aperture to LR or CP1. Either of those make sense if your want a DAM with editing capabilities. LR likely has the same set of plugins as was available for Aperture.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    DXO optics pro is good, but because of a lack of DAM and cloaning tool, LR is my go to photography software.
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    There are several threads outlining exactly this but silly to reproduce those comments again, have a quick search and a read.
     
  9. Johbremat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Of this I am aware. It didn't stop working despite it no longer being developed and meets my needs. I paid for it and don't want to outlay anymore coin, so will continue to use it (providing I can download it again from my account) until it falls over or I decide my skills exceed its capabilities.


    Thanks cap'n. Both insightful and helpful. Didn't think to search the forums using - what are they, keywords? - before creating a new thread.
     
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    As that article suggests, likely has something to do with El Capitan being released tomorrow. Good a story as any.
     
  13. Johbremat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Reads as hearsay and conjecture to me, whereas the email conversation I had with Apple in the last 24 hours fails to suggest that.
     
  14. chrfr macrumors 603

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    So, what did Apple say?
     
  15. Johbremat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Photos is the new Aperture and iPhoto; would not reinstate Aperture nor provide a refund.
     
  16. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that's lame. At least we have the download bits again.
     

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