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  1. #1

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    Jun 12, 2007
    Aperture on a MacBook
    I believe this is the right forum...

    I plan to purchase Aperture, but only have the MacBook 2 GHz with a gig of ram. I called apple to see if it would run well, they said simply "not to its best performance" - I asked why, they said they don't know...

    Does anyone have any past experience? Please let me know - thanks so much!

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    SLC Flyfishing's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 24, 2007
    SLC Utah
    Macbook (black) 2.0 ghz CTD/2gb RAM. iPod Nano Gen 1 (4 GB)
    I've got a 2.0 GHZ macbook with 2 GB of RAM and it ran just fine for me. I'd think it would do great with only 1 GB of ram as well. The only think I see as limiting about running Aperture on a Macbook is the smaller size of the macbook's screen; with photoediting, the bigger the display the better for obvious reasons.

    What camera are you using?


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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    I don't know about you guys, but it didn't work for me. Said my computer didn't meet minimum specs (most likely has to do with the integrated graphics)

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Member Since
    Jul 16, 2007
    Works perfectly on my wife's MB

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    BananaPancakes's Avatar
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    Oct 04, 2006
    Calgary, AB
    White 2.0GHz Macbook, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD
    I have a 1st-Gen 2.0GHz Macbook with 2GB of ram and it runs a little slow. So slow that I decided to use Adobe Lightroom instead.

    I don't know if I'm expecting too much or if it's because I my pictures are roughly 3-5mb in size, taken from a DSLR.

    The best thing to do is to go to the Aperture site and download the free trial. If it works good enough for you then buy it. If not, I high recommend Adobe Lightroom. It runs a lot faster and it's much cheaper.

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