When Aperture is no longer supported by the OS, then I’ll have some new decisions to make.Most likely, I’ll freeze a computer at El Capitan, and keep it as an archive machine.
Speaking of which, I do recommend keeping copies of both Aperture 3.4 and Mac OS X El Capitan on a backup drive.
Up the road you may need to restore failed hardware.
How to set up the test library If this approach sounds reasonable to you, then I suggest you download my free e Book from Rocky Nook publishing, Rocky Nook’s Guide to Moving to Capture One Pro.
It’s written for both Aperture and Lightroom users, with specific sections for each.
I do a lot of volume work so the lack of PSD support threw me for a loop initially.
I knew, despite my best efforts, I wasn’t going to convince myself to personally enjoy Lr so I decided to stick it out.Fortunately, it’s very easy to add an i Photo library into the Mac Photos app at any time.If you already have a busy Photos library, you’re going to be working with two different image libraries now, which is why it’s generally best to allow Photos app to pull in your i Photo or Aperture library on first launch.I was one of those Aperture users who was set adrift by Apple.And not only did I have to find a new home for my photo library, I had to figure out how to help others do the same. By creating a test library that mirrors the characteristics of your Aperture library, but on a much smaller scale, you can make note of the bumps in the road, then try smooth them out.After all, I’ve led so many to Aperture in years past. Nearly every email I receive from a photographer in distress during migration is because he was attempting to bring over his entire library or catalog in one pass, and something went wrong. You can work quickly from one iteration to another because the import of a small library takes virtually no time.