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Aperture 2

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Aperture2.toast_.part01.sitx (966.00 MB)
MD5: feb051400a18c4415d750d4040ddb4c9
For Mac OS X
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Aperture2.toast_.part02.sitx (966.00 MB)
MD5: bee86cb9edaabfe4efa014d540af1a75
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Aperture2.toast_.part03.sitx (564.11 MB)
MD5: 170f21fa0c32cbf2d1d1086eacffdea3
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tastenkombinationen.img_.sit (1.97 MB)
MD5: 7d64ab6bfcafc33b423ac3a5904b6933
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Aperture2.1.4Update.dmg (211.98 MB)
MD5: eb811bb5aaa2a68439df99ce8d068249
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PluginManager.dmg (862.89 KB)
MD5: 394361a7e3873b47951878ab6e1310e9
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (245.55 MB)
MD5: 3b3f597d658a446b61750b5b86b6a574
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Guides on emulating older applications

This DVD image is 3.44 GB, so it had to be chopped into three chunks to fit on the Mighty Server.
The SITX parts should be best joined again with the free Stuffit Expander.
The installation is multi-language, but details will have to be checked once somebody installed the app.
DL number four is an img with a pdf of the German Tastenkombinationen.

Aperture was a photo editing and management computer program developed by Apple Inc. for the OS X operating system, first released in 2005, and now discontinued from the App Store.

The software handles a number of tasks common in post-production work such as importing and organizing image files, applying corrective adjustments, displaying slideshows, and printing photographs. Features of Aperture include non-destructive editing, organization of photographs by keyword, faces (using face detection and recognition), and places (using GPS metadata embedded in image files), brushes for applying effects (such as dodge and burn, skin smoothing, and polarization), and exporting to several popular websites, including Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, and iCloud.


Aperture 2.0 was released on February 12, 2008 with a reduced US price of $199.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Minimum Software Requirements

Recommended Configuration


Duality's picture
by Duality - 2020, December 26 - 12:14am

For posterity, cricket, who was senior QA on Aperture, shared a rather chilling retrospective on the crunch-filled road to shipping Aperture.

I find it interesting between this and Troy Gaul's retro on Lightroom that the Aperture team didn't even know what features Aperture was going to have, and only had a date to meet to try to beat Lightroom to market.

Interesting times. I think I understand now why Apple hasn't tried to compete so directly with Adobe since then.

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by fogWraith - 2018, April 17 - 6:15am

Try E-337-VMI-386-FSS-128-MAL-111-UNC-1YL-Z2MX

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by ralphshep - 2018, April 17 - 12:39am

I'm struggling to read the serial number posted in the photo. Although I might be typing it in wrong, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could type it out for me.

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by themacmeister - 2016, May 7 - 8:04am

3.6 also available via a mediashare link... Google-Fu FTW!

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by jonnyboy - 2016, April 24 - 4:24pm

p2p? not required ... found v3.4.5 is still at Softp*dia ... the v3.6 dmg was lounging in someone's 4sh*red account

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, April 24 - 2:27pm

Thanks for the search string. My own searches were far less fruitful - since I'm using a Chromebook that doesn't have access to p2p stuff.


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by themacmeister - 2016, April 24 - 11:55am

Your GoogleFu may need some work...

Literally the FIRST hit on Google, with Aper**** 3.* dm* downl***


PS. Delete this post if you consider it against piracy policy... was just pointing out how ridiculously simple to find it was...

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by jonnyboy - 2016, April 24 - 9:01am

I found 3.6 after about 20 minutes of using some GoogleFu ... the one I found might be a cracked version, not sure. ... plus I'm sleepy, I may keep looking later... I will NOT upload it here for obvious reasons. However, to save you time, the filename you are searching for is " Aperture_v3.6-CORE.dmg "

I also found version 3.4.5 (filename is Aperture3.4.5Update.dmg) - this required using Pacifist to install. App Store software update detected it but will NOT update it to 3.6 if you do not own a copy associated with your Apple ID.

I installed 3.6 on top of the previously installed 3.4.5 and it seemed to work fine, though I did nothing past launch. I have since deleted all traces of it so I won't be able to provide anymore data. I suspect it's fine and safe to use, but on a modern system it's unlikely to survive the next major upgrade or two. Lightroom is probably the way to go though it causes great nausea to suggest it.

If you don't already own Pacifist here's a link:

This is a MUST HAVE utility in my universe, as are the old versions for Panther, Tiger, etc.

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by Gary - 2016, April 23 - 4:37pm

Aperture 2.n won't run on Yosemite so I went looking for v3.6 which will. No dice. It's gone from the app store and from software update.



Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, April 23 - 1:19pm

I tried the Unarchiver (VERY nice) but it doesn't understand SITX files. So I fired up an old relic computer running Leopard, downloaded the associated Stuffit and gave it a try.

The same silly icon showed up on my desktop but I noticed that it was actually a Progress bar. And due to the size of the archive(s), it was taking a LONG time to process the 3 files. I was also aided by having the 3 files loaded on an external disk that includes an activity light.

The light continued to blink even after the Progress bar on the silly icon had reached it's limit. So I walked away from the computer for a couple of hours and was rewarded with an installer for Aperture.

Stuffit is probably a great piece of software underneath, but the UI (in this incarnation) is really the pits.


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by sfp1954 - 2016, April 22 - 7:56pm

Try an older version:

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by 24bit - 2016, April 22 - 5:12pm

@Gary: Maybe this oldie is behaving on your Mac?
You might try the Unarchiver too, but I don´t think it is able to join chunks. Sad

@jonnyboy: Thanks for saving me time and bandwith!

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by jonnyboy - 2016, April 22 - 5:08pm

Added the 2.1.4 update and the Plugin Manager update (both still available at Apple Support page and through Software Update but added here for archival reasons. The manual for instance is NOT to be found there; thankfully it's here)

The Installer will accept a 2.1.4 serial but the app will not launch until you apply the update

**I fully recognize that this update might possibly conflict with the Abandonware principles here (which I fully endorse) so I will not be surprised or hurt if you remove these additions**

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by Gary - 2016, April 22 - 3:42pm

The version of Stuffit Expander I just downloaded from Smith Micro is extremely ill-behaved. Once launched, it won't quit. I have to use "force quit" to stop it.

Also, it won't unarchive the SITX files. No error, no log. Nothing but a persistent icon (maybe a window) that shows on my desktop.

Any other suggestions for an unarchiver app? I'm using Yosemite.


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by IIGS_User - 2016, April 21 - 7:53pm

Tastenkombinationen = keyboard shortcuts. Wink

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, April 21 - 5:50pm

Sorry for the confusion, this page was not ready - my bad.
I might have better left it unpublished until finishing.
The chunks are complete now and I´ll add the AP2 upgrades soon.

If someone has AP1, please consider uploading it on its own page.

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by 32-bits - 2016, April 21 - 5:08pm

Something seems to be missing. Wants another section. Should this start with a section '0'?

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by sfp1954 - 2016, April 21 - 2:37pm

If you use the correct app (Free Stuffit Expander) they will automatically be combined into a single Toast image. Drag and drop once to expand and then drag them both again to concatenate.

Older versions are here.

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, April 21 - 1:11pm

I don't use OS X very often. What is the best way to combine and expand this set of 2 SITX files?