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Conrad
Oct 21, 2005
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Hi,

I’m wondering how much stretch of the imagination it would be to ponder Apple’s intent (deep in the ultra-secretive Cupertino labs) of producing Aperture Elements for home users?

Also, since some Apple products are cross-platformed (i.e.,QuickTime) – will Aperture (professional version) be offered on the Windows platform? There might be sufficient businsess gain for Apple to do that.

Remember, that Adobe’s Photoshop 1 came out in 1990 first on the Mac platform. Only later did it arrive for Windows users. I wonder what percentage of current Adobe Photoshop programs are sold to Mac and Windows users today?

I’m not sure how these business (money) decisions are made. Perhaps the marketing experts can answer that.

Best,

Conrad

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Roberto
Oct 21, 2005
The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if Apple keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the Mac.

People always accuse Microsoft of being a monopoly, which they are. But, then so is Apple and they are only getting to be worse.

The big difference seems to be that we Windows user’s know Microsoft is a monopoly. But, Apple users can’t seem to see the forest for the trees.

Robert
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Lorem Ipsum
Oct 21, 2005
"HornBlower" wrote in message
The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if Apple keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the Mac.

What important product does Adobe not make for the Mac?
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Andrew Fitzgerald
Oct 22, 2005
Well "Elements" is an Adobe line, Aperture is Apple. So you won’t see that. And I don’t think they’d offer Aperture as a lower, home version, since most of it’s features are based for the pro market. How many regular home users have cameras that support RAW, let alone need an application to manage them.
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Barry Pearson
Oct 22, 2005
Andrew Fitzgerald wrote:
Well "Elements" is an Adobe line, Aperture is Apple. So you won’t see that. And I don’t think they’d offer Aperture as a lower, home version, since most of it’s features are based for the pro market. How many regular home users have cameras that support RAW, let alone need an application to manage them.

A growing number! I know a number of people who use PS Elements and its raw capability.

At the moment, raw shooting appears to be complicated and focused on users of expensive cameras, hence what you say. But Adobe (and perhaps others) intend to change that. The DNG "brand" should gradually make DNG appear more mainsteam over time. Cheaper cameras are likely to offer DNG as an option, once DNG becomes something that
less-experienced photographers can have confidence in.

DNG is intended to do for raw shooting what TWAIN did for connecting scanners to other products. Instead of worrying about the details of interworking, "all" you really need to know is whether your scanner and photo-editor support TWAIN. And they often will, because it makes sense for all parties. In years to come, all that will matter is whether your various products support DNG, and if they do much of the mystery will go away.

I believe the Ricoh GR Digital and the Samsung Pro815 are just the first of the cheaper cameras that will output DNG, and then more home users will end up with cameras that support raw, but branded DNG. I don’t know how many home users will use non-DNG raw in future. But DNG ought to replace TIFF in cameras, and become as viable as JPEG for users who want to do a bit of work themselves.


Barry Pearson
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Clyde
Oct 22, 2005
Lorem Ipsum wrote:
"HornBlower" wrote in message

The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if Apple keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the Mac.

What important product does Adobe not make for the Mac?

Movie editing software. Premiere is no longer available for OS X. This was a result of Final Cut Pro coming out from Apple.

Clyde

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