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Aperture 3 was released on February 9, 2010, and required an Intel-based Mac, unlike previous versions which could run on PowerPC systems. Upon the launch of the Mac App Store on January 6, 2011, Aperture 3.0 was made available through the store at a reduced price of $80 in the United States. Apple claimed that the new version included over 200 new features. Aperture became a 64-bit application capable of handling large files such as high definition scans, a face detection and recognition tool called Faces, a Places feature that automatically places photos on a world map, native integration with Flickr and Facebook, nondestructive, edge-aware brushes for applying adjustments to photos, dozens of new built-in adjustment presets, the ability to create custom presets for download, advanced slideshow capabilities, and the ability to handle and edit video and audio files.
The trial version of Aperture is no longer available. If you currently have a copy of the Aperture 3 Trial installed on your Mac, you must delete it from your Applications folder before downloading Aperture 3 from the Mac App Store.
The appropriate APT package should be chosen for the target machine. The *.tar.gz package can be installed on all machines (but the *.zip package is more convenient for Windows machines), and is suitable for users running APT from a command window, but a slightly more complicated installation procedure must be followed in this case. Most users will want to install APT as a double-clickable application, however. In this case, the *.zip package for Windows machines or the *.dmg package for Macs should be downloaded.
So the only real solution is to have a Mac running somewhere that would always be downloading original files to a local hard drive. And then to preserve history (photos that were deleted, etc.), you would also need to have something akin to a Time Machine backup on the local hard drive, so you could go back in time and find old files.
The Mac mini is set to download all originals from the iCloud Photo Library (this runs in the background), and it also has iTunes running, and set to download new media files whenever available (that way I have backups of all the music and movies I've purchased or stored in my iCloud Music Library as well... and with Home Sharing enabled, I can access my entire music and video library on the local network without having to download anything through the Internet!
Thanks for the useful information. I read your blog and made the switch from aperture to photos too. Bought a 4tb external drive. Took me 2 days to export all photos (42,000 photos, around 200gb). I noticed photos can only import small batch of photos at each time(
Do you or anyone here have any experience with the iCloud Photo for Windows application It says will download all new photos onto a Windows machine. I wonder if I could run that on my existing Windows 2012 server to keep a full backup of all my photos.
Thanks Jeff for that extremely helpful article and thanks also to all the people who have documented their own experiences with migrating from Aperture. I have just moved to High Sierra...not without some difficulties but I found that the photos I was taking with my iPhone 7plus and videos were in the new \"high quality\" format and I couldn't open them in Sierra. I am operating with Photos as my current capture library but select the best photos from that to add into my \"definitive\" collection in Aperture. That's all working ok at the moment but I realise that Aperture's days are limited. I did a test upload to Lightroom and that went as well as could be expected. (It took days.....maybe a week). Seems to operate ok in Lightroom but I have a big learning curve to be able to operate in Lightroom effectively.My really big issue is that, like Jeff, I have put a huge amount of effort into people/face identification and have identified about 30,000 faces. I find them really useful for sorting say all the photos of my sister's family, (just use her married surname). Having the names in keywords is better than nothing (this is what you get with Lightroom ...and, I think, on converting to Photos) but not much help when you have 40 faces in the old school photo and you are trying to identify somebody in it. I have held off moving the whole library (about 30,000 images in Aperture) to Mac Photos in the hope that Apple might fix the faces connection but I guess that is increasingly unlikely.I did upload my Aperture Library to Dropbox to have as a backup. That was an interesting exercise. It took at least a week...maybe more and while I thought I would just be uploading 30,000 files (roughly corresponding with the number of JPG images) it turned out that each picture had thumbnails, previews, and adjusted image etc. I suspect, also, that faces has massive number of files. Anyway, there were many more files than 30,000 (maybe 10x that number) that kept uploading day after day. I now have all these images in DropBox but they don't really open up as Aperture and finding a particular image is virtually impossible as far as I can see.I have avoided using the cloud for my main collection....mainly because of a lack of trust but also because of the time it takes to download a search which might have 200 pictures in it. (Say, all the pictures of me when I was a teenager). And, of course, one doesn't always have access to wifi...or even to a telephone connection. So I liked to have the collection either on my devices or on a min HDD. But, I guess that sooner or later I am going to have to look seriously at the options of maintaining a cloud based system.The reality, I think we all have to face is that with our photo collections, we are going to have to continually update them every 5 years or so with new software. They are no longer like the shoebox of photos that we could stick in the closet for 6o-100 years and still access ...even if they were a bit faded. I think I am going to have to do something like Jeff has done and take the leap into Photos but it is really annoying that Apple can, so carelessly, stop supporting something that so many people have put countless hours into. (In terms of cataloging, editing, and naming faces etc). Why should I trust their iCloud...or indeed anything else they produce
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Got slagged yesterday for not making a bigger deal of the release of Photoshop CS6 beta. (It's a free 984 MB download from the Adobe website.) But...I wonder how many people use Photoshop any more. Seems to me most photographers have switched to Lightroom.
I downloaded it last night and printed an image quickly with the epson printer profiles and the moab paper profiles. The what I saw on the screen and what printed out was by far better than what I have been getting since CS4. I am going to reprint some pictures to test it some more this weekend but I definitely see an improvement. 153554b96e