Apple's Aperture update fixes face detection
Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:10 PM
Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:50 PM
I do not like that as well, yet it is a fact of life. Either upgrade or be left behind. Systems do not quit working, all the apps we use remain as good so there really is not any beef with Apple.
Heck, I am still running iPhone 3GS works perfect. The issue is many of my apps updates and upgrades only work on iOS 7.x. Such is life, as it is my choice to upgrade my hardware or not, thus I am not miffed at Apple.
Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:51 AM
It wouldn't cost any more for Apple's software updates/upgrades to be compatible with older OS's, yet they choose not to do it. Aperture, Digital Camera Raw and other programs update for new camera models that are released. But if I were to buy a new digital camera, the software I use (Aperture) wouldn't support it because I can't upgrade. I like my iMac and Mac Book - both work for me. It's too much for Apple to make software upgrades compatible with Snow Leopard (or even older OS's)?
Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:55 AM
Sustaining backward compatibility can be massively expensive, especially for a application as complex as Aperture. That expense can mean engineering hours spent porting the software, but can also mean features not added because the code becomes too difficult to maintain; preserving backward compatibility crippled Microsoft forward motion for decades.
If you're on Snow Leopard, you are running an OS version that started being deprecated at the release of Lion in October 2010. The last update for Snow Leopard was summer 2011. In a nutshell, you're running an OS that's been obsolete for 3 years. Your reluctance to upgrade, for free, to Mavericks suggests that you're also running pretty old hardware. Ned Ludd would be proud
Of course Apple continues to update their software to support new models of cameras, keeping pace with the future. Is that really surprising?
Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:21 AM
C’mon man Mavericks is free. And runs on everything Mountain Lion is. So basically, you get a free (substantial) OS upgrade and you can get a free (very small, aparrantly) Aperture update.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:28 PM
I have a 2011 17 inch MacBook Pro Quad i7 that even showing its age, it still allows me to work in time-critical photos with my Aperture + Nik Collection combo, bugs notwithstanding.