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iPhoto replacement - Aperture vs. Lightroom


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I hope Photos turns out to be great. App competition helps fuel innovation and lower cost for consumers. Which is why I was actually sadden to hear Aperture being X'd..


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I think Photos will be great for the audience that Apple seems to be targeting.
It just seems that the pro and enthusiast photographer have been slowly abandoned by Apple.
The Photo platform may be so different that by adding plug-ins etc all levels will be accommodated. We shall see.
What concerns me most is that over the last ~two years and over the next 12-18 months many hard core Aperture users have/will drift away and find Lr (or whatever) acceptable and the community of support for Aperture will also fade away. Many blogs and Preset gurus are already closing down. Will they come back, that is the gamble that Apple is willing to take. But these supporters are in many ways the people that drive innovation.
The Lr community is large, helpful and full of support/blogs/presets for the high end user. Once someone moves over, the inconveniences fade away and Apple may not get that person back. The critical mass for Apple shrinks and they may just slowly ignore the pros.
You are right, competition fuels innovation; after all Aperture fueled the creation of Lightroom.
Anyway, I am enjoying the challenge of learning Lr.
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I use Lightroom and have for years. I love being able to batch my photos for sizing and watermarking. I use it in conjunction with Photoshop. I also use iPhoto for things, but, not as much as the other two programs.

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I am using Photoshop Elements on a 2009 Macbook Pro with a 500GB SSD and archival storage on an external SSB drive - about 350GB of pictures. It works very well, it is fast and it does just about everything I need it to do.
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If I had a DAM with the File structure of Aperture and the developing features of LR, then I would have the perfect DAM IMO. . . . . The way LR uses their files/folders is just down right BAD, and there is no continuity to it, no logical way of sorting, its a abomination . . . I loved the way I could find any image I wanted within seconds in Aperture . . . . From the screen shot I have seen of Photos, then I think we are going to be pleasantly surprised with what it has to offer. Heck even iPhoto on iOS had a lot of great feature and all of them where in Aperture.
I don't know how you are using Lightroom, but I have over 39,000 images in Lightroom and I can find anything I want within a very short time with just a few key strokes!!!
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I don't know how you are using Lightroom, but I have over 39,000 images in Lightroom and I can find anything I want within a very short time with just a few key strokes!!!
Yea, I prob need to do a video tutorial on that to help a few folks out. I keep about 15k on my system at any given time. I really hope my new WD MyBook drives come in this week, I can't do any time-lapse's or much other shooting until I get more space..


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Anyone wanting to move from Aperture to LR in the coming months, and is wondering how they are going to move 10/20/30k of images, then I have the solution for you.
Have a read of this article about a App in the Mac App Store called Aperture Exporter. Article

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Your original files, whether they are RAW or Jpeg will be exported and organized within a folder along with the metadata (ready to be imported into Lightroom). You also have the option of moving “baked versions” of images that you’ve edited. I’ve selected Jpeg for that format, but you can choose Tiffs instead.
Aperture Exporter ~ MAS Link within

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>> . . . . . iPhoto will be replaced by a new program called Photos . . . <<

Finally, the iNonsense may be coming to an iWelcome iEnd. iAbout iTime.
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What with Apple Pay and Apple Watch, you might just be iRight John F.
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