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Let's take a look at the System Requirements to run Aperture 3.3. Now you know you need a Mac, right? So we're all on the same page that way, but Apple actually gets a bit more specific about this, so let's take a look at what kind of Mac and what it should be running. So basically, you need an Intel Mac to power the Aperture program. Now one of the big changes with Aperture 3.3 from its predecessors--Aperture 3 moving forward-- is that you need to have Lion running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 to run Aperture 3.3.
So if you're running Snow Leopard and just regular Aperture 3, and you want the free update to 3.3, you must update to Lion or it won't run. So if you've been procrastinating on doing that, this may get you over the hump. Now in terms of the other things, memory, pretty straightforward, it hasn't changed much, same with the other requirements, you need a gigabyte of disk space for the application and documentation. I can tell you right now you are going to need a whole lot more than that for your photos.
However, we will get into that later. And then if you want a share the photo libraries, which is kind of a new thing now with Aperture 3.3, we're going to be talking about that. You have to make sure that you update iPhoto also to 9.3 or newer. So those are the System Requirements. Make sure your house is in order before you try to run Aperture. Once you get it in order, fire it up, and let's get on to the next movie.
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