Apple Aperture for Mac

Apple Aperture for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    84,692
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2005
  • Price:
    Update; $499.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    523.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    43
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in Photo Editors

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2 stars

"Reasonable"

August 03, 2013  |  By peterpanuk

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.4.5

Pros

Does a fair job for organising photos ,and even great at editing raw photos , and more .

Cons

Even on the top iMac the brushs lag and spinning ball of death has to rear it's ugly head .
Pixelmator runs well with no spinning ball of death as does photoshop elements editor 11. So had expected more from apple.

Summary

Great software , just needs updating to be rid of spinning ball and lagging brush's. After all , it is an apple pro app

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5 stars

"I am a Professional that uses Aperture + CS6"

April 19, 2013  |  By conceptualdesigner4apple

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.4.4

Pros

*Fast Results.
*Great File management.
*Works well with Photoshop.
*Less steps to the a finished result than Light Room in my experience.
*Tools are marked really well and you will know how to use them quickly it you have ever done real editing.

Cons

*After Processing alot of images it tends to slow down, so we have to restart the app and that is an easy fix.
*I would like to see some more VIDEO management tools.
*no chromakey options/tools this would help with some things.
*I know there is a passport cropping option I just can not find it, Arg...
*I would like to see a Drive selection preference tool that would select where the App, Library and the Images are stored and accessed.

Summary

Its a really easy and fast to learn program for professionals and serious photographers for post when pared with Adobe PhotoShop. In a lot of ways Aperture is the fastest to useable results. I have the application on the Computer HD, Library on a Raid and the Images are stored on a DROBO. This has been the best set up that I have used. I own Lightroom 4 but never use it.

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5 stars

"Much better, thank you!"

November 09, 2012  |  By Tord555

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.4.2

Pros

Now works fully with my D600!

Cons

Not quite as good as Lightroom!

Summary

Took quite a while before Aperture could handle RAW files from my Nikon D600, but now it does it effortlessly! Seems to me this version is slightly faster than the old one!

I am using a few year old iMac, running Mountain Lion, by the way!

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1 stars

"Doesn't work after Update"

September 20, 2012  |  By Musik1--2008

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.4

Pros

Very good program until version 3.3

Cons

No function on 2 MACs (iMAC i7 and iBook i5; both Mountain Lion)

Summary

Don't update to 3.4 !!!

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5 stars

"Great Feature! Price correction $79.99"

July 21, 2012  |  By gbreed07

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.3.1

Pros

Great interface. With great third part plugin support. Nice integration with Photoshop. Nondestructed editing. Better than lightroom

Cons

Can be slow on larger heavy edited images.

Summary

All in the the workflow and better editing capacities than anything now available. A price tag of $79.99 make the application a must buy

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4 stars

"Good once all its potential is understood,but printing?"

May 27, 2012  |  By Stephen Goulden

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.2.4

Pros

Versatile, fast and lots of plug-ins. I like the "Print Book" function

Cons

Printing quality changes with each upgrade - many times the print output is too dark, and the print to .pdf has to be used. Even with custom profiles.

Summary

I have stuck with it, (but I also use Lightroom). Each have their good points.

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4 stars

"Apple Aperture 3.2.3 does most of what I need it to do."

March 27, 2012  |  By grantresults

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.2.3

Pros

Apple Aperture 3.2.3 is easy to navigate and easy to use. Its tools and features are effective for refining and polishing the images I make.

Cons

I wish Apple Aperture 3.2.3 had more powerful tools for noise reduction and image sharpening as well as for adjusting perspective. Although I have used it and its antecedents consistently for a year now, I am still discovering its strengths and limitations.

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1 stars

"Do NOT purchase from trial version"

February 05, 2012  |  By vlfair

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.2.2

Pros

Great that you can try for 30 days

Cons

If you "buy" from your trial version an instantly mailed serial number is $199. If you uninstall from your computer and buy from the app store it is $79.99. Apple has no explanation for this. Use the trial version but don't waste a lot of time customizing because you will lose it all during the uninstall, unless you want to pay an extra $119.

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4 stars

"Powerful and user friendly for the most part"

December 11, 2011  |  By sparkster5

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.2.2

Pros

Allows beautiful organization of albums and most of the fine tuning you would want on your photos.

Cons

Missing a few of the more sophisticated features of Photoshop CS5 although for most applications I find it more user-friendly.

Summary

I have Aperture 3, Photoshop CS5, and Nikon Capture and use the Aperture 3 most often by a large margin.

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3 stars

"NOT WHAT I NEEDED"

October 28, 2011  |  By romicom

 |  Version: Apple Aperture 3.2

Pros

SEEMS POWERFUL
A LOT OF EDITING OPTIONS

Cons

SLOWS MY MBP I7 , 2.8 GHZ CONSIDERABLY

Summary

I BOUGHT THE WRONG PRODUCT. I WANTED RATHER SOMETHING LIKE PHOTOSHOP. I STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN UNDERSTANDING THIS PROGRAM PROPERLY. YES THE 3 STAR RATING MAY SEEM UNFAIR, I KNOW.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
  • White balance adjustment accuracy and performance
  • Image export quality
  • Book and print ordering reliability
  • Auto-stacking performance
  • Custom paper size handling
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date December 21, 2005
Date Added December 21, 2005
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
Download Information
File Size 523.15MB
File Name id408981426
Popularity
Total Downloads 84,692
Downloads Last Week 43
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $499

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