Aperture 3.4 Upgrade Solution

The Aperture 3.4 Upgrade Solution

The Aperture 3.4 Upgrade Solution Last week, Apple introduced Aperture 3.4. The good news is that it’s a free upgrade. The bad news is that it seems to make your Aperture installation completely unusable. Imagine the frustration of trying to open your digital asset manager library and being completely unable to see any of your […]

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Aperture 3.3 as Portrait Retouching Software

Aperture 3.3 as Portrait Retouching Software

Rethinking My Retouching Software I’ve been spending some time using Aperture 3.3 as portrait retouching software. The results look very promising. That means fewer round trips to use Photoshop or a plugin to retouch a portrait. It’s not just a matter of new features. Some of the existing features seem to work much better in […]

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Dinoland at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Aperture or Lightroom?

Dinoland Doesn’t everyone have a Brontosaurus in their back yard? I happened to find one of those rare time when Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom was open past sunset. This is an area of the park I’ve always avoided during the day, but it seemed to take on a different personality at night.  The lights really […]

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Zam Wessell and a Gammorean from Star Wars

Aperture 3 Update

Zam Wessel and a Gammorean I didn’t plan on posting another photo from the Hyperspace Hoopla so soon, but it kind of reminded me of the near-constant debate of Aperture vs. Lightroom. Both are capable products with legions of satisfied customers and each does, for the most part, what the other one does.  Each has […]

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Why I’m Still Not Switching to Lightroom 4

Escape from Hoover Dam! These steps inside of Hoover Dam are the ultimate stair master!  They’re at such a steep angle that they have more in common with a ladder than a staircase. Just imagine being deep inside this mammoth concrete structure and something goes wrong – like a power failure or explosion. The elevators […]

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