I just discovered this about FAT32 when I formatted a USB stick to that and tried printing some images at a photo-kiosk on Friday for somebody! I had to come home and reformat it with ExFAT as the kiosk refused to see it.It is not surprising that Aperture requires an MacOS formatted drive. This seemingly new post may be the result of people working with betas of High Sierra and its new drive format and encountering issues.
On the other hand, it is interesting that the "Rip van Winkle" that wrote the notice is so far out of date concerning Windows drive formats and what is commonly sold today. FAT32 hasn't been a commonly used format on Windows since before Windows XP and external hard drives haven't commonly been sold using that format for quite a number of years. NTFS is the common Windows format and the common format for non-Mac specific external drives. These days, FAT32 is only common on USB flash drives and the smaller memory cards. On larger flash drives and memory cards ExFAT is the common format since FAT32 comes to grief with large volumes. The SD/XC memory card spec specifies ExFAT.
The OS interfaces with the file system. Applications, unless specifically designed for file system manipulation, have no visibility to it.As of beta 7 APFS works just fine on High Sierra. I suppose the key question is if Aperture can run on top of APFS.
There's nothing to be implied. Support articles normally don't refer to an OS in beta. No doubt this article will be updated after the release of High Sierra.The only question that this implies but doesn't answer if the new Apple File System in High Sierra works or not!
No, it wouldn't be able to read a Photos library, and there's no conversion available/offered.
Well said!They will have to pry Aperture from my cold, dead fingers..... I use Capture One 10 for editing, but all processed JPGs are stored as referenced files using Aperture. It's flabbergasting that since it was discontinued there's still no other native Mac DAM app that has feature set and speed of Aperture.
Worst decision of Tim Cook to abandon this segment and torture us with unfinished Photos app
Now would be the time to re-validate your backup strategy -- ensure it's working properly so you're not screwed if/when that external drive dies.But when I rebooted this morning, I had Aperture repair permissions again. This time it succeeded. I can see my pictures again.
Yes - you've confirmed for me that Aperture is good on macOS Mojave (10.14), thxWell said!
[doublepost=1538107345][/doublepost]We have been promised DAMs yet no one has delivered. A very sad state of affairs. I wish Apple would spin it off to a separate company and let someone else run with it.
[doublepost=1538107440][/doublepost]On a side note, it is interesting that Apple has not killed Aperture entirely ... it still runs in Mohave!