Another little update has come along with Mountain Lion this morning.
(see update below: The preset installation error has been fixed and the now work again!)
What’s New in Aperture 3.3.2
- Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
- Addresses issues that could affect performance when entering and exiting Full Screen mode
- Auto White Balance can now correct color using Skin Tone mode, even when Faces is disabled
- Projects and albums in the Library Inspector can now be sorted by date in addition to name and kind
- Includes performance and stability improvements
What’s quite cool is that when you run Software Update in Mountain Lion, all updates come through the Mac App Store — even for apps that you didn’t buy from there! So in my case, my Aperture installation is pre-App Store, so I’ve always gotten those updates from the old Software Update engine. Not anymore.
I’m downloading it now and will report back soon — needless to say I’m hoping the preset installation issue is resolved here!
YES!! The adjustment presets (effects) now install properly!
(This is only relavent to users who have tried installing presets since the Aperture 3.3 update. If you already had presets installed prior to 3.3, and haven’t tried to install any new ones, then you don’t need to reinstall.)
I will make the same recommendation that I made before. To ensure a clean install of presets, wipe out your existing preset installation.
If you have your own custom presets saved, you will want to export those out first. To export YOUR presets, simply go to the Effects drop-down in the Adjustments tab, choose Edit Effects…, select your collection(s) of custom presets, and from the gear menu, choose Export… and save them to your desktop. Then follow these steps to perform a clean install:
- Quit Aperture
- In the Finder, navigate to the
~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/folder and delete the file
Adjustment Chain Presets.plist(to open your home Library folder, click on the Go menu in the Finder while holding down the Shift key).
- Launch Aperture and install the presets by going to the Adjustments tab and selecting Effects and Edit Effects…, then finally Import… from the gear menu.
- If you are installing ApertureExpert presets, remember that they were delivered in a DMG file, so you’ll need to double-click on that to mount it on the desktop, then navigate to the .AdjustmentPresets file from Aperture.
If you need to re-download any of the ApertureExpert presets, forward me your download email and I will reactivate your links. If you can’t find that, I need at minimum your PayPal email address, but finding that email with the Transaction ID makes this a lot easier and quicker.