|Dennis M 1064
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| p.1 #1 · As a Pro, LR 4 or Aperture-starting over. . . |
I'm planning to start putting together my digital dark room. Having been away for awhile, my stuff is really outdated. My old system was a Nikon 2000 film scanner, Win98, Photoshop 6 (which I still have and use ) and an Epson 2000P printer that is probably clogged and doesn't work anymore.
So, starting over, with the intent of establishing myself as a professional over the nex few years, I am again, building my digital darkroom. My foundation this time is going to be Mac, and that is not up for discussion. Sorry, but I am just PC'd out. So, I will have an Imac, and am waiting until the fall to see if the upgrades come through and what they encompass.
That brings me to my workflow. Starting with LR 4 and Aperture. This is an incredibly tough decision. I am finding great online support and training for both products. Something I didn't have in 2000, and that made my digital darkroom a very frustrating place to be.
As a professional, but starting from scratch, if you did it all over again, Lightroom or Aperture? Regardless of your 'field' of photography. Architecture, editorial, wildlife, nature, portrait. . .
Do the industry requirements drive your decision? Is one not accepted as much as another, or doesn't anyone care?
Learning curve? Is one much more complicated than the other, and if so, is the higher hurdle worth the end result?
Speed is a factor. I have read that Aperture is faster to download with. In the field, that could be a big issue indeed. At the 'office', it may be easier to settle in and expect to do other things while downloading takes place. I'll look to your expertise in that area.
The reason I didn't post this in the general forum, is I am really looking for the Professionals perspective, as they deal with clients and editors.
If this has been covered ad nauseum, please accept my apologies. I have not had great luck with the search button. I only found one post and it was about the speed issue.