Is there an Aperture for Windows?

Is there an aperture for Windows? Aperture is both photo editing and photo managing software developed by Apple for it's computers. The program costs $199.00 and is not available for Windows. However, there are similar programs that one could buy to use for a computer with Windows.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe's Lightroom is very similar to aperture. It can be used on both Macs and PCs. The latest version costs $299. You can also download a trial version of Lightroom before deciding to purchase it. One of the best benefits of Adobe is that you can use Adobe Bridge to easily go back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, the hands down leader in photo editing. If you have Windows and want Aperture, then this is the next best thing.


If you want something similar to Aperture, but don't want to pay for it, then BlueMarine is for you. It's free to download.


Bibble5 is available for Windows, Macs and Linux. It is similiar to the other programs in that it can manage and edit photos. Bibble costs $199 to purchase. You may download the program directly from their site. You can also download a trial version of the software to see if it is for you before buying it.l


Comparable to all these programs is LightZone. It costs $99.95 to purchase, and you can download a trial version from their website.

Here are 4 programs similar to Aperture that vary in cost. The best thing to do is download the trial version, try it out, and purchase whichever version you like best. 

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