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Lightroom gives you a lot more control over the processing of your images. You can finely tune vignetting (add and remove), curves, sharpening, split-toning, adding clarity, removing chromatic aberrations, powerful noise reduction, de-warping (lens distortions and perspective) "selective editing" (e.g. change the saturation/luminance of one color only, or of ...


In addition to the answer @max provided, an important feature of Aperture and Lightroom offer, is non-destructive editing. Basically, Aperture and Lightroom never make changes to your original images, but store the steps made to achieve the changes. See it like a 'recipe' to produce the changes; Aperture and Lightroom apply that recipe 'real-time'. ...


The way that iPhoto works is that unlike other photo managers (i.e., Adobe Bridge) is that iPhoto creates it's own unique library that is usually stored in your Pictures folder as a single file, where as other applications directly access the photos themselves in your User directory. When you import photos into iPhoto, it generally copies those photos into ...


It sounds like for your needs you may be better off with Picasa. The main advantages that Lightroom and Aperture give you is that you have more complex options for cataloging and keywording your files. This adds a lot of complexity to the system though, so unless you need the added functionality of Aperture or Lightroom, then it's probably not worth the ...


Sort of, it is possible to open different Libraries with iPhoto, but you can not merge libraries (you need to use Aperture for that). The trick is to hold down the Option key as you start iPhoto, this will give you a small window where you can create a new library or open an existing library. This let you switch between iPhoto/Aperture libraries. More ...

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