It’s been said that the most sound investment is Real Estate … the same seems to be true when using Apple’s Aperture. A little extra screen real estate can make your experience even more pleasurable.
How do I know? Well, I just took delivery of a 30″ Apple Cinema Display a few days ago. I bought this monitor in anticipation of receiving my new MacPro, which I’ll probably have by the time you read this.
I’ve been using a 23″ Apple Cinema Display for about 4 years now and I really thought 23″ was enough. That was till I tried a 30″ running Aperture. I had actually intended to leave the 30″ in the box till the MacPro arrived … but I just couldn’t wait (like a kid on Christmas morning).
So after two days of using the 30″ monitor I can say that it makes a HUGE difference, even when compared to a reasonably large monitor like the 23″. It is so nice to have everything on the screen at once with nothing overlapping or hiding next to scroll bars.
When you are making your Aperture shopping list you need to start with a nice graphics card, enough RAM and a fast/large hard drive but don’t forget to invest in some screen real estate. You can work in Aperture on a 15″ monitor, but it is so much sweeter on a big screen!
Next week I’m sure I’ll be blogging about running Aperture on a MacPro :)
Until next time,
Allen Rockwell Photography