Aperture vs Iphoto

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by VADER1775, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. VADER1775

    VADER1775 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    anyone have an opinion?
     
  2. joethedestroyer

    joethedestroyer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    well, if you're not going to be doing any easy post-processing (exposure, white balance, etc), iPhoto works great for storing your photos and removing redeye & cropping. It's basically the same thing as iTunes, but for pictures.

    Aperture has a little bit of a wider reach in that it can do all the easy quick fixes without opening photoshop, and also that whenever you make a change to a "Master," it saves the changes into a new version, so you never lose the original image. To my knowledge (and feel free to check my facts), iPhoto doesn't do that. Aperture is costs a little more, but it's a little more flexible, in my opinion. I think the backup vault thing is a little more streamlined than whatever iPhoto has, too.
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i miss read OP
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  4. photogincollege

    photogincollege TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I dont know about aperture, as I have never used it. But I hate iphoto.
     
  5. holga girl

    holga girl TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charm City, MD USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i have used aperture, lightroom and iphoto. of the 3, i chose lightroom. but if we are only comparing aperture and iphoto, i would have to go with aperture. hands down. the one thing aperture has on all of them, is the ability to watermark.
     
  6. reg

    reg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stuck inside of Mobile with the GTFO Blues Again
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    False. Lightroom can watermark. There's a dialog box for it.
     
  7. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They're not the same type of program, so there really is no comparison. Aperture is full editing software, iPhoto is an organization and browsing tool with some basic editing features thrown in (red-eye, b/w conversion, etc.)
     
  8. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,603
    Likes Received:
    466
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Don't know about Aperture, but with iPhoto, one must be very cognizant of its idiosyncrasies. It catalogs images in ways that aren't at first easy to understand.

    First and foremost, if one uses iPhoto to bring the actual images into one's computer, never, never, never use Finder to move those images around.

    I will use iPhoto, but I only let it import aliases of the images, never the actual images themselves.

    I like iPhoto's ability to create 'slideshows' and export as quicktime movies, which can then be imported into iDVD. I like its ability to interact with iTunes.

    I refuse to use it to manage my photo libraries. I wouldn't bother with its image editing.

    Aperture, Lightroom, and just about any other image/library management software would be preferable for someone who is serious about keeping track of their images.
     
  9. TUX424

    TUX424 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have iphoto 06' and i really dont like it i thnk the ways to organize ur photos is stupid and it donsnt work,
    Aperture on the other hand i feel is much better but if u want to adjust the white balance/ exposer ur pictures have to be in RAW b/c that way ur camera has saved some info about it im not sure the exate way that it works
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
aperture red eye
,
aperture versus iphoto
,
aperture vs acorn
,

aperture vs iphoto

,
iphoto lomo
,
iphoto vs aperture
,
lomo editting iphoto
,
lomo iphoto
,
lomography iphoto
,
mac aperture vs iphoto library manager