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Dec 28, 2013 15:39 |  #1

What is your opinion of Aperture? For a relative beginner?

I recently got a 6D, 24-105, and 70-200 2.8 IS II.

I'm a little bit lost when it comes to post processing, etc.

Would you recommend something else? I'm a long time Mac user.

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Dec 28, 2013 15:52 |  #2

Well it isNOT Lightroom.

I have both LR3 and Aperture. I'm lazy and I found Aperture easier to use. There are some features and adjustments that I really liked. And the price is right.. But I think Lightroom is a better product for instance noise reduction etc.


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Dec 28, 2013 17:45 |  #3

I guess maybe its best not to rush out and spend money on something else until I "outgrow" Aperture?




  
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Dec 28, 2013 17:52 |  #4

I wanted to like Aperture but Lightroom is truly a much better product. Apple has updated Aperture over the last few years but it still does not compare IMO.


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Dec 28, 2013 17:55 |  #5

DaveKosiba wrote in post #16560350 (external link)
I wanted to like Aperture but Lightroom is truly a much better product. Apple has updated Aperture over the last few years but it still does not compare IMO.

Could you be specific? Why is it better?




  
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Dec 28, 2013 18:08 |  #6

I think Aperture is much better, MUCH easier to use. Easier to deal with catalogs, exporting, printing, slideshows, quick fix adjustments. in my opinion the Lightroom catalog system is a mess, takes up too much disk space and is a pain to find your pictures. With Aperture you always have access to the original image at the click of a button, all of my plugins work with aperture, most don't work with lightroom.

I switched to Mac a few months ago, so it's still very new to me, but I find aperture much more user friendly than lightoom.


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Dec 28, 2013 18:48 as a reply to  @ ShotByTom's post |  #7

^^^ not to be argumentative. I believe it's like comparing Apples and Oranges ... pardon the pun. I agree what you said about the catalog.

When I was using LR I miss the :
- multiple adjustments on multiple files. I still haven't figured out how to do that on Aperture.
- I miss the web builder
- As I mentioned earlier. Noise Reduction is better.

On the other hand. On Aperture:
- I like the quick access to dodge & burn, Repair/Clone
- rating system. But that's similar to LR
- Some people don't like facial recog but sometimes I find it comes handy.
- I disabled photo stream because it slows the system down.

If you are budget oriented individual Aperture is good enough. With the money you save. Maybe think about adding PS Element.


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Dec 28, 2013 18:51 |  #8

I use both. I organize and do basic edits in Aperture, once I need to move beyond the basics I go to lightroom. Lightroom has much better noise reduction for sure.


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Dec 28, 2013 18:54 |  #9

I'll bite. :)

Why PS Elements?




  
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Dec 28, 2013 18:58 |  #10

napawino wrote in post #16560449 (external link)
I'll bite. :)

Why PS Elements?

For watermarking and compositing.


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Dec 28, 2013 19:06 |  #11

So many choices.




  
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Dec 28, 2013 19:41 |  #12

I was just fiddling around with GIMP. It looks like it has a pretty steep learning curve.




  
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Dec 28, 2013 19:50 |  #13

Canajun wrote in post #16560157 (external link)
Well it isNOT Lightroom.

I have both LR3 and Aperture. I'm lazy and I found Aperture easier to use. There are some features and adjustments that I really liked. And the price is right.. But I think Lightroom is a better product for instance noise reduction etc.

If you shoot in RAW, Aperture has great noise reduction, built in. Look in the RAW fine tuning controls.


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Dec 28, 2013 20:50 |  #14

napawino wrote in post #16560524 (external link)
I was just fiddling around with GIMP. It looks like it has a pretty steep learning curve.

I tried GIMP a long time ago and that's the conclusion that I came with as well. On the other hand you can find a lot of actions readily available in the net.

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If you shoot in RAW, Aperture has great noise reduction, built in. Look in the RAW fine tuning controls.

yes they do. I just think LR was better.

As I've mentioned before. I use Aperture, I'm just giving credit where credit is due.


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Dec 28, 2013 21:17 |  #15

I just downloaded PS Elements. It has an odd interface, IMO. I will tinker with it.

Adobe software has an annoying quality, no matter how good it might be. Its like they want a piece of you, even after you pay. :)




  
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