Does Aperture still work in macOS 10.13?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Sven11, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Sven11 Suspended

    Sep 25, 2010
    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.
  2. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    It launches without issue on my end. I have not tried any other extensive functions yet...
  3. vista980622 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2012
    It launches without crashing. However, many features are broken (such as full screen mode).
    Same for iWork’09.
  4. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    Aperture full screen mode broken...? How...?

    It works fine here...
  5. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    Can you install it though? Or must it just be a migrated application?
  6. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    If you have purchased it on the Mac App Store, I'm sure you can find the download on the Purchase tab...
  7. Old Lorenzen macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2017
    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
  8. freediverx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2006
    Anyone tested Aperture's performance in High Sierra on a system with a Fusion drive?
  9. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    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
  10. Porsupah macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2013
    Probably near London or San Francisco
    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. ^_^
  11. joesegh macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    I'm still on El Capitan on my iMac, debating finally upgrading to High Sierra and moving over to 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?

  12. RednBlue macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2013
    Reading UK
    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?
  13. apeterson macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Sep 23, 2017 ---
    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!
  14. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    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.
  15. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    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.
  16. artfossil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2015
    the Great Plains
    Contact Joseph at

    He’s very knowledgeable. Heck there may be enough information at his site (and he also does training at 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.)
  17. freediverx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2006

    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.
  18. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

    Nov 4, 2008
    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?

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