/"\/oo\/"\;17347176 said:Your vendetta against Aperture...continues.
Whereabouts did you dig up logic that dictates photography software be introduced during the keynote for a conference focused on developers? Or did you just have a reminder setup in your calendar to refresh your vendetta?
Besides, wouldn't Aperture be a "developer" product?
If there's no announcement during the event, I think you guys can finally write off Aperture as abandonware. Sure you can keep using it, but LR will have more features out of the box.
New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications. Support for AVCHD video has been added. Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import. Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data. A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel. White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance. Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing. Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture. A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view. New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser. Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list. Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata." Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects. Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default. Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard. The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots. Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons. Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability.
Why don't you give it a rest? Did Aperture personally offend you or something? There are plenty of reasons to use Lightroom over Aperture, and certainly you seem to be happier with it. We get it. But please stop trolling the forums.If there's no announcement during the event, I think you guys can finally write off Aperture as abandonware. Sure you can keep using it, but LR will have more features out of the box.
Considering that Apple continues to provide camera RAW updates, has provided regular dot updates that address bugs and add features, and has been adding software engineers to the Aperture, iLife and iWork teams, Aperture isn't abandonware.
As to LR having more features out of the box, the Develop module is excellent. Beyond that, LR has no iCloud integration, it's e-mail feature is convoluted, FB and Twitter support pale in comparison to Aperture, and it only has one book publisher (who's quality is questionable).
Abandonware? Then how come there's an update today?
What's New in Version 3.4.5
- Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when deleting items from a camera or memory card after import
- Memory cards are now ejected correctly when using the Delete Items option after import
- Includes stability improvements
I think you guys can finally write off Aperture as abandonware.
I think you guys seriously confuse software suppport vs an upgrade.
Abandonware is a product, typically a software, ignored by its owner and manufacturer, and for which no product support is available. It is differentiated from a discontinued product because the manufacturer has not issued an official notice of discontinuance, instead, the manufacturer is simply ignoring the product. Although such software is usually still under copyright, the owner may not be tracking or enforcing copyright violations.
Great, thanks! I'm a fan of PTLens and find the results at least as good, and often better, than LR for what I do.I think you guys seriously confuse software suppport vs an upgrade.
Tell me, how are those camera/lens profile corrections working for you?
RAW is not bad. Not bad at all, actually. I use C1 for anything that is too tough, or, to be fair, ACR (for all my talk ).How's that new RAW processing engine working out?
When you edit a photo with a plugin, Aperture renders all settings to a tiff file that is then forwarded to the plugin. That's what I meant.I use both the Nik and OnOne plug-in suites; to my way of thinking, neither are destructive in that both generate another version of the image being edited.