Thursday, June 26, 2008

What about Aperture?

"Apple's Aperture is so cool .. who needs Photoshop?"

So began a recent e-mail. Without getting into too much detail about how I responded to the e-mail, let me just say this:
  • If you like working with layers, you won't like Aperture - it doesn't support them.
  • If you like working with Smart Objects, you won't like Aperture - it doesn't have them.
  • If you don't have a Mac, you can't use Aperture.
In other words, if you like working with images in a non-destructive (forensic/government) workflow ... you won't like Aperture. Some people like it vs. Lightroom. I'm really not one of them, though I wish Adobe's products would handle metadata like Aperture.

If you want a decent look at Lightroom vs. Aperture, check out Inside Aperture.

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