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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I see they are dropping iPhoto too and replacing it with the new Photos app in the forthcoming Yosemite operating software. I wonder if Yosemite will be a free upgrade this time as Mavericks was? I doubt it.

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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

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I see they are dropping iPhoto too and replacing it with the new Photos app in the forthcoming Yosemite operating software. I wonder if Yosemite will be a free upgrade this time as Mavericks was? I doubt it.

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Ron, do you use Mavericks? And is it worth the upgrade? I haven't upgraded as yet but I would be interested in how others find it.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

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Ron, do you use Mavericks? And is it worth the upgrade? I haven't upgraded as yet but I would be interested in how others find it.
I upgraded to Mavericks when it was released and the initial versions were okay. 10.9.2 and Aperture 3.5.1 did not work well on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro. Lots of crashes that required me to rebuild my library several times a day. 10.9.3 was an improvement, and after I did a clean install on a new SSHD drive, I have not had anymore problems.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I am not happy about Apple dumping Aperture, but then Olympus dumped 43rds for m43rds. Evolution I guess. My recommendation is if you want long-term support go with Canon and Lightroom. Going with the little guys is risky business.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

thats a total pain about Aperture but not unexpected. Now to decide where to jump........
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I was not aware of this....but I've been trying other software as I've found it a bit limiting (good at what it does though) and LR5 does it for me. Its so good!
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I have no issues with Mavericks. However, I only used Mountain Lion sporadically on my Macbook before I bought my iMac and immediately upgraded, so I've only MS Widows to compare it to.

Similarly, I've never tried Aperture, and iPhoto was a pain in the *** because of the way it insisted on organising photos. I'm a confirmed Lightroom user, and have been since before it existed and was known as Rawshooter.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I obtained a free licence for Aperture, tried & stuck with LR as it was far easier & I have more control but have to say with the special deal with DxO I decided to purchase that as you now can use both & obtain the advantages each has over each other
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I understand after watching unveiling speech that it will be a free upgrade for all Mac Users.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

http://www.pcworld.com/article/23071...-yosemite.html
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

I've been Aperture for many years, with occasional dabbles into Lightroom 5 and various other programmes, and still think Aperture is a great programme - as an keen Amateur it does everything I need and more, so even though it is being replaced by Photos (a free upgrade I understand) I will still hang on to Aperture. I've got used to it and like it.

As I understand it, Aperture and iPhoto files will 'convert' to Photos without any problem, so I'm hanging on, for now, to the belief that Apple won't deliver an inferior product - from what I've seen so far Photos isn't a 'professional' product, but looks pretty comprehensive for the keen amateur.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

Further to my earlier post - this is interesting reading: https://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/...s#.U-oBm1amAVg
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

Erm! I'm using Olympus Viewer 3 and it works for me. But then all I do is crop, change EV or tinker with the curve, and that on only very few of my shots.
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Re: Apple pulled the plug on Aperture

Anybody worrying about switching from Aperture to Lightroom 5 should watch this webcast.

http://kelbyone.com/aperture-to-lightroom/webcast/

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