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Aperture vs. PhotoShop Elements 11

20549 Views 35 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2014 7:07 AM by rshammaa RSS
  • imlearning03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 3:33 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Thanks - this was very helpful!

  • rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to imlearning03)

    [.... Aperture isn't an editor in the sense of a PS. Aperture is a digital image developer, it develops the digital images much like a darkroom develops film negatives. Aperture doesn't do the type of cutting and pasting that a program like PS does. What it does do is give you the tools you need to take an image from the camera to the final print....]

     

    ...huh...? ...what...? ...means...? In 9 words or less please...?

    This question actually interests me, but even though I am reasonably familiar with Aperture and started out as a film photographer I am unable to unravel the above statement. Help!

  • mcstampfunk Calculating status...
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    "PsE is strictly an image editor. It does not have a library, so there is no organizing. "

     

    This is not a true statement. PSE has a catalog and whole section of the program (a separate program) called the Organizer, where photos can be arranged into Albums, by Events, Places (location), or by People (facial recognition). It does a fairly decent job. I haven't used Aperture lately, but I would assume Aperture does it better, and has more organizing options. But to say PSE doesn't have organizing capabilities is not accurate.

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    A raw file is not a viewable image - much like a film negative. A lot of processing has to be done - with various choices made along the way - in order to view it on the screen, again much like a film negative. Aperture does that processing and gives you great control over it, as well as organizing and providing some image enhancements.

     

    Aperture does not let you put your ex-wife's head onto a picture of a dog like PSE does, i.e., it does not do compositing.

     

    Does this help, rshammaa?

  • rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 5:09 PM (in response to Keith Barkley)

    Yes Keith, that's correct. So why not put it that way.


    Thanks a lot for taking the time to re-phrase. I appreciate it.

     

    Raphael

  • NerdofNerdy9 Calculating status...
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    Aug 9, 2013 11:29 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    Excellant program for improving the looks of all your important photos. Easy to use with many different tools available and great tutorials

     

    More Reviews for Photoshop Elements

     

     

    I think Aperture is an interesting option for the die hard Apple fans, but some of the actual editng algorithmns are not as good as what Adobe offers.  For the most basic users, I think it will work just fine.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Aug 10, 2013 12:06 AM (in response to NerdofNerdy9)

    Oh? So you think we're only "die-hard Apple fans" and only "most basic users". Can you please share with us who you are and what qualifications you have to make such grand statements? Especially when you link to Amazon reviews. After all they're such repositories of learned discussion... So, please, share. That way, others who read the thread will be able to know if you are indeed someone of brilliance and insight.

  • rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 10, 2013 4:07 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    ... not to mention what Photoshop does file size vs Aperture.

  • rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 10, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    When someone like NerdoNerdy9 says that as opposed to Aperture "some of the actual editng algorithmns are not as good as what Adobe offers" my ears perk up and I expect such a statement to be fleshed out with more detail and (at least some) concrete examples - short of which I am left with one man's opinion insead of verifiable facts tto help guide my decision to proceed this way or that.

     

    Opinion is good but....backing it with verifiable, qualitative/quantitative fact or data is better and more conducive to understanding available options.

  • Salix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2014 8:36 AM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    Larry: I can't get Dropbox to work. Are there instructions anywhere on how to use it and what it's capable of?

  • Salix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2014 9:46 AM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    Larry. I downloaded Drop and put my pictures in to it but when I put the Documents folder in it from Favorites it disappeared in a puff of smoke. How do I get it back?

  • Salix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2014 2:36 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    I found it in my Home folder as you said. How do I put it back in Favorites?

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