Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:39 PM
Does anyone here use Aperture 3?
I'm thinking about purchasing it for the mere fact that you can spread one managed library across multiple drives as well as the fact when you edit a photo directly in Aperture it doesn't make a duplicate like iPhoto, therefore you get a smaller trimmed down library.
Ever since I discovered the duplicate image thing, I have been downloading my photos from my camera to my desktop, then editing them in Photoshop and then importing them into iPhoto....I find that a real pain and knowing Aperture deals with this differently is a real bonus.
So i just want to know what everyones thoughts are on the program.
Also I can't seem to find an answer to this, but if I set up Aperture as my main Photo cataloguing tool, and if I then delete iPhoto and it's library from my hard drive, will the Apple TV 2 still be able to play the events etc I have created in Aperture on my Apple TV?
I am assuming it will be able to. If iPhoto links in with ATV then I'm sure Aperture does too, but I just want to double check.
Edit: Found out you can select Aperture in iTunes via home sharing to sync to Apple TV.....thought you could do it. Seems though there are some bugs with syncing Aperture to ones iPhone and iPad....hmmm.....any feedback on Aperture would be great.
Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:56 PM
...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:13 PM
"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy" - Steve Jobs
Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:01 PM
I just purchased Aperture 3 and imported my iPhoto library into it. I noticed that it imported all my events but my albums it didn't.
I did a search on the net and found a thread on the Apple Support site and people were having similar issues. It appears that if your albums are contained within folders in iPhoto, when you import your iPhoto library into Aperture it wont import your albums.
What you need to do is move your albums out of the folders in iPhoto to the root level, and then import your iPhoto library into Aperture, and then it works. I think this is a bug and an oversight by Apple. It needs to be fixed.
Also my Mobile Me Gallery hasn't imported either...now I have to work out that one.
Sometimes I just wish everything just worked.....but then I suppose things would be boring...:-)
I always think how would the average consumer work out how to solve this issue without having to go into an Apple store?
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:15 PM
I'm using it on a 17" i7 MBP and it's very very slow.
The iPhoto library has been imported, but into the Aperture Trial database that I can't rename.
The database is scrambled, the photo that previews isn't the photo that appears in the main window.
It regularly crashes with no warning.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:47 PM
It hasn't been smooth sailing importing my iPhoto database, but after alot of fiddling around I've reorganized it the way I had it in iPhoto.
I wish it had been smoother, but hey it's worked in the end. iPhoto is definitely easier to use and is alot faster, but I wanted more control over my photo editing.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:00 AM
I had a lot of problems syncing some of my albums to MobileMe.... I tried to sync some of them with the full size of the images, but it was taking ages....Aperture said it was syncing but nothing was happening... I left it overnight and in the morning it was still syncing....very odd.
I had to delete all the albums off mobileMe, and clear the syncing in Aperture and this time I just synced my albums so they would be optimized, and it all worked. Go figure. I'm scared to try and sync full sized images again in Aperture.
I read some other people are also having issues syncing their albums from Aperture to MobileMe. Looks like Aperture has a few bugs which is a bit disappointing...anyway...it's all worked now after a few hours of tinkering.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:32 PM
One great thing is that you can create additional libraries and flip between them in the application, while with iPhoto, even though you can create additional libraries, you have to quit the application to launch the separate library.
You should get it, you wont be disappointed.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:49 PM
As you are aware i have all my pictures on an external drive......
Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:52 PM
Mick, to move from iPhoto to Aperture is easy. Just follow the instructions on Apples website under the 'Aperture' page. They give you step by step instructions.
The only issue is that if you have created albums that are in folders, they won't transfer for some reason. You will need to move those albums out of the folders in iPhoto before you import into Aperture.
Another issue I encountered was that my MobileMe galleries that I had created in iPhoto didn't transfer either. There is a fix, but I just went to Mobile Me and deleted all my albums and then reuploaded them from Aperture. So I started from scratch to be safe.
Also one other thing I have encountered is that not all my Facebook albums have linked to Aperture. 2 are not showing up in Aperture even though they are loaded on Facebook. I am yet to work out what the issue is there.
Mick, even if you have your iPhoto library on an external drive, it doesn't matter as you can create an Aperture library also on an external drive and then move your iPhoto library to the Aperture Library following the instructions in Apples website.
Hope this all makes sense...
Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:53 AM
Aperture is awesome, great tools and presets and no duplication as far as I can see. Importing from Iphoto was ok, (thanks to good advice on the forums)
I noticed there are similarities to Iphoto 09, only some though. Once you get into the editing side of this program it leaves a pitiful memory of Iphoto, so much so that I removed it from my Mac totally.
Anyway, still a lot to learn with Aperture which makes it more exiting with new discoveries. I luuuuvvvvvvv this software.
Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:52 PM
It's cool getting new software and discovering it's capabilities. I'm probably going to buy a manual on it so I can learn all about it in great depth.
One of the main reasons I bought it was because of the fact that is doesn't duplicate photos when you do a edit... It saves your edits in meta tags so it reduces the size of your library. Very cool
Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:13 PM