How much iMac for Aperture?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I want to buy a new iMac (Intel, of course). I want it to be able to handle Aperture. Does anyone have enough experience or have you read about how much Ram or how big of a hard drive I should get? Is 1.5 gb of Ram enough? And, will I need the 500 gb hard drive? I would rather stop short of the G5 Power Mac. Thanks


  • Reply 1 of 5
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    I'm in the same situation as you and wondering the same thing...
  • Reply 2 of 5
    RAM-- right now, with just about 50 images in Aperature, I'm using 235 mb just launching the thing before doing any editing. Jumped up to 300 mb as soon as I started editing/viewing with magnifier.

    HD space-- RAW & TIFF files can be huge-- I primarily have scans from 35 mm slides, and they're all roughly 50 MB each.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    tednditedndi Posts: 1,921member
    put in huge amounts of memory.

    Aperture is impossible on my powerbook g4 1.5 with 2 gigs of ram.

    It works fine (except for the bugs) on my dual g5 2.7
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    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    I didn't think there was any iMac with enough for Aperture as of yet.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Maybe I should just be happy with Lightroom and forget it.....
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