* My Profile My Galleries My Networks

Beware Aperture

Make sure you check the minimum requirements before you buy Aperture. If your computer doesn’t match up, that little sucker won’t even install. The graphics card on my imac G5 (8 months old), doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, so the installer quits itself after checking my system…aaaargh! It will run on my laptop, but seeing as all my hard drives and scanners are hooked up to the imac, don’t know how much use that will be. So anyway, cheers Apple for producing software that doesn’t even run on 2005 computers…nice one!

by [a former member] at 2005-11-29 15:48:40 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

There’s also a tester for the cautious

Andrew, you should probably get in touch with apple, since the imac g5’s (including the 8-month-old ones) are listed as valid on the compatibility list...

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2005 16:11 | Lausanne, Switzerland | | Report spam→
Yeah my recent powerbook 12" won’t support it, that sucks :(

by Fabien Penso | 29 Nov 2005 16:11 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Andrew, how well does it run on your powerbook?

by Duwayno Robertson | 29 Nov 2005 16:11 | houston, United States | | Report spam→
Duwayno. Seems to run well. Trying it with some 80 meg tiffs and it’s pretty fast. Matthias, nice one, tried the tester, no go for me. My imac has the GeForce FX 5200, which is not supported.

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2005 17:11 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
what are the specs on your powerbook?  80 megs….pretty fast….wow.

by Duwayno Robertson | 29 Nov 2005 17:11 | houston, United States | | Report spam→
it’s the 15 inch 1.67 Ghz

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2005 18:11 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
There’s an interesting review of Aperture on Ars Technica if you haven’t seen it already.

by Conrad Albrecht-Buehler | 05 Dec 2005 17:12 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→

I don’t know exactly what you have, but you could hook your G4 powerbook up to a separate, say 23 inch monitor, and then run everything off your powerbook and sell the iMac G5. I too have an 8 months old iMac with a 1.8 Ghz processor and the 15 inch 1.67 powerbook and am thinking of getting a large monitor to hook up to it and dropping the iMac. . . Anyways, soon Macs will have Intel chips and everything will be much better. . . powerbooks will finally actually be portable workstations. . .

One question: I assume you are using photoshop to process your images and Aperture to manage the archive? I am about to buy Aperture but was wondering if it is a better choice over say Photomechanic or iView?

Best, Davin

p.s. saw your projection on the swimmers in Perpignan!

by Davin Ellicson | 05 Dec 2005 18:12 | | Report spam→
Hey Davin.
That may be the way to go….haven’t decided yet…..kind of pissed off at having to change Macs Yet again! You should definitely try out Aperture before you buy. If you want ease of use and speed, then Photomechanic is a must. Still tinkering around with Aperture, maybe I need to get used to it, but seems a little cumbersome at the moment, and I really hate having to go through an app to get to my files.

by [former member] | 06 Dec 2005 20:12 (ed. Dec 6 2005) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
There’s a tester on Apple’s website:


Lower right column to download it.


by [former member] | 07 Dec 2005 06:12 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
<tt>Hold on guys, you have Photoshop cs, and an image management program like <br/>
photomechanic, Iview or Extensis. Why would you want aperture?<br/>
Think hard before you follow the herd. Here's a pretty candid review, a must read<a href="http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/aperture.ars/1" target="_blank"> </a><br/>
<a href="http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/aperture.ars/1" target="_blank">http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/aperture.ars/1</a><br/>
Andrew, I wouldnt advice selling off iMAc and hooking up your powerbook to a monitor. <br/>
Laptops are meant to be carried around and used lightly. <br/>
Leave the heavy duty file crunching to workstations. <br/>
Trust me,laptops are too finicky and you dont want to comedown heavily on them.<br/>

by robert stone | 07 Dec 2005 21:12 (ed. Dec 10 2005) | ny, United States | | Report spam→
Andrew, if you have the luxury of having a desktop and a laptop, then choose both. I do not have that luxury. Though dissapointed to find that Apeture will not run on my PowerBook 12", I’ve been more than satisfied with using the laptop in the field, and being able to plug into the calibrated monitors I have at two different living situations (fortunately, a luxury I can afford in Asia). I hope that the graphics card on the next generation of 12" PowerBooks will accomodate the developments of applications for OS X.

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2005 00:12 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
There is an app out there that overrides Aperture’s "spec check" and allows you to install it.  It’s not officially sanctioned by Apple (wotta euphemism) but  it does allow it to run on computers that the installer rejects.

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2005 14:12 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
was just about to post the same thing jodi posted. unfortunately, my powerbook’s at the apple store until tuesday, my harddrive started to sound like someone was spinning marbles around in a plastic cup, but i’ll post a link to the file jodi mentioned tomorrow when i’ve a bit of time.

and talking about external monitors, i use a lacie 22" crt monitor plugged into my laptop and it works great, with a few external harddrives, two to work from, two to back up to (which is why the hard drive crash on the powerbook hasn’t crushed me— though i don’t know what i’ll do with myself til tuesday w/o my laptop to fill my days with its warm glowing light and filmscanning sounds. guess maybe i’ll have to go out and shoot…)

by [former member] | 09 Dec 2005 00:12 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

Get notified when someone replies to this thread:
Feed-icon-10x10 via RSS
Icon_email via email
You can unsubscribe later.

More about sponsorship→


Fabien Penso, Software Architect Fabien Penso
Software Architect
Paris , France
Duwayno Robertson, Photographer Duwayno Robertson
Indianapolis, In , United States
Conrad Albrecht-Buehler, Interaction Designer Conrad Albrecht-Buehler
Interaction Designer
(Just learned what an f-stop is)
Palo Alto , United States ( SJC )
Davin Ellicson, Photographer Davin Ellicson
New York , United States
robert stone, Photog robert stone
Ny , United States


Top↑ | RSS/XML | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | support@lightstalkers.org / ©2004-2015 November Eleven