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Aperture 3 or Photoshop CS5


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Hi guys!!! Just got my MBP yesterday and I'm loving it!!! Long Live Mac!!!

Anyway, I'm just wondering if you can help me out choose between Aperture 3 and CS5. I've used CS5 before and i find it kinda hard to go around. I'm just wondering if Aperture would be better than it. Also, in terms of photo editing which one has more features and say "user friendly"?

TIA guys! Hope you could help me out!!!
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They were two fundamentally different pieces of software. If you want editing, you need Photoshop. Aperture is more for managing libraries with some editing, but full editing would be done in Photoshop.

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They were two fundamentally different pieces of software. If you want editing, you need Photoshop. Aperture is more for managing libraries with some editing, but full editing would be done in Photoshop.

Thanks for the quick reply! Sorry for being naive but can you compare aperture to lightroom then?

and also would you guys recommend GIMP?
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You should try a forum search for Aperture vs Lightroom, you'll find a ton of great info out there.

I don't care for Gimp, but a good Photoshop alternative is Pixelmator:
Pixelmator on the Mac App Store

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thaks for the replies guys... much more enlightened now thanks to you!!! Cheers!!!
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