It’s been an incredible two weeks of field testing in beautiful locations. So, which is better: Aperture or Lightroom? Micah Walter says in his sumation, Aperture vs Lightroom - An O’Reilly “Inside Aperture” Field Test, “I really like Aperture, on a number of different levels. I think it’s a well-rounded program that’s much further along in its development than Lightroom is at the moment. Aperture gives me an environment I can really enjoy working in, and one that makes perfect sense to the non-linear way my brain likes to work.”
The Lightroom interface with the Develop module open
Michael Clark sees it differently in his wrap-up, Lightroom vs Aperture - The Results, “A big part of why I chose Lightroom in the first place, and why I will continue to use it for my workflow, is because I came from using Adobe Camera Raw, so I’m comfortable with the sliders. I prefer Lightroom’s simplicity of design and its user interface.”
So which one is for you? I think you’ll have a pretty good idea after reading these two excellent field reports.