The File Extensions Database

.APLIBRARY File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .APLIBRARY file?

.APLIBRARY is Aperture Library

Library created by Aperture, a professional photo editing application; contains images edited in the Aperture application.

Aperture is an Apple developed professional photo editor. Some features include selective retouching, a variety of color filters, and advanced slideshows. You can edit photos from the iPhoto library with the Aperture program. You can also merge the iPhoto library (.PHOTOLIBRARY) and Aperture library but must be done in Aperture.

NOTE: Aperture was replaced by Photos in 2015.

Programs that open Aperture Library
Apple Photos

How to solve problems with APLIBRARY files

  • Associate the APLIBRARY file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any APLIBRARY file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.APLIBRARY files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the APLIBRARY file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .APLIBRARY is Aperture Library. Because only the current version supports the latest APLIBRARY file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .APLIBRARY is Aperture Library update.
  • To make sure that your APLIBRARY file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.