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dohearne

Ludlow, US
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"Fork in the Road"

dohearne Registered since 07th May 2007
Wed 01-Aug-12 11:15 PM

This may or may not be the place to post but here goes. With the introduction of Photo Mechanic 5 I am evaluating if the time to change has arrived. My present workflow is PM ingest and sort plus use PM to upload to Zenfolio and email. NX2 with Color Efex 3 is my raw converter. I also have Photomatix, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro, Define, Pro Sharpener, and HDR Efex Pro 2 which I use as stand alone programs. I increasingly find myself using Color Efex for most post processing but not taking advantage of Color Efex Pro 4 features because it is outside of NX2. I like the re-edit capability of a workflow inside NX2, including Color Efex 3, and the ability to see the result of my edits in PM. However when I want to use the other NIK apps I have to generate a TIF and go outside NX2. I understand that Aperture and Lightroom work similarly but at least the process is somewhat automated.

PM 5 upgrade license is $90, Lightroom is $140, and Aperture is $80. Jason Odell has, as others, demonstrated that raw conversion of NEF files is very good on several platforms. I am beginning to wonder if it is time to leave the PM/NX2 solution post processing workflow for all the reasons that are expressed here and other places?

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