How to download Aperture

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nlrela, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. nlrela macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Just got an email from Apple that Aperture will disappear from the AppStore very soon.

    Is there a way to download Aperture so that I can install it manually later (whenever I want)?
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    If you buy it from the App Store, it will remain available in your "Purchases" section to download later, even after Apple makes it no longer available for new purchase.

    For example, OS X Lion is no longer available for purchase in the App Store, yet I can still download it, even though I'm running Yosemite! I also have iBank 4 available, even though it is no longer available, as iBank 5 has replaced it.
  3. nlrela thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Unfortunately the email from Apple does say something different ... it won't be availabe anymore on your profile.

    Difference might be that Apple anounced officially Aperture to be EOL, which they didn't do for e.g. Mac OS X Lion ( they did only release a newer version of OSX)
  4. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2007
    I would suggest going into your applications folder, select Aperture, right click and select "Compress 'Aperture.'"
    I'm not sure if Aperture has any supporting files/folders that reside in other directories but if you want to try and see if it works properly, copy the compress file onto a hard drive or USB stick, log-into a guest account, pop the USB/Hard drive in and uncompress the app into your applications folder. Double click it and see what happens.

    You can find another method to back up your AppStore content here:

  5. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    The email I got doesn't mention "profile", it states:

    "When Photos for OS X launches this autumn, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store. You can continue to use Aperture on OS X Yosemite, but you will not be able to buy additional copies of the app."

    (my italics). So I read that you would be able to re-download from the App store, indeed given you have purchased it I don't think Apple is entitled to remove it.

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