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    Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Hi

    playing around with Cam's monochrome, and the new support in Aperture I discovered that if you fiddle with the WB or indeed with the curves for RGB you can get some interesting toning effects... Maybe this is common knowledge... but thought I would share anyway

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    First on looks almost like split tone. Neat!

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Nice! As a longtime Aperture user I'm happy they updated things to include the Mononchrom since I just got one on Tuesday! Two-days with Lightroom were more than I want! I know it's what you're used to, but I was not liking it at all!!! Well, I did like that it brought in the lens name and aperture used, but that was it.
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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Can't wait to try it. My relatives love the photo books.
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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Support should also give the OS itself proper thumbnails.
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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    First on looks almost like split tone. Neat!

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    thanks

    truth be told you can probably do this in lightroom too... after all internally I am sure both apps will treat the file as an RGB file with all the channels the same value.

    There may be some fun in using the fact that Aperture allows you to brush in/out multiple instances of a curves adjustment, opening up some hand tinting possibilities.

    cheers

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    HI Kevin
    I really like the Aperture version - seems to be better than LR - also it will recover blown highlights really well.
    Generally excellent (the M support is also a real improvement)

    all the best

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    You can do this kind of effect very precisely with the Lightroom split-tone panel; I don't know if you can do it simply by manipulating white balance unless you intentionally flip the switch to make the MM output into an RGB image. White balance is usually disabled for B&W rendering output.

    I still have Aperture but haven't touched it since Lightroom 5 shipped. LR simply does everything I want, and more easily, for me. I've not gotten my head around all the different modes and HID and stuff in Aperture, I used to use it for making books but now I can do those directly from LR.

    The two applications are similar in many ways, but vastly different in others. Both work very well, and have very good calibrations for the M9/MM/etc.

    BTW, you can get similar effects on the iPad using SnapSeed and white balance adjustment too, on JPEG images of course. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    thanks

    truth be told you can probably do this in lightroom too... after all internally I am sure both apps will treat the file as an RGB file with all the channels the same value.

    There may be some fun in using the fact that Aperture allows you to brush in/out multiple instances of a curves adjustment, opening up some hand tinting possibilities.

    cheers

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Quote Originally Posted by asiafish View Post
    Support should also give the OS itself proper thumbnails.
    it does, hallelujah!
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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Nice! I like the "sepia" toning available with warming the WB.

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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Seems like Aperture, Lightoom and Capture One all do the job pretty well. In each of them I find myself missing a feature that one of the others has. In Lightroom I wish I could erase part of a gradient or radial mask, as you can in C1. Or that I had C1's fabulous highlight recovery. In C1 I wish that the local adjustments had as many parameters as there are in LR's local adjustments. I'm not that familiar with Aperture but the ability to stack adjustments seems like a desirable feature.

    Just for example.
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    Re: Apple Aperture and Monochrom

    Very cool discovery! Thankyou!

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