How stable is Aperture...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by asherman13, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

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    ...especially with relation to iPhoto?

    My dad just bought a Canon DSLR Digital Rebel XTi, and I'm probably going to purchase the student version of Aperture so I can deal with RAW when taking nice family pictures and stuff.

    What do you all recommend I do with my photo library (currently stored in iPhoto)? Is Aperture more stable in those respects? I recently had iPhoto quit on me and had to use iPhoto Library Manager to recover all my photos (I could have done it manually, but that would have taken too much time); would Aperture crash on me like that? How does it work with FileVault (I know, I know, I'll be getting rid of it soon...)

    Clearly Aperture is best for editing, but I'm wondering if I should a) edit new photos in Aperture and then export what I don't delete into iPhoto for storage/viewing/iWeb+.Mac purposes, or b) edit new photos in Aperture, store/view them in Aperture, and then export to iPhoto whatever I want to upload to iWeb/.Mac?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. rhoydotp macrumors 6502

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    i am in the processes of testing Aperture 1.5 (finally, they released a demo). Aperture is much better than iPhoto in so many respects since it is a "Pro" product, meaning meant for serious hobbyist and professionals. It also has better support for RAW. I also am trying out Adobe's Lightroom and it also has some good points that Aperture does not have.

    What I was planning to do, if I decide to go with Aperture is to,
    - import iPhoto library and store into the Aperture library (copy files). I like the way it imports, keeps the albums and the versions.

    - remove iPhoto library

    - export all good photos from aperture into a smaller jpg files

    - import into iPhoto for viewing (for my wife or guests). this way, they cannot edit my master copies and easier to use for them as well.

    anyhow, i'm still undecided what to get. until adobe releases their final RC, only then. hope this helps.
     
  4. cube macrumors G4

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    Isn't the iLife Media Browser supposed to give access to the Aperture files without having to import into iPhoto?

    But where is this Media Browser?
     
  5. cube macrumors G4

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    Ah. I found it. It's the Media icon in Keynote, Pages, and iWeb.

    I guess you don't really need to import from Aperture into iPhoto unless you want to order prints, do photocasting, or "prevent" modification of the masters.
     
  6. cube macrumors G4

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    Well, Apple says that iPhoto has a media pane too, with which you can browse the Aperture previews, but I don't see it (I don't have Aperture installed).
     
  7. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anybody tell me how Aperture can back-up photos, and how secure its Library is?
     

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