Why Aperture 2 works for me…very often I get asked why I am using Aperture and not Lightroom…very simple, it started with my Book: Journey Through Color & Time in 2006 and my affair with Aperture 1.0 begun.
Pound for pound & click for click...
(posted by Micah Walter on Yesterday, 02:03 PM)
I spent some time today catching up on some Lightroom reading.
Now to my two cents worth... WHY do I use Aperture? Adobe (Photoshop,Lightroom, In-Design plus many others) produces some awesome and great software but remember we need to create these images first before we use them…but now you might asked why I am always full of praise when it comes to Aperture…? Well I have some very simple answers and after that no more comparison, in the end it is your choice; I can only speak for myself and share my experience with you.
1. I am using a Mac; I guess it is the logical choice to use Aperture.
2. Integration, integration and more integration…this is a very big part for me why I am using Aperture, read some of the blogs and you understand why.
3. But here is the real reason why I am using and fell in Love with Aperture… when I produced my Book Journey Through Color and Time
in 2006, only Aperture was available (it was just released) and using Photoshop would have taken way to long for the short deadline I had. Sorting through more than 10,000 images from more than 24 countries taken over 30 years, plus adding the last chapter from Tibet, another 5000 plus images, mixing scanned and digital images, from high jpg, tiff to Raw. Not an easy task producing a hard cover Book with some 360 pages, matching the images for their color and theme.
I truly believe that “Journey Through Color & Time” was the very first international book where Aperture not only played a major role but
also made it possible to produce it in such a short time.
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The Book Journey Through Color & Time
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All I had was Aperture 1.0 loaded into my Machine and jumped in the cold water. There was very little info in those days on Aperture. Now we have a brand NEW Aperture 2.1.1 more capabilities, faster more integrated etc., etc…
a fantastic evolution in just 2 years plus.
Lightroom was not even around then…and maybe this is the answer to the question why I am full of praise when it comes to Aperture.
What I am trying to say is…and I have said this many times before get to know one software well. YOUR images are not created in the Computer; we only use the software and the Computer, as the digital darkrooms don’t ever forget this.
The images in my Book have not been altered, that is why I fell in LOVE with Aperture in the first place, (in those days; no dodge, burn, repair and clone, etc.) Aperture 1.0 filled the gap in today’s digital Photography and if you ask me about all those Plug Ins… Well, I commented on that already and I have to admit I cant comment on Lightroom anyway…
but why should I… I fell in LOVE with Aperture since day one for all the reason explained above, but most of all I am happy with one software, got to know it well, so why should I waste my time and mess around with something else…
I am a Photographer and Aperture just works for me.