Apple Says Aperture Won't Run in Future macOS Versions After Mojave

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In a new support document, Apple has indicated that its legacy photo editing suite Aperture will not run in future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave. The support document provides users with steps to migrate Aperture libraries to Apple's newer Photos app for Mac or Adobe Lightroom Classic.


    Apple ceased development of Aperture in June 2014 and removed the software from the Mac App Store in April 2015 after the launch of the Photos app for Mac. However, the application continues to function on macOS Mojave for users who still have it installed, albeit with some performance limitations.

    As part of the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit, certain media files created using older formats or codecs will also be incompatible with future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave. Apple has shared instructions on how to convert incompatible media in iMovie libraries and Final Cut Pro X and Motion projects.

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  2. dan9700, Apr 30, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019

    dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    We need it back!!!! Lightroom is not optimised well for macs
  3. frankmcpartland macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2015
    Killing Apple Aperture and removing the Macbook MagSafe power connector are among Apple's biggest mistakes...
  4. dantastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    Aperture is still to this day the best photo editor.
    But we need community townhalls where people can learn about emojis instead.
  5. IRockThat828pScreen macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2019
  6. Aetles macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2002
    I've still not forgiven Apple for pulling the plug on one of the best apps they've created, especially since there's just no good alternatives… :mad:

    (Hoping that Affinity eventually will create a descent DAM but that does not let Apple off the hook.)
  7. McCrab macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2006
    RIP Aperture. Was nice knowing you. Very happy having migrated to Capture One, following an entirely unsatisfactory interregnum with Light Room
  8. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I forgot it ever existed!
    I use Lightroom, always have.
  9. kurosov macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2009
    Looks like I switched entirely to an iPad Pro with a legacy Mac for managing old libraries just in time. I’ll likely never bother buying another Mac without Aperture.

    While the transition brought some benefits i’d Still like to see affinity add a management and review tool to their apps with cloud sync and an iPhone companion app for reviewing/flagging/rating only.
  10. Digital Dude, Apr 30, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019

    Digital Dude macrumors 6502a

    Digital Dude

    Oct 12, 2008
    Arizona where freedom still means something
    Hopefully, they'll get some of the bugs worked out of the dismal Apple Photos App, that has plagued humanity since the beginning of time.
  11. a104375 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2007
    Matamoras, PA
    I've always used aperture for ken burns slideshows. It just does it so well! Anyone using something else for that type thing with good success?
  12. yellow8 macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2017
    Apple should not turn their back to photographs...
  13. BootsWalking macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2014
    Just in case we still had any teeth left after Apple kicked us in the mouth five years ago when they announced Aperture's EOL.
  14. mindquest macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    So what are some of the alternatives everyone has moved over to?
  15. Letterb macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2017
    Luminar is pretty decent. Source: I’m a mere user.
  16. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I thought apple was all about the pro? I really tried to like photos, but its really for the insta- facebook generation, not the iPhotos and Aperture crowds that brought people to Apple with proper tools and functionality. you can't even make your own damn books anymore without a 3rd party plugin and 3rd party subscription, ffs.

    instead, you get an out of date Mac desktop, an overpriced all-in-one, etc. Im just getting sick and tired of apple's nonchalantness, it used to work well under Steve, but that's when the magic died and apple really doesn't have a clue.

    Lol, just a rant. Lightroom is good, I still use photos to hold my large library of photos from the past few decades. things don't necessary have to change to get better, just improve /rant
  17. McCrab macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2006
    For different purposes, in combination a great work flow -
    - Photo Mechanic 6
    - Capture One v12 (use Sessions, not Catalogs)
  18. bunnspecial macrumors 604


    May 3, 2014
    When I started seriously getting into digital photography(as opposed to film, which has been an ongoing hobby for ~15 years) there was talk that Aperture was on its way out. I'm glad that I spent the time and effort to learn Lightroom, although I did buy a second-hand copy of Aperture and have it on my Mac Pro.

    Photos just doesn't cut it. I like Aperture, and I would use it if not for the fact that it's a dead end. At least, AFAIK, it still uses Apple Camera RAW so should be good on Mojave up to the last update to that which Apple releases.

    Now I just dread the day when Lightroom 6 no longer runs and I get forced into paying for CC. I was able to LR6 back in 2015, although the lady I talked to at Adobe was definitely trying to sell me on CC at the time. At least Adobe was considerate enough to add Nikon D850 support to LR6-that will likely be my next DSLR in a few years.
  19. smirking, Apr 30, 2019
    Last edited: May 3, 2019

    smirking macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Aperture hasn't aged well. If Aperture is all you know, you won't be able to understand this.

    Apple was right to abandon it. The photo editing / digital asset management space is very crowded. It has over a dozen major competitors and probably several dozen if you start considering stand alone editor tools without asset management built in. Some of those alternatives are extremely good.

    I loved Aperture and I hung onto it for too long myself. When I finally moved on, my only regret was that I didn't do it sooner. Aperture was easy to use and didn't make me think very much, but it was underpowered in its color editing tools and my extended reliance on it stunted my development as a photographer.

    Capture One Pro is my photo editor these days and it can be configured to work similarly to the way Aperture worked. If the thought of giving up Aperture makes you want to make Mojave the last MacOS you'll ever use, do yourself a favor and give Capture One Pro a serious look. It takes a little exporing to figure out how to configure it, but my setup really does mimic Aperture.
  20. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
  21. Lone Deranger macrumors 68000

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    It’s okay. Here... have some more Emojis.
  22. nihil0 macrumors regular


    May 19, 2016
    While I like it and use it for major editing of my photos, it is still poorly optimized, laggy with slow responses. I recently started Lr because I needed to make batch edit of 500+ photos with auto tone settings (because, unfortunately, Luminar does not support that and AI auto filter is crappy) and I was amazed how smooth it is when compared to Luminar. But Luminar has better functions and is easier to use than Lr for me.

    So I hope, one day Luminar will get better but right now it is still not a software which can battle Lr or any other RAW editor.
  23. smirking macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I wish Apple would give us the ability to color tag and assign ratings in Photos. If we could do that, Photos could be a credible replacement for Aperture for hobbyists who aren't interested in moving onto a more professional setup.
  24. gmarm macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Another example Apple is turning its back to the pros.
  25. smirking, Apr 30, 2019
    Last edited: May 3, 2019

    smirking macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Aperture was good in its day. If you think Aperture is still a pro application, you are not a pro.

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