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Aperture Is Dead: What Does This Say About The Future Of Other Apple Pro Applications?

June 30th, 2014

It was no big surprise to me to hear that Apple is going to stop development of Aperture beyond OS-X Yosemite. Aperture will be updated to run on Yosemite but won’t be developed further. I effectively predicted this a year ago. The writing has been on the wall for many years. Apple hasn’t been keeping up […]

Is Aperture Dead For Real Estate Photographers?

May 5th, 2013

Last week I had a reader tell me he’d like to see some discussion on the blog about how to improve his real estate workflow in Aperture. As he gets busier he wants to speed up his workflow without sacrificing quality. My short answer to his question is, “get a copy of Lightroom!” First of […]

Layers in Lightroom and Aperture?

April 25th, 2011

Now that real estate photographers can straighten verticals and remove barrel distortion in Lightroom 3 the only reason they need Photoshop or Photoshop Elements any more is to mask windows or replace skys right? If they had layers in Lightroom and Aperture then they wouldn’t need Photoshop! This is onOne Software’s line of thinking. So […]

What’s With The Huge Price Reduction Today For Aperture 3?

January 6th, 2011

If you are a Mac user you’ve probably already noticed that the new Mac App Store launched today. You have to update to Mac OS 10.6.6 to access the Mac App Store. Just do a “software update” and it will download and install. The Mac App Store looks and works much like iTunes but is […]

I’m In Love With My New Solid State Drive

December 27th, 2010

Back in November I gave my backup MacBook Pro to a up an coming young 11 year old photographer friend that wants to learn video and photo editing. Since I don’t like to be without a backup machine I bought a new iMac. When purchasing the iMac on the Apple site the configuration panel now […]

Aperture vs Lightroom – Which is Best for Real Estate Photography?

August 17th, 2010

Mac users starting out in real estate photography are faced with a choice of whether to go with Lightroom or Aperture for photo management/editing. Back in February I did a comparison of of Lightroom and Aperture just after Aperture 3 was released. Now that both Aperture 3 and Lightroom 3 have been out for a […]

Aperture and Lightroom- An Open Letter to Apple and Adobe

March 16th, 2010

Since late February when the trial version of Aperture 3 was released I’ve been using Aperture 3 a lot. I have to say that I am both dazzled by its’ brilliance and outraged by the sluggish performance and crashing. On the positive side, the brushes feature in Aperture 3 is my favorite feature. I may […]

Aperture vs Lightroom- Is There a Best Choice For Real Estate Photography?

February 21st, 2010

Apple’s recent release of Aperture 3.0 highlight’s the fact that photographers that are Mac users are faced with a choice of do they use Adobe Lightroom or Aperture for digital asset and workflow management. I want to disclose right up front that I am a Mac user and I use Lightroom extensively and Aperture only […]

Adding Punch to Real Estate Photos

July 12th, 2009

Marketing is all about getting attention. The front shot of your real estate marketing photos are much like a fishing lure. Fishing lures are iridescent, bright and shiny so they stand out in a background where everything looks that same. Giving your marketing photos, especially your front shot, some punch is a good way to […]

HDRsoft Releases Tonemapping Plug-in For Aperture

April 27th, 2009

Early in April 2009 HDRsoft released a Aperture Edit Plug-in for Photomatix-like tonemapping. For now it doesn’t have blending but they say they will add the blending functionality to a future release of the plug-in. They say that they have no current plans to offer batch processing in the plug-in because of the fact that […]

The Lightroom vs Aperture Decision For Mac Photographers

October 30th, 2008

Beginning real estate photographers that are Mac users face a fundamental decision. Do you use Lightroom or do you use Aperture? While talking to such a real estate photographer this week I realized that for Mac user starting out as a photographer this decision is not that easy. First of all I need to disclose […]

The Only Software You Need For Real Estate Photography

August 5th, 2008

I talked about Lightroom 2 and PTlens last month just after PTlens came out but this combination is such a sweet combination for real estate photographers I need to say more. The main point I want to stress is that if you are starting out in real estate photography and trying to decide what photo […]

Use Aperture to Layout Postcards, Flyers and Brochures

July 8th, 2008

When Aperture 2.0 was released I was skeptical about the product. Mainly because I’d been on the Lightroom bandwagon for a while. However, for some reason I can’t explain I purchased a copy and have been using it more and more. It has some pretty amazing features and the more I use it the more […]

New PTlens is A Natural Solution For Real Estate Photography

July 6th, 2008

If you are a Real Estate Photographer that uses Lightroom or Aperture what you need is an little application that interfaces with these two applications that will fix lens barrel distortion and converging verticals and doesn’t cost a bundle. PTlens has been close to filling this need for a long time. But the latest version […]

Items of Interest for Real Estate Photographers Using Macs

May 26th, 2008

If you haven’t noticed lately, there is a major “horse race” going on between Lightroom and Aperture. Many beginning real estate photographers are trying to decide which application to buy. Ian Wood wrote a detailed comparison of Lightroom/Aperture Pros and Cons over at O’Reilly DigitalMedia blog that is well worth a read if you are […]