So I’ve been using Apple’s Aperture photo management and editing application since just after I got an SLR in 2007. So it was with great sadness I learned last year that it would be going away and replaced with Photos (along with iPhoto).
So I need to find another photo management & editing product or just give in and use the new Photos for everything. Which I don’t really want to do as I very much like the power of Aperture to make the most of photos shoot in RAW.
So some first thoughts based on photos I took today on my Canon EOS-M:
- It’s very grey, layout is not as slick (i.e. large & cluttered) as Aperture.
- Flagging and rating being different things is likely to be more powerful, but confusing for now.
- Folders and collections look like they will take a little mastering.
- Had to do a Google search to figure out how to upload to Flickr.
- Making adjustments was rather different from Aperture. Which will take some getting used too.
The results can be found here, this is going to take some getting used too and concerned what will happen to all the images I’ve got in Aperture in the long run.
Well it’s been ages since I picked up a camera, yesterday we visited the Modelrail Scotland 2012 Exhibition at the SECC in Glasgow and lots of fun (flickr set). Life has been busy, but hopefully more photos (and uploaded) will be taken this year than last and hopefully I’ll be back here more often this year…
Last weekend we headed down to the local fireworks display and watched from the other side of the river with some friends. Not really that happy with any of the photos, but they do look kind of pretty if you don’t look too closely.
One of these years I’ll give it a proper attempt the the dSLR instead of the aging Canon G10.