Macbook and aperture

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bmat, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. bmat macrumors 6502

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    I've searched and found some vague answers, and a lot of speculation. But I'd like to hear some real world experience on the latest revision of a macbook with 2 gb of ram and aperture.

    This is not my dedicated computer for photo editing, as I use a mac pro. But I want a laptop to replace my powerbook G4, but want decent/acceptable aperture ability if I need it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    It's usable, but can get pretty slow. Especially when generating a lot of previews, working in full screen or even straightening. I moved to Lightroom as it works much smoother. I don't know how able you are to do this though, if you use Aperture on you main computer.
     
  3. bmat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I'm sort of stuck on aperture, and not really going to switch to lightroom. I've used bibble and Canon's DPP on my powerbook, and with large RAW files it's just a disaster.

    If it takes 3-6 seconds for image to clear up on the macbook, that'd be fine. But if it's like 20-30 seconds, I don't know if it's worth it. Since I don't plan to do any photo editing on it, except in a pinch, I'd rather not spend the extra cash on a MBP.
     
  4. Fuzzy Orange macrumors 6502

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    I am in the same hole as you... PS CS3 would run fine on a MB, but I am not sure about Aperture... Like you, I would do little to no Photo Editing in Aperture.
     
  5. Igantius macrumors 65816

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  6. bmat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. The video clips are quite encouraging. Particularly since that's aperture 1.1 and now the latest revision of macbook. I doubt I would be doing more than simple expsure/wb settings, and doing the rest in photoshop.
     

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