Version: 3.5.1 || Release Date: 2013-11-16 || License: Commercial with demo ($79.99) App Owner: paul

Designed from the ground up for professional photographers, Aperture provides everything you need for after the shoot, delivering the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers.

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Aperture does now support the LX2, as noted on http://www.apple.com/aperture/raw/cameras.html

One problem with aperture is that camera raw support apparently has to be included with OSX updates, not aperture updates, as OSX just inherits the knowledge. It took 6+ months for my Leica M8 to be included. Maybe this will change in subsequent releases.

1.5.3 is much faster than 1.5.0, which in turn was much faster than 1.0. It runs plenty quick for me these days.


aeko didn't even indicate what sort of problem was actually taking place, and you simply assumed that it was because he or she was using the direct connect camera mode. Sounds like, based on this review (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_lx2-review/), that even Adobe's camera raw wasn't supporting this model as of October (don't know about the more recent version 4.0). There are some camera models that are NOT supported by Apple's RAW backend, most of them being point-n-shoots that support RAW. They've mainly geared RAW support towards the SLR market, and it's a bit of a shame that there isn't more of a broad spectrum, but I'm not sure if it's entirely Apple's fault, it may be that Panasonic isn't forthcoming regarding their format, but who knows.

Good news Aeko - Aperture actually supports every camera ever made... it uses a handy little utility called a card reader. ;o)

Do yourself a favor and stop connecting your camera directly to your computer. It's a waste of time, and is inevitably much slower than a dedicated reader. You can pick up a super fast dedicated reader for your type of memory card at virtually any computer or camera store for around $25 - $30. Or if you spring for $40 - $50 you can get a multi-card reader that will handle just about any camera you'll ever own. It doesn't make sense not to.

I have a Panasonic LX2 camera and though I would love to use Aperature, Apple hasn't taken the time to create support for anything other than high-end cameras. I would argue that many professionals would carry around a small camera like mine as an alternative discreet camera. Totally ridiculous.

Aperture allows awesome RAW workflow.

It does like a powerful machine, however. I run it on MacPro 2.6 w/Radeon 1900XT & 5G RAM. It flies.

I've used lightroom, Photoshop, Nikon Capture and a host of other programs. I've finally found what I'm looking for with Aperture If you have Raw files and are looking for a way to simplify the workflow, aperture is a perfect fit. Of course you will still need photoshop if you are going to do heavy-duty photo manipulations (i.e. cutting out parts of photos and using them elsewhere). But if all you need is workflow and standard Raw corrections, Aperture is perfect.

Works wonderfully on my PM G5 (dual 2GHz) w/ an X850 and 4GB RAM.

Truely inspiring in surprising ways, the nested tagging particularly.

A 1.25 GB Albook is an old, old computer. I'm sure a Macbook Pro would do fine, with enough RAM.

v1.0 was unusable on my 1.25GHz AlBook w/ 1 GB. RAM.

v1.1.2 is still infuriating slow at times but definitely usuable and this is on the lowest spec machine it will officially run on.

It can't be matched for sorting out 'selects' from 'discards' after a shoot. RAW output is acceptable now and can only improve. Could do with a decent plugin architecture so I can use Noise Ninja within the app!

It was a good move on Apple's part to lower the price for this application. And despite some early issues involving RAW files (GASP!), this is an excellent app and very user friendly. Well worth the money if you need to manage massive amounts of photos and their information. Plus Aperture offers some great photo albums you can't get with iPhoto.

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