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Weblog:   Aperture on a PowerBook, Pt. 2 - Raw Files & CS2
Subject:   RE: Nondestructive editing
Date:   2005-12-09 10:09:23
From:   derrick
Response to: Nondestructive editing

I see your question here. I think the statement that Apple is making with Aperture is that it uses metadata to handle the "versions" of your Raw file. So you can adjust your Raw images in Aperture and have an adjusted "version" (that's really only XML data) in your library without having to save the image as a .psd or .tiff. This is a big deal because it saves you tons of hard disk space. Version management in Aperture is cool. The criticism leveraged against Aperture at the moment concerns the actual Raw conversion compared to Camera Raw.