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Aperture 2.0 appeals to amateurs, pros

updated 08:50 pm EST, Thu February 28, 2008

Aperture 2.0 appeals

Apple's post-production photography software, Aperture, is more usable to both amateurs and pros since the company released version 2.0, according to one report. The New York Times writes that Aperture 2.0 provides a more accessible, streamlined interface and eases the process of handling photos in full-screen mode. The update also increases speed considerably when dealing with large numbers of photos, but maintains original versions of those photos more efficiently than iPhoto -- Apple's consumer-oriented photo software.

Apple's initial version of Aperture displayed numerous controls that took up valuable photo space on the screen, and handled vast numbers of photos at a slow rate even on high-powered computers like the Intel dual core and quad core Xeon-based Mac Pro. Upgrades of Aperture are priced at $100, while new licenses are available at $200 each.

by MacNN Staff





  1. msadesign

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what an upgrade…

    I've got 15000 images in Aperture. And on my DP 1.8 PPC, scrolling proceeds with no delay whatsoever. It is incredibly faster than version 1 or iPhoto.

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Agree it is good

    I had to increase my Single Proc G5 1.8 to 512 MB Video and 6GB ram to get 1.5 to be usable.

    2.0 is much improved, although I do like be able to manage the mods on one panel and the project panel on a different panel, but keep them open on opposite ends of the photo.

    Does not seem to be an option now.

    Also, integration with iPhoto (which still does better slideshows), is smoother.


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