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Trial version of Aperture

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pmclaughlin Calculating status...
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Apr 19, 2013 6:01 PM

Does anyone know where I could download a trial version of Aperture 3?   I would like to try it out before I decide between that and Lightroom 4. 

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,835 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to pmclaughlin)

    That's no longer available, but the display models at a physical Apple Store may have it installed.



  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:22 PM (in response to pmclaughlin)

    Note with the latest versions of both Aperture and iPhoto the library is common to both applications.


    What this means is that you won't need to export form iPhoto and import into Aperture. Aperture will be able to open the iPhoto library and work directly with that.


    There are some minor gotcha's but nothing that causes real problems.


    You could load up a flash drive with your iPhoto library (or a subset of it) and take it to an Apple store and try out Aperture and iPhoto. It's not as good as a true trial (and this was a terrible decision by Apple) but it's something.


    As for the rumor mills, re: Aperture 4. This has been talked about for a while now and unfortunately the way Apple operates no one will know until it is announced. So do you wait? It's a tough call and really depends on how much you want to leave iPhoto behind.


    good luck



  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,470 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 9:59 PM (in response to pmclaughlin)

    We've been seeing those Aperture 4 instruction manuals for what seems like at least 2 years. Best to ignore them.


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