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Posted 1/7/2013 by Twins Rock in General Photography

Twins Rock

PeaNut 304,110
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Posted: 1/7/2013 3:51:32 PM
I just got a new Macbook Pro over the weekend. I am a mommy photographer only and just use pse for basic editing. My entire library was corrupted on iPhoto in my older mac. I didn't lose them, just a lot of the organized events, etc. It was a real mess and even my time machine backup is a mess. I just didn't have the time to completely figure it out before knowing I was getting a new laptop anyway.

I know the peas always know THE best solution! Thx in advance!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:05:13 PM
Anything but iPhoto (imho). I am a PS person and tried Aperture when I got my Mac. I just couldn't do it so I bought the Mac version of PS.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 1:22:49 AM
I'm a mac user and have both Aperture and iPhoto. I found that iPhoto was great for seeing my photos quickly and doing quick edits. In the meantime I have started to pursue photography and decided I needed something better and since we had Aperture, I tried that but did not like it. It ran super slow on my computer and since we had the program for a while there was no support for it any longer. I started to use Lightroom to catalogue all my photos and I love it. I can do some great editing there and if I need to do more touching up I do that in Photoshop.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:19:15 AM
I have aperture and love it. It has great editing features and ton's of features for a pro photographer that I don't understand yet. My biggest problem is that I have an older mac mini and aperture runs SO slow on it. I doubt you would have that problem, but I would check the apple community to make sure. When I researched aperture the aspect that pro photographers loved was the referenced library which means you can store your files on an external hardrive, but reference them on your computer. I don't really understand this, but all the pros raved about this feature. Hope this helps.
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