Written by: Chris Christensen
Apple thinks you should try their digital photography program Aperture. They think if you try Aperture that you will like it. They believe that so strongly that they want to let you try it free for 30 days.
Manage thousands of images with complete control and flexibility. Sort through shoots and choose selects in record time. Make professional-quality adjustments with simple, powerful tools. Whether you shoot RAW or JPEG, Aperture puts everything you need into one unrivaled application. Try it free for 30 daysâ€”and don’t worry, Aperture never changes a pixel of your originals. So start today, experiment with abandon, and see how simply amazing your photography can be.
Yes, that’s great that they’re doing this. I myself have tried it. I just wish it would be a little more integrated with iPhoto. It lets you import your iPhoto library, sure, but it seems like they want you to pick one or the other. Its hard to continue using iPhoto and have all of your photos automatically synced in both apps. Maybe I just don’t know how to do it.
After feeling very enthusiastic about Aperture, I realized that it had to call for one powerful Mac.
It did. Lightroom doesn’t.
I paid the “black tax” of $50 dollars for my portable. I’m not going to pay thousands in order to run this software, good as it is.
Aperture eats memory like a giant hungry fish. Needs a fast Mac to run it. RAW conversion is not on par with PS.