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#21 of 31 DaveF

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Posted July 29 2013 - 03:39 PM

I ended up with Aperture because I desperately needed to merge three different iPhoto libraries. I don't have much of a problem with its feature set, and PhotoStream integration is huge, but I haven't tried Lightroom so I don't know what I am missing.
I do have do a HUGE complaint: performance (on my 2009 MacPro with 8GB memory), working in JPEG, is just awful. Beachball city. I do have a very large library, but still.
Also, no easy (or indeed one which I have gotten to work) way to watermark photos.
If a hugely improved Aperture X doesn't appear by the end of the year, I am jumping to Lightroom.
In the meantime I am going to stick a fast SSD in the MacPro figuring it the single most effective way to up performance.

how big is your library?

Did the preview generation setting help?

#22 of 31 Ted Todorov

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Posted August 07 2013 - 02:21 PM

Ted, in Aperture's preferences, ask it to generate previews when quitting. It'll take longer to quit but should gain you a lot of performance while editing.

Aperture preview preference.png

This is the correct one, right?


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#23 of 31 Ted Todorov

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Posted August 07 2013 - 02:30 PM

how big is your library?

Did the preview generation setting help?

36,525 photos, no RAW, all JPEG.  

 

WIll report on the setting change.   

 

I ordered a SSD from OWC to use as a boot/Aperture drive, and intend to do a clean Mountain Lion Install on it, and load apps one by one, as needed -- trying to clean out 4.5 years worth of cruft (more, really since the Mac was originally setup via Firewire from an older Mac.) 


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Posted August 07 2013 - 02:32 PM

That's the preference! Let me know how it goes.

#25 of 31 Ted Todorov

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Posted August 09 2013 - 09:33 PM

So after installing the PCIe SSD, and moving the photo library on it, Aperture might as well be a completely different program.  It flies, as does everything else.  Can't tell if the preference change made a difference as it and the new drive happened at the same time.

 

If you have a Mac running slow, stick a good SSD in it, it's like having a new machine.  No wonder the new Mac Pro will be SSD only.


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Posted August 10 2013 - 12:59 PM

Well that's just cheating :)

The SSD for us has to wait for the next Mac upgrade (from current iMac).

Edited by DaveF, August 10 2013 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted June 29 2014 - 05:09 PM

Apple killed Aperture.

http://www.wired.com...kills-aperture/

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#28 of 31 DaveF

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Posted June 29 2014 - 07:10 PM

I was wondering where this thread had gone off to :)

Not long ago, I was wondering if I should buy aperture or Lightroom. Glad I procrastinated on buying aperture. Still haven't gotten Lightroom yet, though.

I'm impatient to get the new version app, Photos.

#29 of 31 Keith Plucker

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Posted June 30 2014 - 01:07 PM

At least they promised to make it Yosemite compatible. I am not into photography like I use to be so hopefully the Photos app will be adequate. For those hoping for an Aperture update, that has to smart a bit.

 

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Posted July 03 2014 - 02:36 PM

I'm definitely not happy. I guess I'll have to start moving towards Lightroom (which I have, as part of the Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom rental package) and I haven't invested the Tim in seriously learning to use it. With Aperture a I hit the ground running, for whatever reason I didn't find Lightroom anywhere near as intuitive
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#31 of 31 Sam Posten

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Posted July 07 2014 - 08:07 AM

Free resources for those moving from Aperture to Lr.
http://kelbyone.com/...e-to-lightroom/

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