On1 free software promotion, Perfect Browse 9.5

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Attonine, May 12, 2015.

  1. Attonine macrumors 6502a

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    I find Browse makes a good beginning to my workflow. I use it to quickly cull raw files and then import the keepers into LR. My import presets in LR use a Develop preset, modify the Metadata, and generate standard previews. Since I have already seen and approved the images in Browse, I don't have to sit anxiously to wait for LR to finish an import to have an idea how the images look. And I have not wasted time or storage space of the non-keepers.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    This is one thing I will miss with Aperture. In Aperture I can see all the images before I import them. I select only the ones I want. And it let's me edit a RAW file as soon as it loads. I don't have to wait for all of them to load before I can start working on the first ones. I'll likely keep Aperture for at least one more year.
     
  4. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Maybe this can fill the gap left by Extensis Portfolio, their having stopped updates for their general consumer version of cataloging software.
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Apple already signed the Death Certificate for Aperture. The wake and funeral have been held. Don't wait for the anastasis. Move on.....Apple did. ;)
     
  6. Attonine thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But Aperture is still working exactly the same as it has done for the past.....however long. There's no emergency to update NOW!!!! It is supported through Yosemite, so those still on Aperture still have time before either an OS update, hardware purchase etc force them to make the leap.
     
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but the whole point of this thread is that Perfect Browse is currently free, so grab it as a Plan B now, just in case. Committing more stuff to Aperture just means more work down the line.

    And it doesn't make sense to compare this to Aperture and say that it doesn't give you an import view as Aperture did; Perfect Browse BROWSES, it doesn't import. What you see is what you get; in fact, it's better at showing what Aperture shows in the Import view since you see more info and can do more with that view. In Aperture you have to wait until it imports; meanwhile, in Perfect Browser you're already adding metadata or sending a file to an editor. That's the point of a browser vs a PIE like Aperture (although the PIE's do have some advantages obviously).
     
  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Aperture will contnue to work for at least a year. There is no rush. With luck LR will be a better product next year. This year I can try out some other work flows and then switch in 2016.

    Apple seems to be giving up it's photographer customers. If they continue there will be little reason to stay with Apple. We will know more in a year.
     
  9. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    "Seems"? There should be bluntly obvious. They say goodbye to Aperture and introduce Photos. If that combo does not tell you Apple is focused on the high volume amateur snapshooters. I don't know what else they could have done. Apple is still in to photography, just not advanced photography.

    Of course it is your choice when to move on from Aperture. At least start to learn the free Browse as front end to Aperture and then you are better prepared to move on to LR or another DAM that does plugins.
     
  10. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure I get what you're saying. The purpose of this app is similar to Photo Mechanic. A front-end to Aperture or Lightroom. Certainly not a replacement. With its Import to Aperture or LR function, it is committing more "stuff" to Aperture.

    I'm a Photo a Mechanic user, as a front end to Aperture. But I might switch over to Perfect Browse. It's a friendlier interface, as quick, if not quicker and pretty much does what I need.

    Where I find it lacking is no compare view. If On One is going to pitch a front-end, they should realize people probably want to compare some shots, side by side, perhaps at a pixel level before import. Perhaps I'm an anomaly. If people tend to keep every shot they take, an app like this makes no sense. I tend to cull 75% of my shots before import and PB or PM are valuable tools.

    Just read your Pre-LR topic. Understood.
     
  11. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I like Browse, now that Portfolio has bit the dust. Free? What's not to like? I've regained some functionality that was lost when Portfolio tanked under Yosemite.
     

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