Tag Archives: Lightroom 4 vs. Aperture 3

Aperture 4 – A Wish List from a Photographer

Aperture 4 needs to bring it home. Lightroom is winning more and more converts as Aperture loses the community it needs. This is happening for 4 basic reasons: Users perceive an advantage for Lightroom for Photoshop centric workflow and/or RAW processing Less advanced brush controls and sharing Smaller community and third-party development Apple’s perceived movement away from […]

Lightroom vs Aperture – All their features compared

Ever wonder what all the differences are between Lightroom 4 and Aperture 3? This article lists all the major differences and explains why you care. The differences between the two are so small, that in the end you should choose one over the other based on personal preference. (With this announcement this comparison seems a […]

Deciding on a the “RAW” Colorspace for Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 vs. Aperture 3

You’re concerned your choice of Post Processing software will affect your final product’s colors. You want to protect you RAW files from the evils and unknowns of color space choices. Bottom line up front Don’t choose between Lightroom or Aperture based on how they handle you’re image’s color. If getting the print’s color the way […]

7 Steps to Switching from Aperture to Lightroom

7 Steps to Switching from Aperture to Lightroom 1. Understand Catalogs Think Card Catalog at the library. It doesn’t have books in it. It just keeps track of where they are and what the books have in them. It also knows any changes you make. It’s most like your Aperture Library except it can’t hold […]

Lightroom 4.3 vs. Aperture 3 ; 5 Reasons I’m switching to Lightroom

Lightroom 4.3 Retina, Here at last… Retina Support Improving my Video workflow Please see this post explaining why Retina support was a hold out for me for my video workflow. As always, clicking on my screen captures shows the full res version to see my actual Retina pixels, 1800 x 2880. If you zoom in […]

Lightroom 4 and ACR vs. Aperture 3 for Photo Editing; 3 Reasons to Choose Lightroom and Why I Didn’t

A toe to toe match between ACR  Lightroom 4 and Aperture 3 Bottom Line Up Front Lightroom 4 and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) have exceeded Aperture on every level I care about and would drastically improve my editing workflow except in Retina support. If you have a high ppi display AKA Retina then go with […]

Lightroom 4 vs. Aperture 3 for Video; Pros and Cons

Bottom Line Up Front If your workflow includes a video editing program (Avid, Premiere Pro or FCP) then shifting from Aperture 3 to Lightroom 4 for what LR can do with video gives NO benefit. If you have a Retina Display then for the time being I think it’s actually worse as a video management […]