Multi software use


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 10, 2007
I have a macbook and Aperature software on it. I plan to get the new imac and was wondereding whether I can copy the Aperature software onto the mac?

I will be the only one to use it but I wondered whether it will a) work? and b) is it legal in apple's eyes?


macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
Solon, OH
My understanding is that you're permitted to move the software to your new computer and use it there, but not have it on both computers at once.


Moderator emeritus
Jul 24, 2002
Aperture EULA said:
B. Single User License. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on one Apple-labeled desktop computer and one Apple-labeled laptop computer so long as both computers are owned and used by you. You may use the Apple Software and any third party digital photo content contained in or otherwise included with the Apple Software, on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original digital photo products, however, the third party content is provided as part of the Apple Software bundle and may not be commercially or otherwise distributed on a standalone basis.
So, yes 1 laptop, 1 desktop is OK as long as there is only one user (so only one machine in use at once), but two laptops, two desktops or two users is not OK.