Aperture 3 or Bibble Pro 5.2: your preference

Allan Crowson

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Nov 6, 2010
Messages
63
Location
Nashville, TN, by way of France and Ivory Coast
Please, no flames! I am interested in comparisons of Aperture 3 and Bibble Pro 5.2, specifically concerning editing raw and jpeg from the E-PL1. I'm interested in the following areas, especially:
  • Ease of editing
  • Issues with .orf and Olympus jpegs in particular
  • Catalogs and digital asset management
  • Hardware resources (destined for use on Mac Mini Intel 2.53 Ghz (last of the first form factor Mini) and MBP 15" 2.5 (last of the MBPs before the unibodies).

I would like to know what you appreciate or miss in the programs.

I know that I can try out both, but would like to learn from others' experiences as well.

Thank you in advance!
 

shoturtle

 
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
823
do not know about bibble, but I have had no issues with aperture 3 with raw or jpeg editing. So I like aperture.
 

grebeman

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Mar 13, 2010
Messages
1,202
Location
South Brent, south Devon (UK)
Real Name
Barrie
I'm the opposite, I have no experience with Aperture and am content with Bibble, also currently using a Linux OS so pleased that Bibble is cross platform.

Barrie
 

shoturtle

 
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
823
I run it on 2 macbook pro 13, no problems with it. Just know that aperture likes allot of RAM, I have 8gb on one and 4gb on the other
 

shoturtle

 
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
823
Do you notice a difference between the 4gig machine and the 8gig machine?
The 8gb runs faster, 4gb is not bad. I just upgraded the 8gb and was running 4gb since aperture 3 came out. And 4GB worked well. Forget about running it on a 2gb machine.
 

Iconindustries

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Jan 31, 2010
Messages
2,196
Location
Cecil Plains, Queensland, Australia
It's a bit hard for me to say one or the other as I only use Aperture. I don't know which is better, but I like what I've got with Aperture. Personally I love the UI of iPhoto '11 ( one of the best photo interfaces out there ). So for the hard work of processing RAW I use Aperture and export as jpeg into iPhoto.
The streamlined and fast interface of iPhoto is the best I find to show photos to friends ect. Whereas for adjusting Raw images with my preset, Aperture is a killer app. (this means 'good' to me:)
 

Optical Thrombosis

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
30
Having used both, I can honestly say that its horses for courses. Whichever does it for you. They are both powerful packages.

Aperture probably has the nicer, slicker interface, but Bibble is better value for money! If you are on a budget - get Bibble. You might find that Bibble runs better on older less powerful macs. Aperture does like a lot of system resource to work.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom