Mac Pro-how much RAM are u using on photo software

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bmat, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. bmat macrumors 6502

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    So, how much RAM are people using when running programs like Aperture, CS2, and Lightroom on their Mac Pros. I'm interested in buying Aperture, but not if it's going to correspondingly require me to double my RAM from 2 to 4 to make it work properly (because of the extra cost).
     
  2. Richard Flynn macrumors regular

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    I’m running Aperture with 6GB, and it’s brilliant. But even on my MBP with 2GB it runs OK. Not as smooth as on the Mac Pro, though! With 2GB on the MBP (2.13GHz Core Duo) there’s a certain degree of waiting around for previews and thumbnails to process, for filters to be applied, etc., but it’s entirely usable.
     
  3. bmat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks

    I tried the trial, and it seemed to run ok -- lots of page outs though. I only threw 500 photos at it, and I have around 20k that I'd want to use. My guess is that I will need the extra RAM. How many photos do you have in your library?
     

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