Aperture - worth it??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by carrollf, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    Just got my new 24" iMac with iWork 08 preinstalled. It also has iLife 08. Should I get Aperture as well? What does it offer over say iPhoto?
     
  2. emegmac macrumors regular

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    What do you want out of your photos software? There may be better apps, photoshop/lightroom. Iphoto may have everything you need. I've never used aperture but do use iphoto & just recently photoshop. If all you need is organizing and basic editing iphoto is a powerful app.
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    Depends if you can justify the cost. Are you photographer who shoots a lot of RAW images? I don't mean pro photographer, but are you one in general. If you shoot a lot of images, especially that in RAW, programs like Aperture and Lightroom are definitely worth getting. If you don't even know what a RAW file is, iPhoto is more than enough.
     

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