Still us­ing Aper­ture? Your time is run­ning out

Ap­ple an­nounces that Aper­ture won’t work in fu­ture ver­sions of macos.

Macworld (USA) - - Contents - BY RO­MAN LOYOLA

Five years ago, Ap­ple stopped de­vel­op­ment on Aper­ture and iphoto ( go.mac­world.com/st0p), two apps made for photo man­age­ment, the former be­ing the pro­fes­sional app and the lat­ter the app for gen­eral con­sumers. Ap­ple re­placed those apps with Pho­tos, but you could still run the older apps, and Aper­ture users were more likely to stick with Aper­ture.

How­ever, Ap­ple re­cently an­nounced that Aper­ture, a 32-bit app, will not work in fu­ture ver­sions of macos, which will even­tu­ally sup­port only 64-bit apps. If you’ve been hold­ing out, you have to make one of the fol­low­ing choices:

> Switch over to Pho­tos

> Switch to a third-party app, such as Adobe Pho­to­shop Light­room ( go. mac­world.com/phlt)

> Never up­grade macos be­yond Mo­jave, the last ver­sion that will work with Aper­ture

If you re­ally love Aper­ture, you could pick the third op­tion, but even­tu­ally, you’ll need to up­grade to the lat­est OS. Ap­ple has a sup­port doc­u­ment ( go. mac­world.com/mgrt) that de­tails how to mi­grate your Aper­ture li­brary to Pho­tos or Adobe Pho­to­shop Light­room. If you choose Light­room, be warned that there are sev­eral con­di­tions to consider when mi­grat­ing. For ex­am­ple, images with Aper­ture’s non-de­struc­tive ad­just­ment layer are not mi­grated over. ■

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