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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Lightroom is pretty much the defacto standard for photo management. It has the backing of Adobe and this gives it more chance to last than the competition. This is a double-edged swords as some people ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Photos for OS X The next version of OS X Yosemite coming Spring 2015 will have an application Photos for OS X that will integrate many of Apertures features. Photos for OS X is a new product that ...
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

In June 2014, TechCrunch reported that Adobe are "committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution". ArsTechnica, quoting TechCrunch, have a slightly ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

On the side of open source options, in Apple OS X and Linux (but not in Windows) a nice option is darktable. I use it a lot (as an almost exclusive Linux user), and I am quite satisfied with the ...
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Can you create "Versions" or "Virtual Copies" of a photo in Apple's new Photos app

Yes, you can do it several ways. With the image selected: Pull down the Image menu, then say Duplicate 1 Photo. ⌘-D Right-click or Ctrl-click the photo, then say "Duplicate 1 photo" None of these ...
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

You should buy a calibrator(x-rite or spyder are the two main brands that come to mind) and do the calibration yourself. Having it calibrated there won't necessarily do you much good. For a proper ...
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How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?

From what you describe I do not believe Lightroom has an exact equivalent. Find Photos in Lightroom I understand why someone might ask the question that you have and desire that view. It is the ...
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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

Canon will almost certainly always have a version of Digital Photo Professional to include with their cameras. Apple may not always support Aperture. (Yeah, I know. Hindsight's always 20/20) ...
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Is it possible to edit metadata of images in a Mac OS Photos library?

Within Photos, the only EXIF or IPTC data you can edit directly is what you see in the info window. There are some batch EXIF editing tools available for macOS on the Mac App Store: Photos EXIF ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Aperture < Preferences < Import < Standard Previews I began noticing the same issue. I work with social media nearly 100% of the time so I don't shoot in RAW that often because I need to ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Capture One is awesome at RAW processing, and can also be used for organizing, tagging, and sorting. I've found the RAW processing to be better than LightRoom most of the time, although that's very ...
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

Why would you move existing projects over? If you're thinking of moving to Lightroom you could start new projects there... but why not keep your existing Aperture projects for the moment. That way, ...
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Why do I see posterization in photoshop (and aperture) when I don't see it on my LCD screen?

With "LCD screen", i assume you mean your camera's screen. The better question would then be "Why can't i see the the posterization on my crappy camera LCD?" and the answer is: because it doesn't have ...
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Not quite straight lines; any help in Aperture?

Unfortunately, Aperture doesn't have built in automatic lens distortion- you need to buy the plugin PTLens, ~$25.
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

Unfortunately color calibration is a bit of a complicated field. For best results, you will want to use a color calibration device such as a Spyder or Colormunki. These devices are somewhat pricy, ...
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Change center of Vignette in Apple Photos

Changing the center of the vignetting tool in Apple Photos does not appear to be possible. The available settings are: Strength, Radius, Softness.
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How to locate unreferenced image in Aperture?

From an answer to How to tell Apple Aperture to store ALL files by reference? For existing photos already in the monolithic library bundle, perhaps the "Relocate Original" command would be ...
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Aperture like event view in Lightroom 5

Stack by time : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJn4BoqQPkY http://lightroomkillertips.com/10-things-aperture-users-need-to-know-about-lightroom/ You can sort by date and then create a smart ...
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Can the new Affinity Photo app work with multiple images, like Apple Aperture did?

Affinity Photo is much more powerful than Apple's Aperture but its designed to work on a single photo at a time. It is a very, very nice piece of software though. They're "Developer Module" (meaning ...
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Create versions of originals and export as JPEGS with metadata?

Any 'exports' of a JPG image will result in a loss of data. This is because the JPG format is a 'lossy format'. So, every time you 'save' a change, the image quality will be impacted. You can ...
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How can I preserve library structure (and ideally, edits) when migrating from Aperture to Darktable?

Partial answer on preserving Library structure, or at least recording it. In Aperture for each folder or project give all photos in that container the name of the container. E.g. if you have folder ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

Yes, Lightroom has a similar feature to Aperture's that could let you do what you want--assuming you actually have the bandwidth and patience to transfer half a gig of files to your cloud drive. The ...
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Android application similar to Apple Aperture / Adobe Lightroom?

There is a Photoshop version made for Android and it costs. You can also use Retrica because it has a lot of cool effects and it is free. There is also an application called Pixlr made by Autodesk. It ...
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Why do I see posterization in photoshop (and aperture) when I don't see it on my LCD screen?

To everyone who answered this question, thank you VERY MUCH. Actually, the problem lied in my monitor calibration (manual calibration - advanced settings). My husband opened the images on his laptop,...
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

What I used to migrate my 120K+ library over to Lightroom was a new tool called Aperture Exporter. In addition to preserving the metadata, it has features to automatically generate JPEGs and TIFFs for ...
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

So, while I have a Mac, I've never specifically used Aperture. Nevertheless, the way I would attempt to solve this would be to export the version (not the original) to 16 bit TIFF and then import the ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Photo organizing software is generally of two types, browsers and DAM/PIEs. A browser just browses folders that have images in them. Maybe showing just the images, or allowing albums to be made that ...
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Is it possible to manage photos without importing them into libraries in iPhoto or Aperture?

Aperture yes as "referenced masters" — iPhoto no, it only supports its own library structure. Aperture allows you to import photos as "referenced masters". You can do this from the import settings ...
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Why is Aperture 3.5.1 repeatedly crashing?

A bad cable is the most likely reason for this. I've noticed (after extensively using USB, Firewire800 and eSATA) that USB is probably the least stable connection for an external drive. Firewire800 ...
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