OH! Please! 10.11 Aper 2.1.4


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 21, 2004

I just upgraded the inlaw's computer from 9.5 to El Capitan. Grampa has Aperture 2.1.4 with THOUSANDS of my children's photos and now it's gone. iPhoto is ready for upgrade.

**PHOTOS App opens asking for iPhoto **OR** Aperature imports**

Can I have both? I am suposed to be the Mac guy but looking at the App Store there isn't an Aperture upgrade and I can't have EITHER OR.

People. Help an old man.

These are birth photos up to today.

I have to have them.

I do not need to modify them but I need them.

How do I do this?

Bending Pixels

macrumors 65816
Jul 22, 2010
Photos replaces both iPhoto and Aperture. You might want to copy/backup the Aperture library first before converting it to Photos. Aperture 2 may be able to access it, but I'd suggest having him switch to Photos.


macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2014
First off go to your backup of his drive, find the Aperture Library, right click and "show package contents", then navigate looking for a Master folder. The original images should be in there. Copy them. Twice. To different drives.

Now relax.

Now decide which App to use going forward, sounds like Photos might suit. Import your newly-found originals into Photos.

If you don't have a backup...how did you update? did you wipe and format the drive? If not then you need to look for the Aperture library and find the originals as above, but go and buy a USB Hard Drive and take a backup. First.


macrumors regular
Oct 19, 2015
Weird.... I run Aperture on El Capitan.

If I were you - I'd go to the APP Store and look under purchased - There should be Aperture - and it should be downloadable - and it will be version 3.6.

Apple gives away the latest version of Aperture for free to anyone that had Aperture on their system before it was discontinued.

Give that a try. It should then find your old Aperture library - and you can continue to use it no problem.


macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2014
Fingers crossed, there were lots of Aperture Library updates involved, hope it manages such a big version step ok...