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Thread: Aperture 2.0

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    Default Aperture 2.0

    Late last night Apple released Aperture 2.0

    and with that they slashed the price from $449 to $268

    It also included over 100 improvements. I guess our hard core photographers can discuss in more detail.

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    Probably was not selling.. at that price, I'd be tempted to get a copy though..

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    They need to compete with Lightroom - price is a good start, but it's not going to get your hard-core photographers who are willing to pay money for great equipment/software
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    Oh yeah I'm getting the upgrade. Just in time for my B'day too.

    I must admit i feel like i paid through the nose for Aperture 1 which really was a beta version until 1.5.
    However, Aperture does rock. And Aperture 2 is looking mighty fine

    Looks like they had to wait until 10.5.2 until the release.

    On my wish list pending real life trial:
    • improved preformance (no more slow slow crunching)
    • reduced noise in RAW conversions
    • cleaner interface
    • faster thumbnail scrolling
    • books
    • full iLife integration


    and more. o if you believe the hype, I'm about to get really happy!
    Ordering now. Hopefully to have by the weekend.

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    Very cheap, is it a big improvement from 1.5?
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    Good move by Apple to slash the price - it is cheap enough now to tempt "enthusiastic" amateurs and give Apple a bigger market to sell to.

    Wonder if they fixed Nikon RAW support?

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    If they did fix Nikon RAW support then that is tempting..
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    Did anyone notice that G4 PowerBooks are now supported??!?!!?

    Looks like they are trying to broaden the market - I guess Lightroom isn't the only way to go anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkhum_Eramak View Post
    Did anyone notice that G4 PowerBooks are now supported??!?!!?

    Looks like they are trying to broaden the market - I guess Lightroom isn't the only way to go anymore!

    G4 powerbooks were supported before you just need 1 gig of ram

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    If they've fixed the speed bottleneck issues then I'm up for an upgrade. It's potentially a great product that Apple have mistargeted at high volume shooting professionals rather than all serrious photographers. Looks like they have got the message now.

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    Iv had a play with it, seams faster but dont have my full library in the trial

    I cant see how anyone could like lightroom, its set out so strangely
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    I'm ordering now, so i'll post a first impressions review as soon as i get it (prob this weekend)

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    How well does Aperture link in with Photoshop?

    Thats the main reason that I'm keen on Lightroom rather than Aperture.

    When is Apple going to release an Apple version of Photoshop?
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    links very well

    right click on an image -> open in external editor

    then when you save it in photoshop it updates in aperture instantly
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    ordered my upgrade - looking forward to some play time!!

    just hope it's faster on my G4 PowerBook than it currently is.
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    it's seamless with PS.
    The main advantage of LR is the ACR rendering engine. It is superior to Aperture 1.5.
    We'll see if 2.0 changes that. I hope so

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2mac View Post
    it's seamless with PS.
    The main advantage of LR is the ACR rendering engine. It is superior to Aperture 1.5.
    We'll see if 2.0 changes that. I hope so
    the ACR rendering engine seems to get a bit 'grainy' for my liking. My benchmark is Capture 1. If Aperture/Lightroom ever allow third party RAW converters......

    Aperture 2 looks really good. Will have to check it out and see if it is any better that 1.5 (which is slow and clunky IMHO)
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    a first impressions says that Aperture 2.0 now includes lens metadata, and is supposed to be much faster
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    No chromatic aberration independent tool, no curves.

    NO curves

    are you freaking kidding me?

    Aperture is now firmly planted in the 'advanced amateur / semi pro' market.

    The speed increase is nice, I guess, but with modern systems, this is hardly even an after thought.

    Shame too, I was wanting to look at it, but light room remains on top.

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    estimated shipping date 20/2/08

    Thats kind of crap. Fingers crossed it'll be here sooner than that

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