Yah...what's it good for?
I just switched to digital from film and I'm trying to establish a system for storing/organizing/editing my photos and for uploading to my website (which I haven't really started yet). So any suggestions/programs for doing so would be greatly appreciated.
aperature is for macs, and it is a professional photo editing program....it loks pretty good to me, and it does lots of extras ( like help in website management) go to the apple website and look it up.
System requirements for aperture are pretty high, yeah, need at least a 1.8 Ghz G5 or higher 1 GB ram, and a good video card. It runs OK on the bottom end machine, usable and only really slows down when you're doing some intense sorting or stuff like that.
no, aperture is universal - works on both powerpc and intel.
i personally like it. it's pretty much a souped up iphoto when you get right down to it, but there's a lot of really useful features for RAW adjustments (and JPEG too, but i don't see why you'd use it for that). i know a few professionals that actually prefer using bridge over aperture, but i think that's really because they already have a workflow established with bridge and they've found that their system works better for them. to each his own.
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You need a pretty mental system to run it. I've got it on my MacBook Pro and I'm sporting 2 gigs of ram, trust me, you want to have at least 1.5 gb if you're gonna run through a serious amount of photos. I use it as a workflow management tool, I still do all my editing in Photoshop but I find Aperture to be a dope way to organize all my stuff.
1.0 is crap, however the 1.1.1 update is 100x better... Not to mention it is a universal binary and hauls ass.