Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Upgrade to an Essential Photo Application, 25 April 2008
This review is from: Aperture 2.1.1 Retail (DVD-ROM)
I recently upgraded from the original Aperture (Ver. 1.2) to this new version (Ver. 2.1), and I am very happy with it.

Image editing enhancements aside (there's many a tutorial and explanation on the Apple website), the major criticism I found with Aperture 1 was that it was a massive memory hog, mostly due to the program being designed for Power-PC architecture. This meant that when editing photos or loading up the program on my Intel-Macbook, the software was very 'heavy' and laggy at times.

This version is now configured to work with Intel-chipsets in the current Macintosh lineup and as such operates far more smoothly and requires much less memory to run. It has also been 'polished' to be consistent with the aesthetic changes in OSX Leopard.

Aperture is far superior to Apple's iPhoto, and also can export files to be edited in external programs, such as Photoshop. For organising a large photo library and all the non-destructive image-editing that goes with it (files remain in tact, only the changes are saved and applied when viewing and exporting the images, saving on crucial hard-drive space) this program is essential, if not amazingly beneficial to professionals and amateur photographers alike. A long overdue upgrade to an amazingly useful program.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: TX, USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,022,192