Since I had a baby and got a DSLR camera, our photo library grew exponentially. Like, thousands of photos a month. When you have a child as adorable as mine, it only makes sense to record every outfit, moment, trip to the playground, and activity.
I’ve used iPhoto for years and love the way it organizes photos…. but when my library grew to the point of ridiculous, iPhoto started giving me every impatient person’s worse icon: the rainbow scroll-y wheel. I’d slowed it down. So I downloaded Aperture to try it out.
Things I like about it:
- It’s faster. That’s the main thing.
- Much more advanced editing tools (with simple options, too).
- Photos are still organized by event (but they are called “projects”).
- The different views makes it easy to compare photos, scroll through photos, and pick out which ones to edit.
- Importing from iPhoto was simple. All of my photos are now in Aperture.
- Sharing on Facebook, email, Flickr, etc. is really easy.
- I LOVE Photostream… and the other ones I looked at don’t have this option (Lightroom, Photoshop elements).
- Creates “versions” instead of duplicates of edited photos – so you can always look at the original, and the different versions are linked to the original. Plus, it saves space.