Apple: Check before you upgrade to Mountain Lion, Application compatibility Table
Things to watch out for before Installing
& upgrading OS X Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion is here, well later today... but are you ready to update your system? See below some useful information and tips how to go about it and play it safe.
OS X Mountain Lion brings a lot of great things from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the Mac. You can send iMessages. Get your Mac in on Game Center. Receive notifications. And more. And with iCloud, now your Mac works even better with your iOS devices. Watch the video
1) Verify System Requirements and Check Compatibility
2) Check App Compatibility
If you’re already running OS X Lion (10.7) then you probably don’t need to worry much, but for those who are upgrading to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard, there’s a good chance that some apps don't work. (See the very useful LINK below)
3) Most important of course and this goes without saying, is your Backup.
For more info and details please CLICK HERE
Check the App Compatibility Table:
Aperture 3.3 upgrade issues and a quick glance how to find all those new features
A quick and first glance at Aperture 3.3 and
how to find all those new features, plus some issues.
Tips and upgrading issues you should watch out for… so lets get started.
It's been some 24 hours since the new release of Aperture 3.3… quiet a chunk to download and if you have not done so make sure you have a good and reliable internet connection. How much improvements do we get and has Aperture 3.3 improved?
In my opinion and at a first glance I like what I have seen so far, but it is way to early for final conclusions until I am done with my test driving…still in progress.
NOTE: I heard some conflicting reports from users that there is some issues between Lion 10.7.4 and Snow Leopard… Aperture 3.3 will NOT run on Snow Leopard, however I could not confirm or test this since I am running Lion, but if this is the case then Apple should have advised on this issue, and for those still running on Snow Leopard it is certainly a blow and they have to upgrade to Lion. (I recommend anyway)
See the screenshots some marked in RED with the new features.
Metadata now called Info, new Auto Enhance button
and added iPhoto Effects
New Mid Contrast Slider in the Highlights and Shadows panel
White Balance panel has now under the color Temperature a new drop down panel
with additional adjustments for Skin tones and Natural Gray.
Beware that some 32-bit Plug-in don't work any more unfortunately Apple did not mention this and you only find out after you upgraded to 3.3 I am not so depending on Plug-ins but for some other folks out there it maybe an issue.
I have for example the DxO Film pack 3 installed (using it for testing purpose only) and this one is not working, everything runs now on 64-bit and until some Plug-ins change from 32-bit to 64-bit they won't work. So be careful here, all support for 32-bit Plug-ins are gone in Aperture 3.3
Upon launch you be prompted to update your Aperture Library to 3.3
You be also prompted to upgrade your Library upon launch and depends on how many images you have, this could take quiet a while, the same applies to the new iPhoto 9.3 too.
New iPhotoLibrary also needs to be upgraded
The User Interface has a new look and the colors are gone for the Smart Albums, Projects etc., etc. this might take some getting use to it, but I had no problems finding things very quick and I was up and running in no time.
All color Icons are gone in the new interface.
Another interesting change is that Aperture 3.3 and iPhoto 9.3 using now a unified photo-library, this really will not affect me so much but can be very useful for some people out there who like to move from iPhoto 9.3 to Aperture 3.3 making the switch a lot easier. For more info and details check out the Apple support document:
Aperture 3.3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5260
Aperture 3.3 and iPhoto 9.3 using now a unified photo-library
I be conducting some training/tutorials at the Power Mac Center starting this month…hands on Aperture 3 and introduce also the new features from Aperture 3.3 plus a lot more on the Digital Darkroom.
For more information contact PMC Power Mac Center AATC facilities at Arnaiz, Makati, Philippines. (final dates/times to be announced shortly on Twitter and Facebook) Power Mac Center Training. Or check with one of their branches through out Metro Manila for details.
Apple: OS X Lion installed & test driving now… so far I am impressed & doing some very good lap time.
Burning Midnight Oil…Installed OS X Lion and test driving…
So far I am doing some very good Lap times.
