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Thread started 13 Jul 2009 (Monday) 08:50
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Jul 13, 2009 08:50 |  #1

I just purchased my first Mac and I am wondering which photo editing software is best.

Photoshop CS4 or Aperture?


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Jul 13, 2009 08:55 |  #2

They do different tasks. Aperture is designed to be a photo library, while Photoshop is pixel-level editing. If you need to work with layers, Photoshop is the way to go. If you need more basic editing functionality, Aperture or Lightroom are good choices.


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Jul 13, 2009 10:08 |  #3

low note lee wrote in post #8271484 (external link)
They do different tasks. Aperture is designed to be a photo library, while Photoshop is pixel-level editing. If you need to work with layers, Photoshop is the way to go. If you need more basic editing functionality, Aperture or Lightroom are good choices.

I agree. For most users either Aperture or Lightroom is all you need. Serious users will generally have either Lightroom or Aperture in conjunction with Photoshop. They'll do their cataloging and the bulk of their post-processing within Aperture or Lightroom and then send the heavy lifting stuff out to Photoshop.




  
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Jul 13, 2009 11:08 |  #4

Yes.

ie: whatever RAW converter you chose, you should also invest in Photoshop to go with it.
Or you can work with Photoshop's built in ACR converter alone.


So if you get only one, start with PSCS.


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Jul 13, 2009 11:43 |  #5

... Or Photoshop Elements.


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Jul 13, 2009 14:12 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #6

I use Lightroom and photoshop, you cannot go wrong with the workfloww this creates for you.


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Jul 13, 2009 16:26 |  #7

Thanks for all the tips so far. Can never get enough information!


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Jul 13, 2009 17:36 |  #8

I am on a Mac with PSE and Lightroom....Works a treat for me..


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Jul 13, 2009 19:23 |  #9

I'm on a Mac and its Aperture for 99% and CS3 for 1%.


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Jul 14, 2009 02:57 |  #10

Photoshop w/ Bridge ACR is a nice set-up & will do anything you pretty much want. If you go that route, this is a great book (external link) to get the most out of ACR.




  
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Jul 14, 2009 03:52 |  #11

rooeey wrote in post #8274223 (external link)
I am on a Mac with PSE and Lightroom....Works a treat for me..

Same here. LR for cataloguing and most of my editing, PSE when needed for pixel-level editing. Since I started using LR, I find myself using PSE less and less.


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Jul 14, 2009 07:24 |  #12

Thanks again for all the suggestions.


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Jul 15, 2009 01:27 |  #13

Veemac wrote in post #8276676 (external link)
Same here. LR for cataloguing and most of my editing, PSE when needed for pixel-level editing. Since I started using LR, I find myself using PSE less and less.

Exactly what i found veemac...

I posted a pole on this many moons ago and the popular opinion was that LR reduced a significant amount of the PP required by PS or PSE....


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