I currently use Aperture for all of my photo organization and processing. To date I have always shot jpeg's but as I get my serious am starting to shoot raw. From what I read it seems that CNX2 is a good choice for raw processing.
My question - can I continue to use Aperture for photo management/organization, slide shows, integration with iMovie, iTunes, etc, but use CNX2 for editing/processing? I think I can just right-click on a photo in Aperture and use another app like CNX2 for editing.
#2. "RE: CNX2 and Aperture" In response to Reply # 1
just make sure that Aperture is sending the RAW file to NX2 for editing, My son used it and said that it only sent jpg's to external editors. You may need to open NX2 and then open the RAw file. After editing you save it, then save a jpg or tiff for aperture to handle.
#3. "RE: CNX2 and Aperture" In response to Reply # 0
I use Aperture 3.3, Capture NX2 v2.3 and Photoshop CS3. All my image files are organized in Aperture. I don't use iPhoto. From Aperture you can export an original image file (by a right click and select to send it to an image editor other than Aperture) directly out of Aperture to whatever external application image editor you want. You select it by choosing the application of your choice in Aperture Preferences and what kind of file you want to export by default. However, on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.7.4) Aperture will only export the file as a TIF (8 or 16 bit) or a PSD (8 or 16 bit file) DIRECTLY to an external image editor like CS3. If I want to export to Capture NX2, I first need to export the original file (JPG, TIF or NEF (i.e., NIkon RAW)) to my desktop or some other folder and then open NX2 and bring in the image file for editing. It's not really a hassle to do this. Moreover, Capture NX2 handles Nkon NEFs so well that it's worth the little bit of extra effort. I use CS3 for special stuff like HDR image creation or making panos.