Aperture — enthusiastically adopted by some of the world’s finest professional photographers — set the standard for professional photo management applications. And the latest version, Aperture 1.5, introduces a wide range of new features. They include more flexible photo management options that let you store images wherever you’d like. XMP metadata export. An advanced Color adjustment tool. A new Edge Sharpen tool. Metadata presets that automatically add such critical data as copyright, credit, and captions. New options for the Loupe that make a great tool even better. Adjustment presets. And many other new and enhanced features. Aperture 1.5 also provides RAW support for more than 50 camera models — from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, and other leading manufacturers.
As expected, Adobe announced Adobe Lightroom as an alternative to Apple Aperture. Much like Apple Aperture, Lightroom delivers a complete photography workflow in a modular, task-based environment. Lightroom software has been written from scratch and is not an adaptation of Photoshop.
Adobe Lightroom combines features and technologies from a number of the applications within the Creative Suite. The majority comes from Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in and the Adobe Bridge asset manager, though other parts have their heritage in the InDesign and GoLive layout packages.
Like Aperture, Lightroom isn't designed to be a substitute Adobe Photoshop. Both Lightroom and Aperture are targeted at professional photographers, providing a complete workflow solution for managing, editing, and outputting digital images. While both programs excel at managing RAW format photos, they are equally valuable tools for correcting and managing JPEGs as well. While there's some overlap with Photoshop's toolset, neither Lightroom nor Aperture offer layers, selection tools, or a text tool.
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