Aperture on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Romulus, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Romulus macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
    What's your experience?

    Also what's your experience with iPhoto - i was having issues in the past so went away from it... seems once pictures went through an edit, it took like a second to bring them up while previewing album...

    Anybody has any opinion on Picasa or Bibble?
  2. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2007
    Kenosha, WI
    I'm using both Aperture and iPhoto on my 13" MBA and 2GB RAM with no problems at all, no lags during / after editing.
  3. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I'm using Lightroom which is very similiar to Aperture, with no significant lag or anything. 1.6/4/128.
  4. cleung macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Hong Kong
    very slow for me

    I bought the new MBA (13 inch, 4GB RAM and 256G HD) and I have to say my Aperture is very slow on my machine for some reason. It takes a long lag to "process" and it can't seem to upload from my card reader unless I do selected photos (such as 50 at a time). It will just keep spinning saying it's importing but it's not. I'm on the road and haven't had time to figure out what's wrong...maybe I need to reinstall Aperture??
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If Lightroom is one thing, it is not similar to Aperture. AP3, is a resource hog and I found it slow and a bit laggy on my 2.53Ghz where as LR was snappy©

    btw, I still prefer aperture, its just not one of the most svelte applications ;)
  6. rnb2 macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2006
    West Haven, CT, USA
    Aperture does use the GPU heavily, unlike LR. Aperture has also gotten MUCH faster with the 3.1 update in combination with 10.6.5.

    I won't be using Aperture much on my 11.6/4/64 MBA when I get it, as I can stick primarily with Photo Mechanic while traveling (my only real use for a laptop). I'm sure it will do in a pinch, but I have a 2009 i7 iMac at home for the heavy processing work.
  7. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    I remember quite liking Adobe Lightroom, but I feel somewhat reluctant to change from Aperture 3. It just about runs OK on my MBP, but is by no means snappy.

    I used to run LR on my 12" Powerbook. Good times.
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    The SSD drive in my Air makes starting and using Aperture sooooo much faster than on my i7 MBP (that had a 7200RPM drive).

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