Technical Specifications

System Requirements


One of the following Intel-based Mac computers with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon processor:

  • Mac Pro
  • MacBook Pro
  • MacBook
  • MacBook Air
  • iMac
  • Mac mini

Operating system:

  • Mac OS X v10.9 (or later)


  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4GB of RAM required for Mac Pro

Other requirements:

  • 1GB of disk space for application and documentation


  • Mac computer with an Intel i3 processor (or faster)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X v10.9 (or later)

Support for Leading Cameras

Using Aperture, you can import JPEG images from virtually all digital cameras. Shooting RAW? Aperture supports the RAW formats from a wide range of digital SLRs and medium-format cameras and camera backs. You’ll find an extensive list of supported camera models on the RAW support page.

File Formats

Native RAW import and editing of images from leading digital cameras and camera backs
(See RAW support page for model listing.)

Compatible with all major still image formats


Import images directly from cameras and storage devices

  1. DNG files must be generated by the Adobe DNG Converter with the “Convert to Linear Image” option turned off.
  2. Aperture maintains but does not display layer and alpha channel information in PSD files.
  3. Tethering requires compliance with standard protocols that are not supported by all camera models.