6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 3:16 PM by Kirby Krieger
wolframs Level 1 (0 points)

With my first message here I want to encourage the developers of Apple Aperture:


Please go on making Aperture even better.


Aperture was my reason to switch to Mac. This was exactly 5 years before in April 2007 and I never ever regretted this big step. Aperture was a great tool and it remains a great tool. Being a professional photographer I passed during these 5 years about 750.000 images through Aperture and keep about 100.000 in my main database. All works without any big problem for these 5 years now. I love its perfect control layout for quick and precise work with big amounts of files. For me it is a perfect solution.


All main upgrades brought huge improvements. So please: Dear Apple Aperture developers, give us an Aperture 4.0 - we all wait for it. No need to hurry from my perspective. But I would love to be amazed by new features. My most missed tool is an automated lens corrections. For me this is the only real advantage of lightroom or DXO. For me the biggest step would be an integration of the DXO lens correction itself or the ptlens engine.


Okay and now one urgent petition:


Please add RAW support for the Nikon D800E quickly. This camera is the ultimate tool. The best camera I ever owned. Far ahead each other camera except the D800. The E is somehow exotic because of the lack of the anti-aliasing filter, but believe me: Many many professionals will buy it and many many amateur landscape photographers.


Thank you



Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    Wolframs, you got yourself a great camera!

    I support everything you said, but please send the feedback directly to Apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html, we are all users here, just like you.




  • wolframs Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Léonie


    You are right. I sent my D800E RAW request over the feedback website. My compliment after 5 years heavy using of Aperture might be interesting for all here.



  • Alexander Reinelt1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I can absolutely support your request for D800E-support and a new Aperture (especially since Aperture 3 was on my machine extremely plagued with performance and realibility issues).


    It would be quite nice if Apple wouldn´t leave us too much in the dark about the future of Aperture....



  • Sean2.0 Level 1 (0 points)

    i just got my D800E, and yea... i'm having the same problem. I support your request. And Apple please please add RAW support for D800E ASAP.

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 (6,040 points)

    Performance and reliability issues are generally not solved by major releases to programs. It tends to make the problem worse!


    Fix the issues now and the migration to 4 will go much smoother.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    I'd be quite surprised is Apple doesn't soon add the D800/e to the list of compatible cameras, but, of course, I don't know.  I do know that if you want to have a chance of having your request heard by Apple, you must use the channel Apple provides for feedback:  "Aperture→Provide Aperture Feedback".


    Enjoy your camera  .  And the 450-page printed manual.  Yikes.