Photos for Mac needs Curves adjustment and more

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bobkeenan, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. bobkeenan macrumors member

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    I posted this on the apple community forum and Apple took it down. So I thought I would try it here:

    I just downloaded the beta of Photos for Mac. Its being advertised as something way better than iphoto but short of Aperture. I am a profession microstock photographer and Aperture is a great solution for that work. I have been using it for about 4 years.

    So I was excited to see what the new Photos program was like. Well... its like iPhoto to me. Its not even close to Aperture. One of the main tools I use a lot is a curves adjustment and there are no curves in Photos. There is a levels adjustment but I find it clumsy and confusing and levels adjustments are not as good as curves. Also missing is edge sharpening. They have a sharpeness adjustment but its not the same. I also did not see any burn and dodge tools.

    My hope is that Apple adds curves and some other functions. Otherwise I will stick with Aperture. And it Aperture ever gets buggy with future OS updates I guess it will be time to change to Light Room or other software.

    Come on Apple....... Your loyal customers are languishing here.

    BTW I have provided feedback on the Aperture and Beta feedback forms.

    Bottom line is that, in its present form, Photos cannot be used for professional photo work.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    BTW I have provided feedback on the Aperture and Beta feedback forms.


    Clearly Photos is not for you, its geared for the consumer who wants to shoot with his iPhone and upload it to Facebook and share it on the cloud.

    Editing tools in Aperture (and other apps) are geared for the more serious photographer. There's lots of things that are left out in Photos but those things are for the hobbyist/prosumer/professional


    It's not meant to be.
     
  3. Dunko27 macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps it's not meant to be, however Apple hasn't said what it wants its semi-pro (and above) customers to use.

    I love Aperture. It's the perfect solution for my level of photography and probably thousands of others. I really don't want to go to another app simply because Apple has gotten tired of Aperture and hasn't provided a suitable alternative for their own product.

    Aperture will die a long, lingering death. Sooner or later it won't pass a system upgrade. If there is an app that is the equivalent of Aperture in the wings, let us know. If it is intended to develop Photos to the point where Aperture users will be happy to change over, let us know.
     
  4. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Yes they have...they have they will facilitate your move to Lightroom. What more information do you need?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple is not providing a product for the semi-pro and so everyone who wants more ability then what photos has to offer realizes this and has moved on to Lighroom or another similar product.
     
  6. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Geez, there's been alternatives to Aperture since virtually the start. People have been arguing about arguably better solutions for years and years. And Apple's neglect of Aperture has also been evident for years.

    Apple has left that market, and no amount of dreaming, hoping, posting or feedbacking is likely to change that in the next years.

    Apple provides great hardware and system software and encourages developers to provide tools to use on it, and those developers have provided great tools. It's up to you to choose among those alternatives. Time to move on.
     
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Well said!
     

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