Aperture vs Lightroom on O'Reilly Digital Media


With the official release of Lightroom 1.0, it's a good time to take a look at the respective strengths of both offerings from Adobe and Apple. Along those lines, something kind of fun is brewing on the O'Reilly Digital Media site. On the Inside Aperture blog, Micah Walter is field testing both Aperture and Lightroom on a real shoot, and posting his findings daily for this week. His first post, Aperture vs. Lightroom: Let the Games Begin, sets the stage on location in the West Indies.

Over on Inside Lightroom, Michael Clark is conducting a similar comparison, and has posted his first round of thoughts in A Comparison: Adobe Lightroom vs. Apple Aperture. Both Micah and Michael are working photographers with good technical chops. I think they will handle this comparison with skill and fairness.

If you're weighing the pros and cons between these two applications, you might want to follow what these guys have to say.

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It's been a long time since both applications were released. When trying to choose between them now, it can be a bit confusing for some folks. Aperture is obviously a Mac only product, so Windows users are left with Lightroom. Both programs do a very good job, and cover about 90% of what the opposite program can do. The trick is to find out whether a feature in one is the deciding factor for your workflow.