Don't know why this happen to me all the time…a coincident maybe, I mention in my last post on Sri Lanka that my next post would be from Thailand, but then came Lion OS X last night. Now I am test driving…mind you half a sleep so please forgive me for any grammar and spelling mistakes…I need another coffee.
Like before, every time I have to go on a trip, just days before (it happen with Aperture 3 and others) a major update got released, so last night I burned midnight oil and installed Lion OX.
Lucky I had a good internet connection and the downloading only took 3.5 hours plus another 45 minutes for installation and checking the system, I was done by 4:12 AM. I just realized this is the entire flight duration from Manila to Bangkok.
Most of us in the Philippines and in Asia general going to have some difficulty with good connection speed, the only draw back when downloading huge files.
You might ask why going through all this trouble and burning midnight oil, (BTW I love the Band) but I am a Certified Apple Pro Trainer for Aperture and have classroom session and workshops I need to know if there are any issues so I can trouble shoot when needed.
But now to my first observation and some tips for you to move over to Lion, first of all; Make sure you have a back up of your previous system and you updated Snow Leopard prior installation. Making a good back up is absolutely crucial, you never know what can go wrong, Time Machine is a good choice but you can also clone your hard drive via another software if you wish to do so, but make sure you BACK UP!
Lion OS X is only available via download for the Apple App Store and it is about 3.5Gig this is a big Baby for downloading, so a very good connection is important, don't try this with a dial up, which brings me to the next issue, there are some rumors that Apple is going to supply some Memory sticks for some US$ 69.00 with Lion OS X but they want be available until August and this is not sure either.
If you must get Lion now go to a friends place buy some wine and sleep on the couch over night, or ask your Boss if you can do it at work, a good connection and healthy relationship in this case with your Boss is important to.
Compatibility, I am still test driving but so far have not encountered any major issues and the Lion is doing just fine except for some minor issues and getting use to an all new experience.
The scroll bar is gone, well not quiet, it only shows now when you move the mouse or scroll on the trackpad then it will show, the new interface is slick and responsive very quirky, nice one.
Of course there are some 3rd party softwares which do not run and below is a list of some I encountered, not a big deal I can either do without them or a fix will be available soon.
Aperture 3, not a glitch running very cool, Motion 5 is also not a problem, as a matter of fact almost everything I am running from before is fine.
Mail is now very slick just like on your iPhone or iPad, love this new look, but you might have to get use to the new way of scrolling and if you don't like it then you can always set it up to your preference.
Older versions of Stuff it Expander is not running, very old version of Microsoft Office like Word are also not supported, Drop Copy has an issue but no need for that any more since Lion has now Air Drop build in and that works within 30 feet, perfect.
For some 3rd party software you might need to install the serial number again but other than that, all is fine.
A bigger issue is fotoQuote: OSX Lion and Cradoc fotoSoftware programs and an Update pre-announcement
|Apple is releasing Mac OS Lion (OSX 10.7) today. The part of this email about the operating system pertains only to Mac users but we've sent this to both Mac and Windows users because of the fotoQuote Pro pre-announcement below that is in the works.
Apple has dropped its Rosetta support for many older programs and features in the Lion operating system conflict with many new programs as well. Because of this we suggest that you wait as long as possible to update to Lion.|
Peach Press announced some good reading material, like how to Tame OS X Lion, if you really get deep into it check it out @ http://www.peachpit.com/index.aspx
Rapid Weaver running perfect as matter of fact this is the very first post from OS X Lion, no problems.
I am still testing some other 3rd party software and if you don't hear from then all is good, however if I come across some issues I shall report them to you. Lion is so far super cool and very snappy indeed, lots of new and cool features.
But Remember…before any installation, Back Up and look for a very good connection!
BTW - if you do run into trouble and living in Manila talk to one of the trainers at Power Mac Center they are only to willing and help you out.
Now I have to run…my next post will be for sure from Thailand.