Macbook Pro and Aperture and Photoshop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rblogger, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. rblogger macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone use Aperture on his new Macbook Pro?

    How is the experience? Does Aperture get slow if you edit (changing a few sliders) a RAW image?

    How is the experience with Photoshop? Since it is still running rosetta...

    I ve ordered a MBP with 2.8 Ghz. I hope I will be able to work smoothly with those apps.
     
  2. kperrone macrumors newbie

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    Have not messed with Aperture yet but Photoshop CS3 runs smoothly on my new MBP 2.4
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    CS3 does not run under Rosetta - it is Intel binary.

    And both Aperture and CS3 run fine on a MBP.
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I upgraded my early 2007 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz to the new 2.53Ghz MacBook Pro. I am running Aperture ver 2, with Photoshop CS3. CS3 runs natively not under Rosetta. I am running with just the 9400M graphics (I have found that I rarely need to use the 9600 GT and prefer to have the notebook running cooler). I have noticed that in Aperture moving through full screen images is noticeably quicker. Photoshop also loads noticeably faster on the new MacBook Pro as well. I was not expecting this much of a speed increase as the processor speed difference is not that great, but I suspect it is a combination of all of the new components having a small individual increase, as well as going from 2GB of Ram to 4GB.

    I was on a two day Portrait course over the weekend, which included some professional photographers, the glossy screen was a topic of conversation, and basically all agreed that because the screen was so bright, it was a non issue. After seeing the new notebook one of them said they would be ordering one this week.
     
  5. rblogger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very interesting to read that.

    I am getting happier... the mbp just left shanghai... I bought Photoshop CS4 and it runs pretty well already on my imac 2.0 ghz.
     
  6. KThomsen macrumors newbie

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    James, that's great to hear. It's still the one thing I'm worried about on the new MBPs. I ordered it anyway and just hope it wont bug me too much.

    Does CS4 run a lot faster/better than CS3 on the dual core, or what's the deal?

    I've ordered Aperture 2 as well. I hope it's faster than Photoshop for daily use.
     
  7. 840quadra Moderator

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    Aperture works awesomely on both graphics chips so far. I think it is a bit smoother at working more complex modifications on the M GT, but overall it has been really nice.

    Best to use with an external display for color accuracy, but you can do some really good work with the laptop display itself. I am also a heavy user of gimp, and have really enjoyed using the Leopard version of that application as well!

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