Tag Archives: Aperture

Photoshop vs Lightroom vs Freeware

Paint.NET environment

“Should I use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom" Photography enthusiasts will consider this question at least once in their lives. A tough question, one that will differ from person to person based on a variety of factors such as: Skill level How they want to edit the photos The number of photos to be edited Preference Both Photoshop and Lightroom are fantastic programs by themselves, but are simply amazing when used to complement the other.…

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Get Aperture on the AppStore for 80$!

In case you did not know, the Apple App Store is now available (need to update OSX first) and there are some great deals! The best of these, from what I have found so far, is Aperture for only 80$! While I am now a converted LightRoom user, I can tell you one thing: at this price point Aperture is a much better value for the budget conscious photographer.…

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News, rumors and updates

News from BeachTek

First, got this email from BeachTek:
To everyone waiting for the new DXA-5Da XLR adapter for DSLR cameras, they have now shipped ahead of schedule to both B&H and Adorama. The first shipment is in very limited quantities but we are expecting the next, much larger batch to arrive before the end of March.

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Aperture 3

Finally out! It was about time. I will not list all the new features (over 200), if that is the kind of stuff you like reading about, head over the official Apple page. Instead, I will list the features that mean the most for us.…

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Aperture 3 features Wish List

Now that Final Cut Studio 3 is out, lets talk (and guess) about what we will find in the upcoming Aperture update. I have been an Aperture user since day 1. In version 1, is was revolutionary but slow. V1.5 brought a nice speed boost and V2 introduced a few new tools and the plugin architecture.…

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How meta tagging could be improved in Aperture 3

I dont know if you tag, but I do. I try to do it a lot and sometimes it makes me think that the guys at Apple dont use the tagging interface at all… First, as I said in the past, when you open the Keyword HUD, the cursor should be in the search field.…

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iPhoto09: the vanguard of automatic meta-tagging

No, this is not a review of iLife ’09, or iPhoto. There are already plenty out there. Instead I want you, me, us, to think about how that face detection thing can change the way we work. I played with it a bit and while it is not perfect (according to iPhoto my girl friend looks like a guy as soon as she wears a hat…) it shows promises and it is a first step in the automated meta-tagging world. …

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