I have been sent a link where Adobe says that Lightroom will not be subscription based. Of course that could change, but if you use Lightroom rather than Photoshop CS, theoretically nothing should change for the immediate future .. until later I guess. Apparently Photoshop Elements also will not be subscription based. That may not be appealing to all
0 · May 16
Some particularly good articles on Aperture v LR
-- Speed on Import http://aperturevslightroom.com/...
-- Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom and Aperture http://aperturevslightroom.com/..., especially:
"The last major release of Aperture was in 2010, but it’s had 20 free updates since then and it appears that development continues with new, minor releases. Per Apple policy, we have no idea when the next major revision will appear.
Adobe released Lightroom 3 in October 2009 and Lightroom 4 in January 2012. Lightroom 5 appears headed for a June 2013 release. If you exclude betas and release candidates (which are not expected for use as production products), Lightroom had 10 updates in roughly the same period of time, with LR4 being a paid update."
0 · May 15
Some sites with Aperture tutorials, comparisons, reviews, hints, etc. that I have found useful (not in order of usefulness):
-- Lynda http://www.lynda.com/Aperture-t...
-- Derrick Story http://thedigitalstory.com/aper...
Anyone know of any others that are useful?
0 · May 15
I am completely unable to attend (I'll be lucky to fit in some sleep in the next month), but I would appreciate a synopsis of some sort, posted somewhere....?
I'm especially wondering if an existing copy on my machine can simply be used as long as I never connect to Adobe Updater...?
0 · May 13
Adobe's actions are a photographers worst nightmare. Raw images are our precious assets. It is vital that we continue to have the ability to get at these assets without being held hostage by monthly payments. The issue is not a subscription, it is the right of ownership of the software so that we can continue to access our files.
0 · May 8
Aperture isn't a replacement for Photoshop, but it is a strong competitor to Lightroom.
Aperture is much faster at downloading than LR or even PhotoMechanic.
As in many commercial competitors, the contestants have similar abilities. LR and Aperture pretty much match each other feature for feature with LR having a few nice things that Aperture does not. But in my experience, Aperture is my preferred tool: Faster, better at organizing/sorting large numbers of photos, much better mapping, fewer corrupted libraries, more frequent updates, etc..
Both are good tool, both are being frequently improved (LR ~10 updates in past few years, Aperture ~20 smaller updates), but one is faster and has a cleaner UI.
I like Aperture much more than LR, you may also.
2 · May 9