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Weblog:   Aperture on a PowerBook, Pt. 2 - Raw Files & CS2
Subject:   RE: What camera are you using
Date:   2005-12-05 13:35:39
From:   derrick
Response to: What camera are you using

I've tested Raw files from the Canon 10D, Rebel XT (350D), and 5D. I haven't done a side by side comparison of Raw processing between Aperture and Camera Raw, as did the reviewer for the ars technica article. But I have to say that I generally like the way my Raw files look in Aperture.

As I've mentioned earlier, I do want to be able to use Camera Raw in addition to Aperture's own editing tools. Sure, many of my Raw images can stay solely within the Aperture environment, and that's fine. But when I really want to "work a photo," I want Camera Raw. Plus I want to be able to work in layers afterward, use specialized filters, etc. Then, when I'm finished, I can send the 16-bit file back to Aperture for management.

I'm not willing to speculate on what should be included in future versions of Aperture yet because I'm still learning the program. Sure, things like Camera Raw connectivity, music for slideshows, etc. seem obvious at first. But for now I'm content on learning as much as I can and reporting back my findings here.

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  • RE: What camera are you using
    2005-12-09 04:41:03  PatchA [View]

    In fact, Aperture does have music for slideshows. Select your images, choose File -> Slideshow and in the resulting dialog box select Edit... from the drop down menu. There's all the slideshow options, including music.
  • RE: What camera are you using
    2005-12-05 14:58:18  maartensneep1 [View]

    That last bit surprises me: "Music for slideshows". Why? Actually I hardly ever use slideshows in iPhoto, I think they're annoying, especially with sound, but I guess to each his own for a consumer app. But in a workflow application?

    I take it this also means that export of a set to iPhoto is not an option. That is a pity, because I can imagine that Wedding phtographers could sell/give a (jpeg, not raw) iPhoto library to their customers.


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