Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to 1 Open Loop)
I'm going to hear about It, I'm sure...
This is OFF the TOPIC of iPhoto vs Aperture vs Lightroom, but I can't see a good way to make this its own topic... Nor does it answer the OP's question.
Since the OP talked about a MacBook Air, what is an appropriate machine path & application (Aperture, Lightroom or iPhoto) for a photographer can be very much at issue. I cannot see iPhoto as a [longterm] plan. At some point you will want to move to something more robust. I've never found a great use for iPhoto in the way that I work, but that's just me.
Apple is famous for bringing manageable organization to disorganized, but well-intentioned users. Aperture looks really good to me from that respect.
Back to digression:
In my case, Apple had to open one of my computers, an iMac that had a video card problem. That's a rough analog to a laptop, I think.
To be efficient, since the charge to crack the case was already there - I asked to bump the video card to the next higher one available, to get max video RAM (mine was deadended & thus a special order anyway), but I was informed that this was against policy.
While I'd like to bump this to a newer machine with the next generation chipset, replacing the machine in question is not a good choice yet. Bumping to the best supported card & VRAM would have been a pleasanter experience.
(snipped) Sorry for going so far afield.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to CucaB)
Seems to me that anyone who intensely pursues a task or endeavor like this, but does not make a living at, or has never really made a living at it - is a hobbyist.
Or an artist. (Which may be roughly the same thing, but with more attitude). No matter how good they are at it.
IF its important to keep & track your work, if you ever care whether you see it again, Aperture seems like a good idea. How much you are willing to pay for it is the bigger question.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 12:31 AM (in response to CroMagnum)
It is worth it. I use Aperture (and Lightroom) extensively.
I've been blogging about the differences, pros and cons between Aperture and Lightrrom a whole bunch here.
This is what you'll get from Aperture or Lightroom that iPhoto can't do;
- allow area specific editing
- interface with PS seamlessly
- allow external HDD support
- have advanced slideshow functionality
- have large user groups making presets
- have cut and paste adjustments
- apply camera specific corrections
Differences between Aperture and Lightroom are minor.
- Aperture has better Apple app workflow
- Aperturet has photostream support
- Aperture works inside iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie etc...
- Aperture has more complete retina support (as of right now)
- Lightroom has minor video editing capability (some photo edits can apply to video, easing workflow)
- Lightroom works better with PS if you are doing HDR or timelapse
- Lightroom's cummintity support is better. You'll get more free presets etc...
- Lightroom has customizable brushes
- Lightrooms brushes are additive and you can control flow
- Lightroom can apply lens specific corrections
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:14 AM (in response to TreenM)
TreenM -- this thread you've resurrected is more than 90% of the way towards being a year old -- in other words, it's dead and gone, lifeless, defunct.
You have posted this same information about your blog on more than one thread. That's generally a no-no.
And you haven't used spell-check on your post, which I recommend to everyone as it makes our communication much less likely to be inadvertently mis-directed.