Apple Offering 30-Minute One-on-One Phone Lessons on Editing Images With Photos App


reikivek81

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I tried it out of curiosity. It was free, we spent the full 30 minutes screen sharing and I was shown some advanced editing options I've not used/understood before. I took a photo of my wife as a child in the 80's and was able to make it look as though it was just taken (getting rid of coloration damages). We took photo of icebergs I took in Iceland and amazingly made it look better than I thought was possible. In my opinion this program is well worth it and a great way of keeping folks in the ecosystem.
 
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Glassed Silver

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Whoohoo. :rolleyes: Still using Aperture. Hopelessly hoping Photos gets a pro update to match the simplicity and power Aperture had (has).
It's 2018 and there STILL isn't a good alternative to Aperture, let alone a good way to migrate from Aperture to something that tries to be at least on par with Aperture's main selling point: the DAM part.

At this point, I'd be mighty fine with a good DAM that has all Aperture DAM features and be sent to a separate application like Affinity Photo anytime I want to make an edit if the handoff is smooth and the pair of RAW and PSD (for example) is presented as one image in the overview.

I want stacks, tags, folders, albums, books, slideshows, geotagging and the map, contacts/faces, smart albums, great filters and search, maybe even visual search by similarity and object recognition...

This is one thing I will never forget, Apple. Dropping Aperture and "replacing" it with this barebones application you call Photos is a disgrace.

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Imatwin6

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Whoohoo. :rolleyes: Still using Aperture. Hopelessly hoping Photos gets a pro update to match the simplicity and power Aperture had (has).
I am still using Aperture but is asks me to run a repair almost every day... I feel like my days are limited and that one day it will crash and ALL my photos and client's albums will be gone. Is yours still running well? Any tips to keep it running smoothly? I have called Apple Support several times telling them to bring back Aperture!
 

neonart

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I am still using Aperture but is asks me to run a repair almost every day... I feel like my days are limited and that one day it will crash and ALL my photos and client's albums will be gone. Is yours still running well? Any tips to keep it running smoothly? I have called Apple Support several times telling them to bring back Aperture!
Yes, mine still runs just fine. Occasionally I get the "repair" thing. But it's very rare. I just updated to High Sierra on sept 2018 in fear that it would be a problem, but it's been fine. I will wait on Mojave as well. There are a few options for repair and rebuild of the database, you may want to look into it. What OS are you on? What machine?

I actually have a full version of Lightroom, but I just don't like the way it works, so I've never made the switch. And with Adobe going to renting software, it's just a matter of time that will be gone too. It appears some people have finally said Apple Photos is getting really close to Aperture, and who knows, if Affinity Photo is given Digital Asset Management, we will have something there.
 

David0518

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Sep 4, 2018
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This is interesting news. I just hope they give some actual advanced help with the Photos App. The photos app extension I use (Motif) offers their own helpful tips and have cooler editing tools. I can't wait until they're on iOS on top of macOS so I can just edit and do projects on my phone.