Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Aperture and Lightroom on a Mac
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Tue Feb 13 07:44:23 2007
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On Feb 12, 2007, at 11:07 PM, wrote:

> "Richard S. Taylor" <> writes:
>> I just gave Aperture a try on my iMac G5 (1.8 GHz - 1.5 GB RAM)) and
>> discovered two things:  Aperture doesn't do DNG and at least one
>> function - straightening - is so slow as to be unusable.  I didn't
>> explore beyond that. *Two* strikes and they're out, in this case.  I
>> won't be buying Aperture.
>> The final beta version of Lightroom was also sluggish on this iMac,
>> but faster than Aperture.  I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone
>> whose has the released version of Lightroom and can compare it's  
>> speed
>> with that of the last beta version.
> The final release has not actually been released. It is only available
> as a pre-order. The last beta is the last release as of now.
> Cheers,
> Dave

If you have a Mac, a lot of preliminary work, straightening,  
rotation, etc. can be done using the amazing shareware program  
GraphicConverter ( It is the Swiss Army knife of  
image processing programs and is updated regularly. A copy probably  
came free with your Mac.

Larry Z

Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re: Aperture and Lightroom on a Mac)
Reply from r.s.taylor at (Richard S. Taylor) ([Leica] Re: Aperture and Lightroom on a Mac)