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Apple Aperture
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Apple Aperture

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Overall 6

Apple Aperture 1.0.1

PC Magazine
21 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Despite its sleek, state-of-the-art interface and many excellent features, Aperture 1.0.1's occasional bugginess and generally inferior RAW image rendering make it hard to recommend to professional photographers.
  • Pros: Sleek interface. Background image importing. Strong management features. "Smart" Web galleries and albums. Excellent output options. Non-destructive image editing.
  • Cons: Requires a very powerful system. No full-image zoom beyond 100 percent. Generally inferior RAW format rendering. Lacks important adjustment tools. Bug in export of TIFF metadata.
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Overall 8

Apple Aperture 3.3

PC Magazine
18 September 2010
  • Conclusion: For under $80, Apple's Aperture gets you capable pro-level photo workflow and editing software for your iPhoto library.
  • Pros: Clear interface. Wide raw camera file support. Good organizational tools, including face recognition and geo-location. No import needed to use iPhoto library. Excellent output options, including soft proofing. Support for iCloud Photo Stream and MacBook with Retina display. Good value for money.
  • Cons: Weak noise and chromatic aberration correction. Minimal video editing. No geometry correction tools. Mac-only.
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Apple’s Aperture 3; Organize, Edit, And Adjust (Too Bad It’s For Mac Only)

1 September 2001
  • Excerpt: Aperture 3 is an amazingly powerful workflow aid for any photographer. An improved interface that promotes a “work the way you want” aesthetic makes it easy to learn and use.
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Overall 8

Apple Aperture 3 review

Digital Arts
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Aperture is often referred to as iPhoto on steroids, yet anyone who’s used it will have noticed that although it’s more powerful than iPhoto, it lacks many of the features that make iPhoto fun to use.
  • Pros: Vastly improved slideshows; impressive new brushes; multi-touch aware; ability to split and merge libraries; easy export to Flickr and Facebook
  • Cons: Sporadic reports of potential problems when upgrading older libraries; web page creation hasn’t been overhauled; need a powerful Mac and lots of RAM to run well
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Apple Aperture vs Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Macworld UK
30 July 2014
  • Excerpt: With Apple announcing that development of Aperture , its professional photo application has ceased, it seems that the epic, almost ten-year battle between Aperture and arch-rival Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is in its final days.
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Overall 8

Apple Aperture 3 - Mac

Pocket Lint
10 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Aperture 3 is undoubtedly a good bit of software with some excellent features added to the last incarnation. However, it is hard to see many professional photographers and enthusiasts switching from Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to go through the hassle of learning another software package of a type...
  • Pros: Effects brushes with edge detection work very well plus welcome additions of Faces and Places from iPhoto
  • Cons: Not easy to get to grips with and often frustrating to navigate around; some superfluous features
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Overall 6

Apple Aperture 1.0 review

TechRadar UK
6 March 2008
  • Summary: RAW image editing from Apple impresses us
  • Pros: Brilliant layout, Lightbox and magnifying tool, Versioning
  • Cons: Brilliant layout, Lightbox and magnifying tool, Versioning
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Review: Apple Aperture

Canadian Reviewer
6 December 2007
  • Excerpt: We’ve been testing Apple’s Aperture 3 photo management software for a little over a month and as we integrated it into our day-to-day photography workflow, we realized that it is a well-rounded and thoughtful application that’s designed to appeal to novices as well as professionals, which if you...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

30 April 2007
  • Conclusion: If you work on a Windows system, the choice between Lightroom and Aperture is easy; since there's no Windows version of Aperture, your choice is made for you. On a PowerPC G5 or G4-based Mac, Lightroom's less demanding system requirements make it the more attractive alternative.
  • Pros: No Windows version, Relatively steep hardware requirements, Limited Apple support options, Restrictive file-management system, No curves view or editor
  • Cons: Excellent retouching tools in a streamlined interface, Delivers great results, Integrated colour management
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Test av Apple Aperture 3

5 December 2013
  • Summary: Apples eget program minner mye om Lightroom, men det er faktisk helt omvendt. Adobe la ved introduksjonen i 2006 Lightroom meget tett opp mot Aperture, som var i ferd med å få godt tak i Mac-fotografene. Aperture er oversiktlig og enkelt og ...
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