Does Aperture 3.3 feel faster to anyone else?


macrumors 603
Original poster
May 31, 2007
Florida, USA
Just wondering if I'm the only one who feels Aperture 3.3 was a major speed upgrade.

iPhoto has always been a lot faster than Aperture in my experience, and now with the 3.3 upgrade, Aperture has caught up to iPhoto in terms of speed.

I wonder if the new iPhoto compatible database format is more efficient? Or if they borrowed speed tweaks that iPhoto has had for a while but for some reason took a while to make it into Aperture?

I'm loving this; my 2006 Mac Pro feels like new life has been breathed into it. :)


macrumors newbie
Jun 12, 2012
I'm experiencing faster rendering, less lag on use of brushes and other improvements in speed such as scrolling.

I also think they have improved some of the raw processing and adjustment algorithims, though I don't have evidence to support it.


macrumors 601
Nov 30, 2004
Toronto, ON
This is not Aperture 4 but it might as well can be. Apple rebuilt the Library engine for both Aperture and iPhoto. The UI stayed the same but as far as I'm concerned, this is an entirely new app.

I'm having some issues with the Library conversion though so I can't give it all thumbs up.


macrumors 65816
May 6, 2012
Spaceball One
So far, faster, but I dont do much aperture editing (use it mainly for organization purposes)

So far, it has not put my system at 180 F yet, which was minimum at 3.2
Sometimes I git 200+ when running it.

So much easier on my system, but not a fan of monochrome interface. Makes me feel like photos are missing... :(
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