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Beppe Grillo

« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 05:51 »
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I don't care a lot about Aperture in fact.
I have always thought that Apple should make machines and OS, stop.

But it is bad because this will reinforce Adobe's monopoly, and it is not so good for the final users.
Aperture was a good competitor I think, even if running only under Mac Os X.

Now the only valid competitors seem to be DxO, and CaptureOne with an interesting last version, but still not at the level of LR for the library management.


« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 09:58 »
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I never used either products but I agree that the concept of Adobe having an even bigger stranglehold on photographers  does not make me fell all warm and fuzzy. I like Lightroom and I use it as a primary tool for post but I would like to have other options available to me. Realizing that there are a few products out there that are competitors, none are in close competition like Aperture was. Sad really.

« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 10:07 »
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I wont miss either program.  I prefer Graphic Convertor for image browsing and management. 

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 10:35 »
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I never used either products but I agree that the concept of Adobe having an even bigger stranglehold on photographers  does not make me fell all warm and fuzzy. I like Lightroom and I use it as a primary tool for post but I would like to have other options available to me. Realizing that there are a few products out there that are competitors, none are in close competition like Aperture was. Sad really.

As a heavy user of Lightroom, from the beginning, I have been very surprised by the results that I have got with CaptureOne 7.2 after only few minutes of use.
I just can imagine what I could get with this program if I would know to use it well (!)

Under some aspects I have found it even better than LR: better management of highlights, better denoise, excellent management of colors (with a completely different approach than LR), dedicated instrument for skin tone, tethering with live view and control of the main parameters of the camera from the software
You have a catalog manager/library too, but not so efficient than the Lightroom one, but I hope that they will improve it in the futur upgrades.
So, IMHO, a software maybe not to use if like me you are satisfied by Lightroom, but to absolutely try, even if it is only to know what is one of the stronger Lightroom's competitor.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 10:37 by Beppe Grillo »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 11:03 »
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Interesting I think:
http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2014/6/27/aperture-dead-long-live-photos


And I have read somewhere that Apple is working with Adobe to allow a migration from Aperture to Lightroom (I am not sure it is true)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 11:05 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 23:31 »
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interesting to know.. don't know about captureone before. Anyone knows good raw editing softwares other than lightroom? i know there is 'bibble' which is free? but I think it is also got out of the market.


I never used either products but I agree that the concept of Adobe having an even bigger stranglehold on photographers  does not make me fell all warm and fuzzy. I like Lightroom and I use it as a primary tool for post but I would like to have other options available to me. Realizing that there are a few products out there that are competitors, none are in close competition like Aperture was. Sad really.

As a heavy user of Lightroom, from the beginning, I have been very surprised by the results that I have got with CaptureOne 7.2 after only few minutes of use.
I just can imagine what I could get with this program if I would know to use it well (!)

Under some aspects I have found it even better than LR: better management of highlights, better denoise, excellent management of colors (with a completely different approach than LR), dedicated instrument for skin tone, tethering with live view and control of the main parameters of the camera from the software
You have a catalog manager/library too, but not so efficient than the Lightroom one, but I hope that they will improve it in the futur upgrades.
So, IMHO, a software maybe not to use if like me you are satisfied by Lightroom, but to absolutely try, even if it is only to know what is one of the stronger Lightroom's competitor.

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 12:12 »
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interesting to know.. don't know about captureone before. Anyone knows good raw editing softwares other than lightroom? i know there is 'bibble' which is free? but I think it is also got out of the market.


I never used either products but I agree that the concept of Adobe having an even bigger stranglehold on photographers  does not make me fell all warm and fuzzy. I like Lightroom and I use it as a primary tool for post but I would like to have other options available to me. Realizing that there are a few products out there that are competitors, none are in close competition like Aperture was. Sad really.

As a heavy user of Lightroom, from the beginning, I have been very surprised by the results that I have got with CaptureOne 7.2 after only few minutes of use.
I just can imagine what I could get with this program if I would know to use it well (!)

Under some aspects I have found it even better than LR: better management of highlights, better denoise, excellent management of colors (with a completely different approach than LR), dedicated instrument for skin tone, tethering with live view and control of the main parameters of the camera from the software
You have a catalog manager/library too, but not so efficient than the Lightroom one, but I hope that they will improve it in the futur upgrades.
So, IMHO, a software maybe not to use if like me you are satisfied by Lightroom, but to absolutely try, even if it is only to know what is one of the stronger Lightroom's competitor.

Bibble is now defunct; it became Corel's AfterShot Pro (now v2). Currently, this costs 60 GBP and is cross-platform; it is even available for Linux.

Apple aren't helping users with the transition to LR; it was initially reported that this was the case but later this assertion was withdrawn.

Adobe, however, are going to increase support to encourage Aperture users to migrate.

Many commentators believe that Apple's plans are not as catastrophic for pro photographers as first appears. I'm just fed up of the uncertainty and the games that Apple play. Why not just come out with it and say exactly what their plans for the Photos.app are and what it's going to be capable of?


 

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