Does Aperture still work in macOS 10.13?

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The new Photos app still can't replace Aperture (it probably never will) and I'm still not sure about switching to Lightroom's unfamiliar workflow and subscription model.
 
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Eithanius

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It launches without issue on my end. I have not tried any other extensive functions yet...
 

vista980622

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The new Photos app still can't replace Aperture (it probably never will) and I'm still not sure about switching to Lightroom's unfamiliar workflow and subscription model.
It launches without crashing. However, many features are broken (such as full screen mode).
Same for iWork’09.
 

EugW

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Can you install it though? Or must it just be a migrated application?
 

Eithanius

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If you have purchased it on the Mac App Store, I'm sure you can find the download on the Purchase tab...
 

Old Lorenzen

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Yes with a fresh install Aperture is flying, and with the new file system it is much faster. plus the Apple Raw engine have been updated (so I think) since I can recover areas that was underexpoused much better
The only thing that I can't get to work is Flickr uploader
 

freediverx

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Anyone tested Aperture's performance in High Sierra on a system with a Fusion drive?
 

Bending Pixels

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It's time to move on from Aperture.

There's plenty of training - videos, books, etc. to help you with Lightroom, and Lightroom can even import your Aperture library
 

Porsupah

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Late to the party, but yes, Aperture appears to be perfectly fine with High Sierra. ^_^ A huge relief, as I don't get on well with Adobe's UIs, Lightroom included, so that's not a good option. The forthcoming Affinity DAM might be just the ticket, however - I'll be looking forward to seeing that. For now, though - the tool works, so I'll continue to use it as effectively as ever. ^_^
 

joesegh

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I'm still on El Capitan on my iMac, debating finally upgrading to High Sierra and moving over to Photos.app with some of the new editing tools (I don't really use particularly advanced features of Aperture, mainly curves, white balance, vignette, and burn/dodge brushes).

Has anyone seen an in-depth review of the High Sierra Photos app that they can share? Are there selective burn/dodge tools, or will we have to lean on third-party extensions to fulfill that kind of editing?

Thanks!
 

RednBlue

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New Photos is a great improvement, however I just reinstalled Aperture into High Sierra without any issues - still love that interface - but does anyone know if its possible to copy the Photos library into Aperture without damaging it for Photos? and if so how?
 

apeterson

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It's time to move on from Aperture.

There's plenty of training - videos, books, etc. to help you with Lightroom, and Lightroom can even import your Aperture library
[doublepost=1506195273][/doublepost]Does anyone know an "Aperture AND Lightroom" expert that could help me migrate my Aperture Library to Lightroom, on a "pay for hourly services and training?" THANK YOU!
 

nutmac

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With newer iPhones (7 and newer) and iPads using HEVC and HEIF formats, and I suspect Android will soon join the bandwagon (Android P), you will need to give up Aperture some point or another.
 

EugW

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I didn't actually run Aperture but I did very briefly test it out on one 10.13 machine. It worked fine.

However, it should be noted that Photos gets some nice improvements in 10.13.
 

artfossil

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[doublepost=1506195273][/doublepost]Does anyone know an "Aperture AND Lightroom" expert that could help me migrate my Aperture Library to Lightroom, on a "pay for hourly services and training?" THANK YOU!
Contact Joseph at https://photoapps.expert/1to1

He’s very knowledgeable. Heck there may be enough information at his site (and he also does training at lynda.com) to meet your needs.

I switched to Mylio from Aperture a couple of years ago and couldn’t be happier, especially with regard to having all of my images accessible on my Mac(s), iPad and iPhone. (I don’t like Lightroom.)
 

freediverx

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It's time to move on from Aperture.

There's plenty of training - videos, books, etc. to help you with Lightroom, and Lightroom can even import your Aperture library

The issue is not just Lightroom's learning curve, or its tedious and destructive migration process, but its enormous shortcomings compared to Aperture. And before you respond with examples of LR's great editing features, I'm referring primarily to its inadequacy as a digital asset manager and to its intentional incompatibility with iCloud Photo Library and macOS system library.

Switching to Lightroom essentially forces you to give up Apple's ecosystem and replace it with Adobe's. This—for me—is a non starter.
 

H2SO4

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Yes with a fresh install Aperture is flying, and with the new file system it is much faster. plus the Apple Raw engine have been updated (so I think) since I can recover areas that was underexpoused much better
The only thing that I can't get to work is Flickr uploader
Can you elaborate on what you mean about a 'fresh install' pls? Was it as simple as just deleting the app from your applications folder and then clicking on install from the App Store tab or are you talking about HS?
 

FJDR

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Hello to all:

I use Aperture 3.6 in my MacBook Pro 17" 2011 running High Sierra.

All works fine, and Aperture uses too less system resources. In fact no need to use the fail dGPU ( Radeon ).

The only thing is the need to initialize iCloud sync each time I open the app. Plus the incompatibility with the new policies with FaceBook and Flickr

All other works excellent.
 

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Clix Pix

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Don’t know why someone decided to revive this old thread, but reality will bite in September when Catalina (MacOS 10.15) is released, as at that time, Aperture will no longer work at all, even though many of us have been able to use it even in Mojave..... That will be a sad day when Aperture is truly no longer available to us.......