Buy Aperture Now, or Wait?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ekenny, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. ekenny macrumors regular

    ekenny

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    Hello,

    I want to buy the student version of Aperture ($150) but wanted your opinions. If I buy it now, and they come out with 2.0, will I be able to upgrade inexpensively? Also, when is 2.0 expected to come out? Should I just wait for 2.0 to buy it?

    For now, I just have a Canon A510 which does not support RAW format. In the future I was planning on getting a real Canon or Nikon DSLR.

    Thanks
     
  2. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    WAIT!
    In the meantime; you can check out the lightroom beta; I like aperture better, but the beta's free for now :D
     
  3. ekenny thread starter macrumors regular

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    So does that mean Apple is going to be coming out with 2.0 soon? Ive checked out Lightroom before and its ok. I should have mentioned I already have an iPhoto library with over 1600 pictures in it, all catagorized by keywords, so moving from app to app is not something I want to make a habit of.
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Academic software purchases are not eligible for upgrades.

    Wait until you get a RAW-capable camera to get Aperture.
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is. I've been doing it for years.

    See question #12 in this link:

    http://www.academicsuperstore.com/faq.html
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I asked that when I bought Studio 8 this year (January) since I'm hoping that around Christmas time Flash 8 will become UB and I can upgrade it then. The Manager/Supervisor said yes upgrades from them are allowed, however for the OP I think you would end up paying for it again. I could be wrong but I'm not sure if Apple does upgrade prices within the EDU setting :cool: I have as of late been thinking about getting Aperture from the EDU store but I'm not convinced just yet ;)
     
  7. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    ... Apple's academic licenses (for Pro Apps, at least) are not eligible for upgrades.

    If you're having difficulty entering a serial number when activating your professional software product, keep these tips in mind: [...] Upgrade serial numbers cannot be used with Academic or Not for Resale numbers from a previous version.

    [Source: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303184]​

    You just linked to a store that doesn't sell the academic version of Aperture.
     
  8. ekenny thread starter macrumors regular

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    When you go to the store to buy it, does the student version come in a completely different box, or is it all the same thing?
     
  9. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Everything is the same, except that the Academic version is marked as "Academic."
     
  10. ekenny thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, well I just realized there is not an easy way (or any way at all) that I can find to change a photo's date. This is necessary as I have a large number of scanned images/slides. Hopefully they will put that into 2.0 and then I'll buy it.
     
  11. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    aperture 2.0

    highly doubtful that aperture 2.0 comes out in the next year...
    its only on version 1.1.2 and its not one of apple's high priority update apps
     

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