I hadn't touched Aperture since 10th October - I've now got the printing working properly in Lightroom, I'm familiar with how to use the keywording properly, I like the web output, and since LR3 I like the conversions as well.
Done Deal! I'm now in the mainstream
This afternoon I was shuffling around my photographs in preparation for the big task of rebuilding and reorganising my library. After a conversation with James about the swaparound I thought I'd just pop in to Aperture and have a look at some recent pictures (all processed in Lightroom). Convinced that I was now free of the Aperture addiction.
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Oh Dear . . . I just like them better in Aperture, the conversions seem much gentler, the colours subtler, the printing has a certain sparkle, and it was a positive joy going back to the Aperture interface (even though it is slower). I like the web development better, I love the book preparation, I prefer the way it handles versions and the smart albums, the smart web pages, the interface for selecting keywords.
So, I say to myself, right - but it won't process files from my nice new GF1 . . it doesn't have a profile for the M9 yet . . . it took about 2 seconds to come to reconsider a decision that it had taken some weeks to really believe in.
Stuff the GF1
The M9 conversions are nicer in Aperture, even without the LR profile
I'm sticking with Aperture - if that means I can't use m4/3, then, sobeit,
Anyone want to buy a GF1 kit cheap?