I’ve been going through a little struggle over which software I’m going to settle in on to manage, edit, and deliver my images. I have been using Lightroom for the past 3 years and I’ve been playing around with Apple’s Aperture 3 for a few weeks now. Both are equally impressive and I enjoy using each of them.
They both have strong and weak points, but Lightroom 3 Beat 2 is still that – BETA. Who knows where Adobe will be with the application once the dust settles from the arrival of Aperture 3. Right now, Aperture 3 has a leg up on LR3 because you can edit video in Aperture. Lightroom 3 will import and organize it, but you can’t natively view it or edit it – a huge issue considering the HD DSLR revolution that is ongoing.
LR3 brings about a familiar interface, familiar keyboard commands, and it’s tailored to my current workflow. Aperture 3 is not. There are a few things that may push me to one side – and it’s looking like it will be Lightroom 3. Once I’ve made my final decision I will post my reasons why along with the differences that I notice most between the two applications. Until then, let my personal struggle continue. 🙂
Napa, CA Workshop – May 30-31, 2010
As a quick side note, I’m going to be teaching a portrait photography workshop in Napa, California on May 30-31, 2010. If you live up that way or just would like to come out for the workshop, you can get all the details on my workshop website and hopefully I will see you there.
I hope everyone has a great week and had a Happy Easter weekend!