Aperture on the Air!


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 19, 2012

I have an MBA 2012 - 4GB - 256GB - and want to use Aperture on it. My photos are currently in JPG - bit what is the air like at processing these -

Additionally if I want to work with RAW files is my Air up for processing them speedily enough?

Any info would be great




macrumors 68040
Aug 9, 2009
Portland, OR
I agree.

The biggest performance factor for A3 is the speed of the drive where your library (and photos) reside. All new Airs come with an SSD and they work great.

I use A3 on a combination of an iMac (with HDD) and a MBA. A3 allows you to easily move projects from one machine to another. I keep my full library on the iMac, and then I create new libraries on the MBA and transfer them into the main iMac A3 library once I return home.

When I replace my iMac (as soon as the new model is out)... I will be using the fastest drives possible for my full A3 library. I have a Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt array that will probably be what I use. I'll also benchmark it against an SDD.