Should i bother with Aperture 2?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by redington, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. redington

    redington Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    Long story short: in order to use certain audio equipment I'm stuck on a Powermac G5. I think the newest version of aperture I can run is 2. It won't support raw images from my e-pm1. IPhoto is a PITA. Will aperture 2 do anything for me? I can pick it up use for $16.
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Aperture 2 was significantly slower than the current version. It does do some nice things, but without RAW support, you're somewhat handicapped.

    I'd say Lightroom 2.7 would be a better option if you can find a license inexpensively. It will also work with E-PM1 RAW files, if you can somehow convert them to DNG first. The main problem is that the version of DNG converter that supports the E-PM1 (6.5 or newer) doesn't run on PPC either. It's possible that there are other ways to convert to DNG though...

  3. redington

    redington Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    Thanks, l'll look around and see what I can find. I really need a new machine...