Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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I agree with Rob that a two-pronged approach might be easiest. He suggests specific software, but it an actually be generalized: Export from Aperture into whatever format it wants (ideally making sure to have no duplicate base names, regardless of folder structure). Use any bulk photo rename program to rearrange into the folder structure. For example, ...


Why would you move existing projects over? If you're thinking of moving to Lightroom you could start new projects there... but why not keep your existing Aperture projects for the moment. That way, when Adobe release a solution for migrating across you have less work to do. Or you can just migrate to Photos if that proves to be suitable for your needs.


So, while I have a Mac, I've never specifically used Aperture. Nevertheless, the way I would attempt to solve this would be to export the version (not the original) to 16 bit TIFF and then import the TIFF and the original RAW into Lightroom. You might need a fair bit of disk for this... I assume you already know how to do this, but for others, see this ...


At least according to TechCrunch, Adobe are "committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution". ArsTechnica, quoting TechCrunch, have a slightly different spin on the situation, saying that Apple's developers are "working with Adobe to work on a transitionary workflow for users moving to Lightroom". However, both of ...


Capture One is awesome at RAW processing, and can also be used for organizing, tagging, and sorting. I've found the RAW processing to be better than LightRoom most of the time, although that's very subjective. On the down side, it's more expensive than LightRoom, and does not have plugins to upload to SmugMug, Flickr, etc.


On the side of open source options, in Apple OS X and Linux (but not in Windows) a nice option is darktable. I use it a lot (as an almost exclusive Linux user), and I am quite satisfied with the results(1). There is still no support for X-Trans sensors, but it is coming along. (1) caveats: I am not a pro. And I know that there are a lot of missing thing ...


Can you elaborate on what you mean by "photo organizing software"? I've used a lot of packages, and used Aperture for about two years after I got a MacBook Pro. One thing that I hated was that Aperture insisted on managing the photos by storing them in an internal library. I really, really prefer to store the photos and sidecars on the disk in a way that I ...


The next version of OS X Yosemite will have an application Photos that Apple intends to integrate many of Apertures features into. What features will be carried over from Aperture we do not yet know. As of right now Apple is noting that Photos will be available "Next Year"(2015). The obvious other solution is Lightroom as you have already pointed out. Here ...


Lightroom is pretty much the defacto standard for photo management. It has the backing of Adobe and this gives it more chance to last than the competition. This is a double-edged swords as some people are concerned that Adobe will abuse its power and force users to buy into a subscription model with little to escape since the majority of data is stored with ...

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