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aperture Brushes still slow on maxed out imac i7  will it ever change

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Jul 5, 2013 10:24 PM

Why are brushes still slow  to No Go.   I have an imac 3.4 i7 with 32G ram and 2g video card but still brushes are a major issue and can't be used in any professional manner because of the time involved in waiting and waiting. 

Does anyone know what's going on and if it will ever be addressed by apple?



iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)

    What Aperture version?


    All brushes or only particular brushes? How many layers of brush adjustment?

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    I'm running Apeerture 3.4.5 on a iMac i5 2.5 Ghz, 12GB RAM and a Macbook Pro late 2007 Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz with 4GB RAM, both running OS X 10.8.4 and haven't experienced any issues using the brushes ...


    I do a lot of portrait retouching and Aperture keeps up just fine ... it can be a bit slower on the laptop, and I'm not working with 36MP files ... I have no complaints with brushes at all ... it's one of the areas I am actually very pleased with.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)


    there must be a reason for the slowness in your setup.


    As long as we do not know more about your versions, the location of the Aperture library, the location of any referenced files, the image file format of your original master images, it is hard to suggest anything.


    Slowness can be caused ack of space on your drive, a corruption of your Aperture library, by network access, etc.


    Check, if you are having the same problem when using a new Aperture library or working from a different user account.


    This will narrow down the problem a bit for easier trouble shooting.





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