Apple Says Aperture Won't Run in Future macOS Versions After Mojave

In a new support document, Apple has indicated that its legacy photo editing suite Aperture will not run in future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave. The support document provides users with steps to migrate Aperture libraries to Apple's newer Photos app for Mac or Adobe Lightroom Classic.

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Apple ceased development of Aperture in June 2014 and removed the software from the Mac App Store in April 2015 after the launch of the Photos app for Mac. However, the application continues to function on macOS Mojave for users who still have it installed, albeit with some performance limitations.

As part of the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit, certain media files created using older formats or codecs will also be incompatible with future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave. Apple has shared instructions on how to convert incompatible media in iMovie libraries and Final Cut Pro X and Motion projects.

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Top Rated Comments

frankmcpartland Avatar
29 months ago
Killing Apple Aperture and removing the Macbook MagSafe power connector are among Apple's biggest mistakes...
Score: 137 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantastic Avatar
29 months ago
Aperture is still to this day the best photo editor.
But we need community townhalls where people can learn about emojis instead.
Score: 92 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dan9700 Avatar
29 months ago
We need it back!!!! Lightroom is not optimised well for macs
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aetles Avatar
29 months ago
I've still not forgiven Apple for pulling the plug on one of the best apps they've created, especially since there's just no good alternatives… :mad:

(Hoping that Affinity eventually will create a descent DAM but that does not let Apple off the hook.)
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZMacintosh Avatar
29 months ago
I thought apple was all about the pro? I really tried to like photos, but its really for the insta- facebook generation, not the iPhotos and Aperture crowds that brought people to Apple with proper tools and functionality. you can't even make your own damn books anymore without a 3rd party plugin and 3rd party subscription, ffs.

instead, you get an out of date Mac desktop, an overpriced all-in-one, etc. Im just getting sick and tired of apple's nonchalantness, it used to work well under Steve, but that's when the magic died and apple really doesn't have a clue.


Lol, just a rant. Lightroom is good, I still use photos to hold my large library of photos from the past few decades. things don't necessary have to change to get better, just improve /rant
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
29 months ago
Just in case we still had any teeth left after Apple kicked us in the mouth five years ago when they announced Aperture's EOL.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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