Aperture on the Air!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by longdrag, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. longdrag macrumors member

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    Hi,

    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

    Thanks

    ld
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Aperture should run fine on your MBA. You shouldn't have any issues processing RAW files.
     
  3. longdrag thread starter macrumors member

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  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    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.

    /Jim
     

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