I feel the need to update my earlier post on Aperture to admit that I finally caved and purchased Lightroom 5.
Aperture’s future is uncertain, at least to me. It hasn’t been updated for a long time and I’m getting antsy. And working in Aperture is simply slower than working in Lightroom.
I don’t take back anything I said earlier about Aperture’s excellences. Some things about Lightroom 5 still drive me crazy (like its idiosyncratic approach to image control while cropping), or disappoint me (its book-design tool isn’t nearly as good as Aperture’s). And I haven’t given up on Aperture, not yet. But I’m back to using Lightroom as my main photo management tool, and for doing the lion’s share of my quick editing. I’ll still turn to Aperture (or Photo Ninja, or Nik) to process photos that I think will benefit from it.
Apple, please get your act together and give us an upgrade for Aperture!
|Clydesdale and owner. Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and processed in Lightroom 5 and Google/Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.|