Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2011 4:15 AM (in response to simonanders)
I doubt it since they didn't mention it.
But, like itunes on the cloud for $25 a year (for music not purchased from itunes), it would be fantastic if I could pay $25 a year for a aperture vault on icloud.
I wonder if they are considering that too...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2011 10:30 AM (in response to Molly Kaye)
When you setup iCloud through Settings > Mail, Contacts & Calendars there is a button to update Aperture.app that brings you to http://developer.apple.com/icloud/index.php with no link to actually update Aperture right now
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2011 2:32 PM (in response to simonanders)
You can bet on it. Aperture is, contrary to other statements, a big product for Apple and has remained one of the top grossing and best selling apps on the Mac App store since it was available on that store. Most of the features in iPhoto make it to Aperture and this will be no exception. It may require an updated version, but I'd be very, very surprised if Aperture did not support photo stream.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to simonanders)
If I recall correctly, in the keynote the 1,000 picture rolling 30 day limit was for IOS devices and that each Mac was unlimited (rolling 30 days). I believe the iCloud photo storage is actually independent of the application. The application may or may not support photo stream viewing/download. Aperture would certainly support photo stream.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 12:02 AM (in response to iak7)
Great idea but a big WOW on data transfers here,
1000x 21MPx RAW files, 2.1GB, not unusual for pro shooters to do that in a day, (let alone if it was the entire library)
Also how would it handle things if you use more than one library, at present the finder switches the previews available based on the last library open.
Yes the time will come and soon where this is the way it is done, just now though, maybe not, perhaps in 2-3 years we will see this.
This sharing would also mean that each device would require a version of Aperture, presently not available on an iOS device.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 4:21 AM (in response to Tony Gay)
It does sound implausible but I guess that is "magic". But again I think that Photo Stream will be OS based and apps like iPhoto and Aperture will have features to exploit the cloud features. The Apple website seems to support the volumes I mentioned in my previous post. http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/photo-stream.html
Taking it a step further, I could see ms office taking advantage of some the same features demonstrated for pages (in the keynote). I guess well find out more during the inevitable media blitz.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 5:04 AM (in response to iak7)
Since Aperture is a pro app, it takes more to configure it to use iCloud, but it'll come.
The 1000 photos limit means when you go over 1000, they get synced to your other devices, and removed from the cloud. You don't loose them, you just loose free cloud access.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 8:30 AM (in response to Tony Gay)
I also hope, that Aperture 3 will support the PhotoStream feature of iCloud.
Of course there is no iOS version of Aperture necessary nor will RAW-files be synced. I think this will work with the preview images.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2011 8:05 PM (in response to simonanders)
In the link from iak7
It says on the page:
Keeping a complete set of your photos on your Mac is as simple as turning on Photo Stream in iPhoto or Aperture.
So from this I assume it links with Aperture which is fantastic
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2011 10:37 PM (in response to simonanders)
Yes Apple's hype says it will work but I expect that there may be some issues with actually making it work in a timely fashion with a pro workflow of thousands of 20-MB RAW image files. Maybe a file size constraint or something like that. We will see.