Aperture

Network speed with Raw files

While this is not news recently I’ve found network speed a real pain to deal with using image browsers. Even on a Gb network opening and zooming high megapixel RAW files is slow. Now I use catalog apps for a first look at images instead of an image browser. The catalog app (Expression Media 2.01, … Read more

Testing Loyalties (or, DAM, Politics, Religion and Sex)

Around the middle of 2007 iView will be no more and the much-loved MediaPro will become Microsoft Expression Media. Microsoft purchased iView Multimedia in June 2006. Recently Microsoft has been quietly informing us that the first version of Expression Media will essentially be the same as the current MediaPro 3. In other words, don’t expect … Read more

Aperture or Lightroom = Neither!

Apple’s Aperture and Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom introduce a new workflow for photographers. Rather than use two or three separate applications Aperture and Lightroom promise a one-stop-shop. So which one is best? Well, neither. This goes against current trends where most experts are suggesting one of these apps will be the dominant software for photographers in … Read more