I’ve noticed a tension in most Aperture discussions. The comments to my posts, reviews on other sites, and even personal conversations have revealed an undercurrent of edginess regarding Apple’s professional photo management tool.
This is an application that I find interesting. It has innovations that merit exploration, in spite of its flaws. I want to keep exploring and documenting what I discover. I thought that now might be a good time to provide a place for readers to post general comments about Aperture. That way I can stay more on-topic with my upcoming pieces focusing on specific areas.
I’ve already gone on record saying that I’d like better connectivity with Camera Raw. I think Aperture’s Raw converter still needs some tweaking, and in the meantime, I’d like to stay within my Aperture workflow and tap Camera Raw more easily.
If you have a copy of Aperture, and have spent some time with it, what changes would you like to see? Do you want Curves capability in the Adjustments HUD? Is there something missing in Aperture that seems obvious to you?
Let’s go ahead and have that discussion here. And I’ll keep plugging away in other posts at documenting the features that I have a chance to test.
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