In the leapfrog war between Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture, a new winner. For now. Think of Apple’s new Aperture 3 as iPhoto with performance enhancing drugs. Jeffrey Mincey’s summary in Mac360:
Aperture 3 fits well between iPhoto and the Lightroom-Photoshop duo. Worth the upgrade price, for sure, but be prepared to spend some time learning where Apple put all the pieces.
I’ve been using Aperture 3 all weekend. It’s much busier than iPhoto, yes, but the speed and tools make it great. Mixing digital still images in a presentation with HD movies, including audio, is stunning.
Now I need a new camera.