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Is this program better than Photoshop? I have photoshop and wondering if I should by this when buying a new imac?
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It's not like photoshop, it's closer to Lightroom. Aperture has to do with organization and manipulation.
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They're different products for different needs. Aperture is more comparable to Adobe Lightroom. It's basically iPhoto on steroids. If you need full blown manipulation software, Photoshop still reigns supreme.

But before you spend your money, have a good, long look at iPhoto (preinstalled on your new Mac, great for organizing your images and quick edits) and also at Pixelmator for more advanced image editing.

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Thank you! This helps alot and saves me $
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Is Aperture any good for working with RAW files? Someone else had suggested it to me, but in the description in the App Store it doesn't say anything about that. From the description it just sounds like an expensive version of iPhoto, which isn't what I'm looking for.

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Is Aperture any good for working with RAW files? Someone else had suggested it to me, but in the description in the App Store it doesn't say anything about that. From the description it just sounds like an expensive version of iPhoto, which isn't what I'm looking for.
iPhoto and Aperture both handle RAW files (I shoot RAW only on my Nikon D5000 with no issues). Predominately use Aperture and have Adobe PSE for additional editing if needed.

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Is Aperture any good for working with RAW files? Someone else had suggested it to me, but in the description in the App Store it doesn't say anything about that. From the description it just sounds like an expensive version of iPhoto, which isn't what I'm looking for.
No - it offers much more than iPhoto. It can handle RAW just fine - and for most users - will cover everything you need in terms of editing.

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