Aperture support not dead ...

Alexander.Of.Oz

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I would have thought that to be a prerequisite to actually using Aperture, that you had to format the referenced drive you were going to store your images on to a Mac OS format.
 

dwig

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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On the other hand, it is interesting that the "Rip van Winkle" that wrote the notice is so far out of date concerning Windows drive formats and what is commonly sold today.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.
 

Alexander.Of.Oz

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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On the other hand, it is interesting that the "Rip van Winkle" that wrote the notice is so far out of date concerning Windows drive formats and what is commonly sold today.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.
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.
 

MCAsan

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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.
 

ApfelKuchen

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The only question that this implies but doesn't answer if the new Apple File System in High Sierra works or not!
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.

However, I am running High Sierra and APFS on my internal drive, and Aperture seems to be working just fine. I haven't pounded on every key and feature, so it's not a comprehensive assessment.
 

RednBlue

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I'd love to go back to Aperture, but would it be able to read my Photos library or would I need to do some conversion that might possibly damage / lose some or all of my images?
 
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MCAsan

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But wasn't that addressed by Apple years ago? The closest thing from them is Photos with extensions.
 

R2FX

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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
 

Darmok N Jalad

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Semi-related, I’m a bit surprised that “Photos” exists on both MacOS and iOS, but they don’t have the same feature set on large screen devices. I have an iPad Pro, and it’s just not much for a photo editor when compared to the MacOS version or third-party editors. It’s not that the iPad Pro is underpowered. I edit RAW files using Affinity all the time. The power is there, they need to leverage it better, especially if legacy programs like Aperture aren’t being advanced.
 

steve123

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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
Well 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!
 
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jerwin

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arghh

ran into this error

"Aperture cannot access this library: to user this library. make sure its file permissions are set correctly."

first option: repair permissions
Consistency check completed. opening library

"Aperture cannot access this library: to use this library. make sure its file permissions are set correctly."


second option:

repair database
"Unable to write to Library Aperture Library: Check that you have permisison to write to the library directory...


My 400 gigabyte aperture library is stored on an external drive.
 

jerwin

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yeah, that's a reassuring sign. :eek:

But when I rebooted this morning, I had Aperture repair permissions again. This time it succeeded. I can see my pictures again.
 

deeddawg

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But when I rebooted this morning, I had Aperture repair permissions again. This time it succeeded. I can see my pictures again.
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.
 

mtbdudex

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Well 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!
Yes - you've confirmed for me that Aperture is good on macOS Mojave (10.14), thx
 

Clix Pix

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I just recently purchased a new 2018 15" MBP and was so happy to see that I could still download and install Aperture! :). Even though I am using other programs -- mostly Luminar -- I still like to hop into Aperture every now and then to tinker with something.
 
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