Apple's Aperature announcement

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by G.T., Oct 19, 2005.

  1. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    http://www.apple.com/aperture/specs.html

    A little pricey at $499 but it has all the features I need and I'm tired of
    Photoshop crashing on my Mac. Anybody read the specs yet? Or even better,
    has anyone here had a preview copy?

    I like the versioning capabilities and what sounds like better RAW workflow.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 19, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Make sure you check the system requirements; they are significant.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Oct 20, 2005
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  3. G.T.

    Nikon User Guest

    Make sure you check the system requirements; they are significant.[/QUOTE]

    I just had to cancel my order; I should have read the specs first.

    Curiously, although almost all the recommended systems are 1.8 GHz or
    faster G5s, they say it can run on a 1.25 GHz G4 PowerBook. I have a 1
    GHz G4 iMac.
     
    Nikon User, Oct 20, 2005
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  4. G.T.

    bmoag Guest

    Repeat after me, "Less than 4% desktop market share world wide and expected
    to shrink further when Apple abandons current users and switches to Intel
    CPUs and proprietary chipsets."
    Irrelevant product from an irrelevant computer company.
    I doubt Adobe gives a Macromedia Flash of a hoot.
    If it weren't for IPOD Apple computer would be as dead a brand as Apple
    Records.
     
    bmoag, Oct 20, 2005
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  5. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    No kidding! I had already posted my disappointment in c.s.m.a. I can't buy
    a new Mac just to run Aperture.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 20, 2005
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  6. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    I just had to cancel my order; I should have read the specs first.

    Curiously, although almost all the recommended systems are 1.8 GHz or
    faster G5s, they say it can run on a 1.25 GHz G4 PowerBook. I have a 1
    GHz G4 iMac.[/QUOTE]

    I have a 2x800MHz G4. Runs great for what I use it for. The video card
    spec for Aperture is a little ridiculous, too.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 20, 2005
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  7. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Yeah, right.
    Irrelevant? You're seriously clueless. Final Cut Pro is killing other
    low-priced video editing systems in the TV business. We're what is supposed
    to be a 100% Intel/Windows shop but we're buying Macs left and right.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 20, 2005
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  8. I believe it's spelled "Aperture." Did you see the frickin' hardware
    requirements? JEEZ!
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Oct 20, 2005
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  9. That's what I've got - an MDD 866 with 1GB of RAM. If it won't run on
    that, screw it. I'll stick with PhotoShop.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Oct 20, 2005
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  10. Go back to your e-Machine.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Oct 20, 2005
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  11. Today Jeremy Nixon spoke these views with conviction for
    everyone's edification:

    Jeremy, haven't seen your name on Usenet in quite a while. If
    you're the author of the yEnc scheme, what's your take 3 years
    after your seminal essay on the subject?
     
    All Things Mopar, Oct 20, 2005
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    JeffS Guest

    Well, after the switch to Intel based chips, support for the Motorola
    chipset machines probably won't last very long. Software will be Intel
    based and current products without a porting plan will be orphans. The
    Apple vs. Wintel wars will no longer be both machines and OSes against
    each other but boil down to strictly an OS battlefield.

    Apple has potential to make huge gains against Microsoft if enough
    software makers feel that the cost/benefit ratio slumps enough from the
    hardware change to make developing for the new Intel based Apples cost
    effective. Many testers seem to feel that MS has blundered badly with
    Vista, so it is really up to Apple to not make the same errors IBM did
    with marketing OS/2 when taking on MS directly when it appears MS is
    relatively vulnerable. The scenarios are eerily similar in many regards.
     
    JeffS, Oct 20, 2005
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  13. Enjoy your Virus Storage Unit.
     
    Steve Cutchen, Oct 20, 2005
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  14. G.T.

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    You just haven't been looking in the right places. :)
    Water under a burning bridge.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Oct 20, 2005
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  15. G.T.

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Compiling applications for both CPUs requires no effort on the part of
    the developer. It is automatic.

    The change will largely not matter to users. It'll work the same.
    Normal people don't really care what kind of CPU is in their computer.
    If that is the case, Microsoft is basically doomed, since OS X is
    vastly superior to Windows in every way. It only suffers from IBM's
    failure to deliver the CPU speeds it promised.

    But, really, that's not the case, and neither Apple nor Microsoft is
    likely to go anywhere any time soon. The only people who think so are
    the loudmouths who think that one company should own a market and all
    competitors must die.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Oct 20, 2005
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  16. The bottom line is that hardware and software ALWAYS push each other.

    If you're a hobbyist and you just enjoy fooling around with your digital
    stills, by all means keep running the older software and hardware. It's
    got great functionality and it's likely all you'll ever need.

    But if you're in this for business purposes, you're nuts if you don't
    keep an eye on the latest productivity enhancing tools.

    And face it, if you want to run the latest apps, and run them
    efficiently, you absolutely MUST build a depreciation model into your
    business that lets you rev your hardware AND software every 1 to 2 years
    minimum.

    Heck, the last time I ran my numbers I realized I spent many hundreds of
    bucks last year just doing version upgrades to the video and still
    software I ALREADY OWN!

    I *try* to also budget to replace my laptop and desktop systems on a 2
    year basis, in alternating years.

    Financially brutal, but necessary if you want to remain competitive in
    both creativity AND production efficiency.

    The old saying "a workman is only as good as their tools" takes on a
    whole new meaning when your tools are based in technology that commonly
    revs every freakin' six months!

    FWIW
     
    William Davis, Oct 20, 2005
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    Nikon User Guest

    So, there's no battle between Dell, Gateway, HP/Compaq, etc?

    There's more to a computer's hardware than the CPU.
     
    Nikon User, Oct 20, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    I have about 20 Macs at work and only 1/4 support those requirements. If
    you're saying that only individual cutting edge professionals can use
    software such as this then maybe bmoag was right.
    That's insane. Tell me how we're supposed to renew 12,000 desktops every 2
    years? We'd be out of business in no time.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 20, 2005
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  19. I am a retired professional.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Oct 20, 2005
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    Gormless Guest

    of

    It's a very very tiny and virtually insignificant contribution to digital
    photography.
     
    Gormless, Oct 20, 2005
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