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      23.10.2011 22:43



      Not a bad piece of software but Lightroom does it quite a bit better

      For photo editing software this is pretty cheap! The interface is quite nice and simple just like you expect form Apple. Labelling is clear and every button is distinctive and well labelled. All the view and recognition buttons are in the top right of the interface and well labelled and the view options are brilliant, giving you easy access to a variety of ways to view images. The loupe feature is brilliantly done and allows you to clearly zoom into the image to see exactly how sharp it is. The problems I have with the software are to do with the adjustments though unfortunately. All of the adjustments are very delicate and conservative so a lot of the time you are left wondering if the adjustment you made actually did anything. This is especially true of their noise reduction feature which is as much use as a chocolate fireguard in a forest fire. The software does however shine when it comes to printing! It makes the printing of photos very simple and offers simple options to help you do justice to images when you print them. The exporting is slightly weak however as it doesn't offer any real options past file naming and basic file format with no major adjustments like quality of file etc. Overall, if you pay the app store price this software is entirely worth it if you want to spend a small amount of money to give yourself a decent workflow for RAW files but if you have more to spend, do yourself a favour and get Lightroom which trashes this software.


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      14.01.2011 16:17


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      Good for organising and small edits but not for big edits

      I bought this piece of software when I bought a new Macbook pro as I do an occasional bit of photography and thought that since I'm splashing out for a Macbook I'll buy some imaging editing software and chuck it on the finance!

      I paid around the £120 mark I think and horridly loaded it onto my Macbook ready to enter a photo editing ecstasy. I transferred the photos effortlessly and organised them into categories with no problem at all and had them all filed away. Then I started on the photo editing, my idea was to just play around and see what weird and wonderful edits I could accomplish; but after 20 minutes or so my initial photo editing high was well and truly shattered with a 'oh' moment. The moment I discovered that there are hardly any real editing features and more just 'touch up' features.
      I was disappointed to discover I'd spent so much money on what for me was basically a photo organiser because I could quite easily organise my photos myself using finder; albeit longer but for the sake of a few hours I'd rather have £100 in my pocket.

      Summary - A good organising tool with decent small editing capabilities; if you're looking for a big time photo editor then look elsewhere.


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  • Product Details

    With more than 200 features and enhancements, Aperture 3 is the perfect choice if you're ready to take your photography to the next level. Migrate your photos from iPhoto to Aperture seamlessly. Manage large photo libraries with ease. Use powerful tools to refine your images. And present your work like a pro with beautiful prints, hardcover books, websites, and stunning multimedia slideshows.

    Aperture 3 expands and enhances the face detection and recognition technology introduced in iPhoto, letting you manage and organize photos by the people in them. Aperture 3 features robust GPS support and built-in geotagging, letting you organize and explore photos based on where you took them.

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    Product Description: Aperture ( v. 3 ) - complete package
    Category: Creativity application
    Subcategory: Creativity - graphics & image editing
    Version: 3
    License Type: Complete package
    License Qty: 1 user
    License Pricing: Standard
    Platform: MacOS
    Distribution Media: DVD-ROM
    Package Type: Retail
    OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later