As I mentioned a few days ago, my MacBook went kaput. Thankfully, everything’s backed up and the hard drive is still alive. This did leave me, however, without a photo processing tool. I’ve always used Aperture 3 just because it was the first thing I tried. While I’d played around with Lightroom, I hadn’t had a chance to use it for my own shots.
I think I might stick with it. It’s much more responsive to Aperture 3, for one thing. Even though it always deals with the huge amount of data in a RAW file, it’s a million times faster on a PC comparable in hardware to my MacBook. I was also able to experiment with the different settings – which do the same basic stuff – and have some more features.
A few things I was looking for include contrast, color, and sharpness. All went extremely well. Here are three results:
The above was a bit over-saturated for my taste. I’ll keep experimenting with what to do with saturation in the future.
With how poorly Aperture 3 acts on my more-than-decent MacBook, I might just have become a convert…