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Aperture on MacBook - opinions please!


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I heard it runs ok until you actually try to do any editing, at which point it sucks.

Anyone using Aperture on a MacBook? Please post experiences!

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Why use Aperture on an unsupported MacBook when you can use Adobe "not universal for another year" {censored}?

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May I suggest "borrowing" a "copy" for "testing" porpuses. You know try the shoes on before you buy them...

If you get the drift of my sails...

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I'm running aperture on my MacBook and to my knowledge it works pretty well. I have only done some minor stuff and have only had it for a couple of days. Take Arez advice and try it out first before buying it.

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Well, its kinda the deciding factor between a MacBook and a MacBook Pro, so I dont yet have the machine to test. Can you do some photo editing (straightening horizon, red-eye adjustments, etc) and tell me if its reasonable? I dont need it to be uber-quick, but I do need it to be usable.

thanks in advance :P

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You could always take a trip to your local Apple store and try it out munky. It might be best to see firsthand just how usable it is. :blink:

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I just messed around with it for awhile and ti seemed to work fine. The patch tool worked fine and the straighten horizon tool worked well also. I had trouble with the red eye tool but i guess i wasn't using it right. It wasn't slow but not very quick. Also right as you start it up on a Macbook this error pops up but you can hit "ok" and it all works. "Your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Aperture. Aperture requires a display with a resolution of at least 1280 854." Hope that helps.

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here's how to disable that error message:

in terminal, do:

EDIT: *** SOME PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THAT DOING THIS BREAKS THEIR APERTURE INSTALLATION - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ***

sudo defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight 800

other than that - thanks a bunch for trying it out. im sure macbook is going to be fine for my needs :blink:

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Thanks a lot munky and hope my findings helped you. I'm very new to Macs and don't want to jump too far ahead into something I'm not very familiar with, such as terminal. I knew what i was doing in Window's command prompt but I wouldn't want to screw anything up here. I've got it opened up but I'm not exactly sure what "sudu defaults" are. Any advice. Thanks a lot and good luck with your MB.

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easy:

sudo == "super-user do" - ie perform this action as the root user.

defaults == set some program defaults

write == i want to write a new default

the rest is fairly obvious - a path to the location where Aperture stores its defaults, and RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight is pretty self-explanatory - it sets the required minimum display height in pixels.

its up to you, but all this is doing is changing the minimums Aperture will look for. go on, do it. it'll make you feel better about using Terminal in future :blink:

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Aperture is fast and perfectly Usable on my custom built Mac. I am running 1.1.3 (Universal). Then again my computer benchmarks nearly twice as fast as the MacBook Pro. I couldn't imagine the MacBook Pro being too slugish assuming you are using atleast 1-2 gigs of ram. It can be a bit sluggish when Applying several adjustment layers, but I was working in RAW, and that is to be expected. I haven't really used Aperture for anything real. I just played around with a few raw photos I took to see what the program was all about.

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here's how to disable that error message:

in terminal, do:

sudo defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight 800

other than that - thanks a bunch for trying it out. im sure macbook is going to be fine for my needs :P


Hello munky, after doing this in terminal, and i start aperture, its just appear and disappear very quickly in dock... did i miss something.... i am back now with error thing but it starts..

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you arent the first person to report this. id recommend not doing it, to be honest. apologies to anyone whos aperture install ive inadvertently screwed. to change it back to the original default, in terminal:

sudo defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight 854

though i cant see why this should break Aperture...

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sudo defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight 854

though i cant see why this should break Aperture...


sudo break Aperture =)
If you use sudo, then you don't have permision to /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info.plist

defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelHeight 768

and

defaults write /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Info RKMinimumDisplayPixelWidth 1024

It work for me =)

But if I use sudo, I receive broken Aperture. Like i1sam

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ah well... 1.5 is officially supported on MacBook, so this should be null and void after it comes out ;)





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