Aperture

Apple’s new photo management/editing software for professional digital photographers is called Aperture, which is to iPhoto as Final Cut is to iMovie. Pretty mind-blowing – marginalizes Photoshop out of the picture for most needs (though not completely). Downsides: It’s $500, and the system requirements specify a DUAL 2GHz G5. Talk about limiting your audience. Still, can’t wait to play with it.

Music: Shelleyan Orphan :: Buzzin’ Fly

2 Replies to “Aperture”

  1. Sorry to post this some many days after your posting, but I wanted to mention that the system requirements you list are the recommended one. The minimal requirements are:

    * One of the following Macintosh computers:
    -Power Mac G5 with a 1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    -15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
    -17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with a 1.8 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor

    * Mac OS X version 10.4.3 “Tiger? or later
    * 1GB of RAM
    * One of the following graphics cards:
    -ATI Radeon x600 Pro or x600 XT
    -ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
    -ATI Radeon X850 XT
    -ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro
    -ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    -ATI Radeon 9600, 9600 XT, 9600 Pro, or 9650
    -ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600
    -NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE or 6600
    -NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL
    -NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    -NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

    * 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial

    * DVD drive for installation

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