Having worked for Apple for 5 years I got a free copy of Apple's Aperture. So I figured I'd use it for all of my photo edits since it was free. but I notice no one here uses Aperture. I'd love to know the reasons why.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:21 AM
Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:11 PM
I too am an Aperture user (have been since v2) and although it might not have all the "bells and whistles" of Lightroom with an interface that is decidedly old fashioned, in operation I have found it just about equal in most respects. When used in conjunction with plug-ins such as Photosuite 8 and NIK software its hard to beat and its importation and file organisation is second to none. Sure, the addition of lens correction and a few other bits and pieces would be nice but having downloaded and played with LR5 trial version, I think I will stick with Aperture and wait patiently for Apple to release a major update. I believe that Klaus is right, most Aperture users tend to gather around specific websites, absorbing as much info as they can......waiting for that update.
Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:48 AM
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:28 AM
I was an Aperture user, and was very happy of it... I had tried LR, but I was always coming back to Aperture. Unfortunately, when I heard that Apple would discontinue Aperture and make a common product somewhere between Aperture and iPhoto as a replacer, I had to take a decision. Either I kept Aperture and switch to the new Photos app, or I went to LR.
The first solution, even though I thought about it, refrained me. I was using iPhoto when I started with my mac. But I became to quickly to limited in what I could do with my pictures. Therefore I went to Aperture. But if I had to take a step back and cut me from retouching options, then I would prefer make the switch over to LR, which I did.
The only reason for me why I got away from Aperture was the fact Apple stopped it. They stopped providing people with support. And the reason why Aperture existed is for the at least hobbyist in photography. I don't want a quick classify and post on twitter and Facebook, I want serious control over my RAW files. Apple removed that option for me, and I went to LR. Now that I'm used to LR, and that the Photos app has been released, I don't regret my choice switching over to LR.
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