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I have used Aperture now since version 1. I have also used Photoshop (6) and Lightroom(5). Used the Gimp when I couldn't afford anything else. I have sampled and tested a fair chunk of the software listed.

The thing is, I always come back to Aperture. It is updated nicely to currently camera versions, a wide variety of plug-ins are available. It prints well. Simple to use and to grow with.

If you like and buy it, I recommend the Nik software plugins; especially Define (noise), Vivesa (general PP) and perhaps the HDR pug-in also. Recently added an app called Intensity to
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thanks..I'm waiting on AP v3.5 to add D610 to supported list....You had me at "The thing is, I always come back to Aperture. It is updated nicely to currently camera versions, "...everything past that is farble garble to me



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mike.way wrote:
If you like and buy it, I recommend the Nik software plugins; especially Define (noise), Vivesa (general PP) and perhaps the HDR pug-in also.
Mike


Since Google bought out Nik, you can't buy individual plugins, it is the whole Nik package or nothing, but the price is better.

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Nov 03, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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p.2 #3 · software advice wanted please


hugowolf wrote:
Since Google bought out Nik, you can't buy individual plugins, it is the whole Nik package or nothing, but the price is better.

Brian A


IMHO - Nik & L/R are the only way to go.



Nov 03, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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IMO, LR is way way too slow and Nik products are absolutely not the best!




Nov 03, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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Bifurcator wrote:
IMO, LR is way way too slow and Nik products are absolutely not the best!



I don't have any problems with L/R nor NIK. Different strokes for different folks.........



Nov 03, 2013 at 02:13 AM
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No, slow is slow and 1+1=2. Simple as that. Glad you are not having "problems" with it tho… that would be something else for me to add to the cons if you were.





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Bifurcator wrote:
IMO, LR is way way too slow ....



I recently emailed Nik about the slowness of Color Efex and their response included insuring most recent driver for the video card, disabling GPU processing (in settings), or running in safe mode. Because I'm in the process of moving to a new computer I'm going to wait, but perhaps there is a fix for the slowness you're experiencing.

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Lutefisker wrote:
I recently emailed Nik about the slowness of Color Efex and their response included insuring most recent driver for the video card, disabling GPU processing (in settings), or running in safe mode. Because I'm in the process of moving to a new computer I'm going to wait, but perhaps there is a fix for the slowness you're experiencing.

Cheers,
Rick


They want you to DISABLE the GPU? That's utterly counter intuitive. As for LR and slowness, I join Bif in the minority report. Even throwing massive horsepower at LR doesn't make it as fast as Aperture. I'm seriously thinking about going back to AP but am waiting to see if Apple does anything with the launch of the nMP.

Robert



Nov 04, 2013 at 03:36 PM
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Bifurcator wrote:
No, slow is slow and 1+1=2. Simple as that.

No, not as simple as that. One is an arithmetic rule and the other is a perception. How do you quantify "slow"?

"Slow" has a lot to do with use and expectations. What is unacceptably slow for you may be just fine for others. I use LR and NIK on a MOTR computer without problems.



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No, that's exactly what I'm saying. It's not a perception - I've timed it, it's math!
In the case of Nik there is feature count and result quality which I have also compared and tested, so again math not perception.



Nov 05, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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p.2 #11 · software advice wanted please


Bifurcator wrote:
No, that's exactly what I'm saying. It's not a perception - I've timed it, it's math!


Well, would you care to give the numbers (and units)?

Bifurcator wrote:
In the case of Nik there is feature count and result quality which I have also compared and tested, so again math not perception.


No, that would not be math, that would definately be perception, which is all one could hope for in that case.

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Nov 05, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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p.2 #12 · software advice wanted please


a) I have listed them here before.

b) 3 features vs 7 features or 5 controls vs 1 control is math. Result quality is also mathematical - if it's not you need to inform the techs at DxO of your new findings.




Nov 05, 2013 at 06:59 AM
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