Photos - Features for Raw/Local+iCloud

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tarjan, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. tarjan macrumors regular

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    I know I'm just shooting in the dark here, but has anyone heard anything about photos getting better support for those who were slightly more advanced in their use of aperture, but didn't really need LR or the other packages out there?

    Right now I continue to use aperture for my shoots with m4/3 because it has a loupe and proper exposure, colors and white balancing. Not talking about anything extravagant here, but what is the basic minimum (imo) to compliment underwater fun photos. Trying to this in photos is.. not fun.

    Of course I also have a family and we all have iPhones. Thousands of fun shots get thrown into iCloud and photos.

    So now I have two separate systems. One is aperture with a TB or so of photos that I have to access from one system (and only that one system) via relocated masters on a file server, where the photos are housed in a mirrored array that is backed up. That way I can get images off my camera in the field to my laptop, edit and relocate when I return. Without losing anything. Of course it means my laptop is the only place to do editing....

    Photos would be great, but it lacks the features listed above, plus (to my knowledge) it still doesn't support split storage. It does allow for a single import, but that doesn't help in the future. I am 100% sure I would need to continue to have split storage requirements where I would have x gb online and a tb or so offline.
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    I fear not. I mean you can't even do side by side comparisons, virtual copies, and lots of other stuff. If you spend some money you can add some editing tools, but the basic organization seems rather set.

    Perhaps just use Photos as a source for essentially published, gallery-type presentation photos. And continue to use Aperture for everything else until you replace it. If not Lr or Capture One or others, take a look at Mylio. It might be a sort of mamma-bear middle ground, and it is the best for synching across devices bar none IMHO.
     
  3. tarjan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems nuts to me. Apple has clawed tooth and nail to the top of the heap by creating an indispensable combined workspace through their various devices. This, among a few other things, has me contemplating jumping ship and looking at other solutions. I would believe others are doing the same.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    When Apple pulled the plug on Aperture......that was a warning shot over the bow. Serious photographers long since left and headed to Capture 1 Pro, Lightroom, or other serious photo DAM with editing capabilities. Leave Photos for the IOS snapshot set.
     
  5. v3rlon macrumors 6502

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    With photos, zooming in is comand+ (same as photoshop). Not the same as loupe, but workable.
    Exposure, color, and white balance are available in the "adjust" section after edit. To get the control you seek, click the "add" button to enable more enhanced editing. If still not satisfied, Machpun or DXO can improve your options.

    Multiple libraries work much like iTunes (hold down option while starting).
     
  6. MrGIS macrumors regular

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    Agreed, tools for exposure, levels, white balance as examples are the same as Aperture.

    I've found that once I accepted that Aperture was effectively dead and finally committed to giving Photos a fair shake, I realized it offers what I need in terms of a image catalog and organizer. The out of the box editing tools are indeed limited, but the use of plugins, particularly those from Macphun really do turn Photos into a viable option for the average weekend shooter (in my opinion).
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    Agreed, tools for exposure, levels, white balance as examples are the same as Aperture.

    I've found that once I accepted that Aperture was effectively dead and finally committed to giving Photos a fair shake, I realized it offers what I need in terms of a image catalog and organizer. The out of the box editing tools are indeed limited, but the use of plugins, particularly those from Macphun really do turn Photos into a viable option for the average weekend shooter (in my opinion).
     

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