Aperture 3 vs iPhoto


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Liberty's Edge

Does anyone use Aperture? How do you like it? Would you recommend it over iPhoto?

Thanks.

I think this thread should probably be in the Tech Section, but I couldn't find it...

Scarab Sages

I think the two programs are for different uses. iPhoto is a gallery/organizer type program and Aperture is more photo processing.
What are you looking to do with your photos?

Liberty's Edge

I use iPhoto for my paltry needs, but my sister is a bit of an amateur photographer and I'm thinking of getting her a copy of A3.

Sovereign Court

I would love to have this software! Please don't wait until my birthday :-)

Liberty's Edge

Anna of the North wrote:
I would love to have this software! Please don't wait until my birthday :-)

You're awesome. I forgot that you might be around here today.

Sovereign Court

Andrew Turner wrote:
Anna of the North wrote:
I would love to have this software! Please don't wait until my birthday :-)
You're awesome. I forgot that you might be around here today.

:-) &hearts


I may be a little late now the cat is out of the bag...

But, according to AlernativeTo.net's page for Aperture there are several options depending on what you are looking to get out of it.

iPhoto you are familiar with.
There is Google's Picasa, and ACDSee Photo Manager, and Photo Editor.

Silver Crusade

My partner is something of amateur photographer as well, although he's been using mostly iPhoto as well. Aperture 3 had some serious issues, but they've just patched it (Aperture 3.1) which supposedly fixed a lot of the issues, but it just came out and I haven't heard any firsthand accounts of those improvements. The original release caused a lot of computer crashes, which is hard to do on a Mac.

Disenchanter, if she is running on a Mac (which it sounds like she is), some of those programs won't be compatible. I know, in particular, ACDSee is Windows-only.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Disenchanter, if she is running on a Mac (which it sounds like she is), some of those programs won't be compatible. I know, in particular, ACDSee is Windows-only.

Ohhh... You're right. I thought I had checked for that.

Not only did I forget about that, I forgot to mention BlueMarine, which is open source, multi platform.

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