The latest announcement from Apple discontinuing development of their professional image tool Aperture is a good reminder to both consumers and professionals that we should never take any product for granted.
We need to be ready to adapt.
Lightroom users: this doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you too.
All it takes is for someone larger to buy Adobe and decide a change its direction and we’ll all be in the same boat.
As a Lightroom user myself, I can’t help but think this isn’t necessarily good news.
Competition drives innovation and keeps pricing in check for one thing.
So what exactly does Aperture and Lightroom do that’s different from a pixel-based image editor like Photoshop?
Aperture and Lightroom are powerful organizers for your still images and videos.
But beyond that, it has very powerful image editing tools as well.
It’s more user friendly than photoshop.
There are some things Lightroom can’t do very well yet.
Its cloning capability is kind of sad but keep in mind, Lightroom hasn’t been around as long as Photoshop.
If you’re curious as to what Lightroom does, look over these tutorial videos I’ve recorded.