IPhoto to Aperture

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by glenthompson, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    When your iPhoto library is growing who should someone consider upgrading to Aperture? Yeah, Apple says that iPhoto can handle 250k pix but that has to be really slow.

    I have about 10k pix in my library. Thinking about Aperture as I want more capability and prefer to stick with the Apple products instead of Lightroom.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I switched about three years ago from iPhoto to Aperture. I really like the flexibility Aperture gives you with organizing and storing things, but it did take a few weeks of using it before I felt comfortable with it.

    Now's a weird time for Aperture. The current version (3) has been out for a real long time now. Hopefully the next version will be out sometime this year, but that was the hope last year too. :D

    If you haven't seen the quick video tutorials Apple did for Aperture, they might be worth going through:
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/photos/aperture.html

    Edit: Also, I think Aperture and iPhoto may use similar libraries for keeping things organized, as you can open an iPhoto library in Aperture, and vice-versa. So maybe 250k photos in iPhoto wouldn't be much slower than in Aperture?

    And hello from Va Beach. Are you getting a ton of snow out there tonight? :)
     
  3. glenthompson thread starter macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    Thanks for the links to the tutorials, I'll take a look at them. Also considering the Apple Pro Training Series book. It has good reviews.

    No snow for me, I'm in Fl with 63 degrees outside. However a neighbor said it was starting to rain/sleet.
     

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