Apple’s Aperture or Adobe’s Lightroom?
The age-old question in this digital times is–which post-production tool should you submit your raw files to? Apple’s Aperture or Adobe’s Lightroom?
To help you think things through, consider the following (and click on the respective links to read the full-length reviews of each).
For pros who just want to get work done, Aperture 3’s improved interface, flawless curve adjustment, multiple maskable edits, and 64-bit update are more than enough reason to upgrade. Add the metadata improvements and the high-ISO RAW conversion, and you have an essential upgrade.
For many (myself included), the use of Lightroom is based first and foremost around image quality. Adobe can add all the bells and whistles they want in order to keep pace with the competition, but I have to be able to get great looking results from my raw files. With version 4 it’s clear that the Lightroom team has kept its eye on the prize, so to speak.