Aperture (Apple lost a sale)

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  1. Architect4122 macrumors regular

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    When I first got my MBP I played around to see what it could do. Well, part of that was using the Aperture and iWork. So this means that when I started playing with these my 30 days started.

    Well, that was a few months ago so I can't use those trials without buying the product.

    For christmas I received a dSLR that shoots RAW. I didn't know I was going to get this at the time I was seeing what Aperture was all about.

    So, I downloaded the demo of Adobe Lightroom to compare to Aperture. I knew my Aperture 30 days was up, but now I really needed to use it. So I called seeing if there was any way to try it out, get a new s/n or something.

    All they told me was one time trial, and thats it. I could possibly completely reinstall the OS and see if it works....ummm no!

    So, I guess I can't try Aperture from the comfort of my home, but I can Lightroom. They just lost the sale of one of their Pro Applications.

    Oh well, I was looking forward to playing with them both :(

    [any ideas?]



    **CLIFF NOTES**

    Used up Aperture trial months back not knowing I would be receiving a nice camera.
    Have new camera and want to see which application is best for photos: Aperture or Lightroom
    Called to see if Apple would give me another 30 days for Aperture to compare to Lightroom, as the first time I used Aperture I didn't have a camera to fully utilize its features.
    Stuck with only lightroom trial now...want to compare it to Aperture, but can't.
    Self-owned due to unforeseen acquisition of nice camera.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I guess this doesn't exist...

    I never got around to using the trial though.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I don't advocate piracy - but if you google this - you can find a way around it. (to extend it for another 30 days) Without reinstalling your OS.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    And you're certain that Adobe will allow you to reinstall the demo of Lightroom after your 30-day trial is over?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, it wont.
     
  6. Architect4122 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know Lightroom won't, but I'm actually using it right now to trial.

    After I play and decide I will buy a legal copy. I just wish I could play with Aperture and Lightroom at the same time to compare.
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I have been using Aperture on and off. I like it, but there seems to be so much more that Apple can do with it.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    So you're saying Apple lost a sale for the reason that they do something that their competitor also does? Seems kinda weak to me. I'm just sayin'.
     
  9. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    You're complaining about a free trial?


    Honestly?
     
  10. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    Create a new user account and try it from there, worked for me on the iWork trial.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I was about to suggest the same.
     
  12. Nadav macrumors regular

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    Why would you use up the free trial if you weren't going to use it? If you don't have a camera, don't use up a free trial that is for cameras...
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Probably why I never used my trial.
     

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