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Is it just me, or is Aperture...

5059 Views 32 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2008 12:18 PM by Jamie Benaud RSS
  • Evan Agee Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2007 12:49 PM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    I'm with you, Aperture is amazing. I actually get excited while shooting to get my photos back into Aperture just to see what kind of quality it can bring out in my photos. I'm really hoping to get a 2.0 announcement, should be soon!!!
    PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz Dual Core, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 8Gb Memory
  • EricP Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2007 9:07 PM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    Just read this post and noticed that most responses are from professional photographers. I felt I had to chime in to praise Aperture from the purely hobbyist/snapshooter POV. I used iPhoto for many years, but switching to Aperture has reignited my interest in PP and inspired me to learn and grow in this hobby. Although I've barely begun to scratch the surface of what Aperture has to offer, I am also anxious to see a 2.0 version soon. Thanks for the positive post.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Lou Outlaw Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2007 8:40 AM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    Like you, I've been using Aperture since its first release (I pre-ordered it). It's the base of my workflow these days, though I'm now using Adobe CS3 and Bridge until a new version of Aperture is released and/or Leopard is updated to handle Nikon D300 RAW files. I'll wait patiently, though, the rantings from other posters about Apple being late to deliver the updates notwithstanding. Apple will deliver, of that I'm confident. Meanwhile, it's wise not to shoot new projects for paying clients with Nikon's newest DSLRs if Aperture is the key product for post-processing.
    Thanks for starting this thread.
    Lou Outlaw
    PowerBook G4, iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • evytubb Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2008 9:57 PM (in response to Flat Eric)
    I have compared Aperture with NX for the D200 in Black and White conversion. NX gives me a wider range of tonality when working with the raw file - too bad its interface is sooo clumsy. So, I agree with most of your remarks - give me masking, burning/dodging, a bit of cloning in Aperture and I also won't need Photoshop. BUT Apple needs to commit to supporting RAWs the second the camera is available. I want to make pics, not fool with software issues.
    macbook pro 15, 23" HD screen, lots of gigs on drives, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • tidysteve Level 4 Level 4 (2,975 points)
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    Jan 7, 2008 7:20 AM (in response to evytubb)
    evytubb wrote:
    BUT Apple needs to commit to supporting RAWs the second the camera is available.

    you obviously have NO clue how this works ...
    PM G5 Dual 2.0 4GB RAM - X800XT w/ 30" and 23" Cinema Displays, Mac OS X (10.5.1), PB G4 12" 1.5 1.25GB RAM - MBP C2D 17" 2.33 3GB RAM
  • robbinewmanphoto Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:39 PM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    I will have to raise my hand in praise of Aperture as well. (even tho, like all apps it has some issues)

    Just finished a huge job for an Asian client involving building an entire library for them from scratch. I was forever living in fear that the database would crumble and collapse but it held to the end.! It would have been IMPOSSIBLE to deal with in any other program on such a scale and with such a time frame and with such location remoteness etc.

    So been on holidays for a month...first little RE job...thought I would knock it with CS3 Bridge....simple huh....arrrrgh....opened Aperture...sorted, adjusted,labelled, output...easy. How it should be.

    Roll on version 2! Thanks Apple for Aperture..
    Have a great year all!
    G5 iMac & Macbook Pro CD2 17" CD2 3Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 23'cinema display, mStand
  • amcoiro Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2008 5:12 AM (in response to robbinewmanphoto)
    Yes, it's an amazing app, but it needs to be updated to 2.0 right away, specially now that Leopard and Time Machine are conflicting with it. The app is starting to look obsolete. Core animation is here, apple! ¡Do something with it!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • yw40 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 13, 2008 12:25 AM (in response to amcoiro)
    Don't care about animation, I have TV for that. Apple make it stable and fast
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Jamie Benaud Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2008 2:22 PM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    I use Aperture daily for all my image storage, management and most basic editing. For most things, I find it pretty good.

    Aperture has so much potential, but is let down by some long-standing and serious bugs, and has some missing basic features.

    Why, for example, can you still not rename master images? Why can't you simply set a basic toolset? Why when importing into iPhoto does it take the master file names rather than the version names? Why have they still not fixed the white-block image export bug? Why does iPhoto have QT export, but Aperture doesn't? Why doesn't aperture recognise voice tags from pro Nikon/Canon cameras? Why can't I simply modify the basic settings of web galleries (ie page colour etc)?

    The above are the most basic of features that are still missing or unresolved. I can accept this from a beta or v1, but two years and innumerable updates later it's getting a bit much.

    I am really hoping they pull their finger out and give us a v2 that answers the above and more. And let Aperture finally live up to the potential it has.
    G5 2x2GHz, 17" MBP 2.2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • max-pol Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2008 2:53 PM (in response to Jamie Benaud)
    renaming master images is possible, and simple:
    use the "relocate masters" command… and use the option to use a rename scheme present in that window…

    there you are !

    as for the rest… let's see what the future holds… AP is still a 1.0 software
    MBP15" 2.4GHz. 4GB RAM. Aperture Lib and ref masters on external RAID., Mac OS X (10.4.10), 30" on MBP when at home


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