Is aperture 3 a photoshop replacement?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by farhat2tube, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. farhat2tube macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    I am an architecture major and have very basic photoshop skills combine with microsoft publisher. As i will be upgrading to a mac soon, i was looking at aperture and wondered if it could do similar stuff with aperture 3.

    I want to select different parts of images and drag drop into another layer forming a collage and edit to make it realistic, if you have seen architectural renderings, you know what i mean.

    Photoshop is expensive, and aperture is a mere $80 on mac app store.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No. Aperture and Photoshop are not really comparable. They have very different aims and feature sets. Aperture competes with Lightroom.
  3. MrChurchyard macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Try Pixelmator. It's 14.99$ on the App Store and you can try it for free for a month by downloading a trial from It's a great Photoshop replacement for what you seem to want to do.

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