Saturday, May 8, 2010

Now that I bought my new 27" iMac, I was plagued with trying to decide which route to take on my workflow options.  I could spend $699 for the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 which has lots of nice cool features and a lot of things I will never use.  I could also spend $299 on Adobe Lightroom 3.0 when it comes out.  The beta looked pretty good.  I finally decided to go with Apple's Aperture 3, which I got off of Ebay for $140.  I have spoken with other mac user's and with this new version of Aperture, it is definitely the most bang for your buck.

The key feature that I like about Aperture 3 is it's use for brushing in or brushing out your enhancements.  I also like the organizational features, being able to export and import projects and merge the changes. 

Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.  I have bought a few books to assist in the learning process, but what I have learned to do on my own is just awesome.  The only thing I wish it could do was add text as a watermark for the picture.  It does allow you to add a pre-made watermark but for those of us who don't own photoshop are S.O.L.

Sorry windows people, you need to upgrade to a real computer and buy a mac to use this software :)

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