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Apple Aperture

Postby Clem Maloney on Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:51 pm

http://www.apple.com/au/aperture/

Aperture looks fantastic!

Photoshop's days may be numbered for photographers?

It even creates web pages!

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Postby Laurie on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:01 pm

its a very good piece of software.

i havent had the chance to use it though, but have read lots about it.
lightroom from adobe isnt too bad.
aperture doesnt run on my 12" powerbook :(
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Postby Clem Maloney on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:22 pm

Laurie wrote:aperture doesnt run on my 12" powerbook :(


I also have a 12" PowerBook, what is the issue there?
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Postby Laurie on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:29 pm

graphics card isnt powerful enough.
works on 17" powerbook (not sure 15")
not sure if it works on a macbook but will def work on a mac book pro and up
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Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:39 pm

Laurie wrote:graphics card isnt powerful enough.


That's usually the worst part about a Mac. It never bloody is.
Not for what you pay for them.
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Try Lightroom. It's Adobe making their own Aperture and is basically a combination of Adobe Bridge, Pixmantec Rawshooter, and dumbed down Photoshop filters.

It's junk at the moment for PC... but I'll get to that later.
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Postby Laurie on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:46 pm

Nnnnsic wrote:
Laurie wrote:graphics card isnt powerful enough.


That's usually the worst part about a Mac. It never bloody is.
Not for what you pay for them.
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Try Lightroom. It's Adobe making their own Aperture and is basically a combination of Adobe Bridge, Pixmantec Rawshooter, and dumbed down Photoshop filters.

It's junk at the moment for PC... but I'll get to that later.

well any laptops graphics card is not very easy or exactly cheap to replace and upgrade a graphics card.
the new iMacs have upgradable graphics cards, and i would think that the power mac's graphics card would be sufficient ;)
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Postby Steffen on Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:26 am

Laurie wrote:graphics card isnt powerful enough.


That's right, Aperture makes heavy use of CoreImage which requires graphics cards like GeForce 6600 and up, or Radeon 9600 or X600 and up. The poor little 12" PowerBooks only got GeForce 4 and 5200 chips...

Laurie wrote:works on 17" powerbook (not sure 15")
not sure if it works on a macbook but will def work on a mac book pro and up


It works on all 15" and 17" PowerBooks (with their Radeon 9700s). It will not work on the past and present MacBooks (Intel GMA950), but works on all MacBook Pros (X1600).

Apple considers Aperture a "pro" application, made for their top-end hardware. Home users and hobbyists are supposed to use iPhoto :roll:

That said, the launch of Aperture has been marred by serious performance and stability problems in version 1.0. These were mostly corrected in 1.1 (and the price dropped by US$200), but this indicates that Aperture was released too soon. Also, the original Aperture development team was almost completely disbanded.

Mac forums and rumour sites have it that at Photokina in a couple of weeks the "real" version of Aperture will be unveiled, which is then expected to be on par with other Apple pro apps, like Shake or Motion.

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