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What do LR/Adobe CLS/PhotoNik/Aperture do?


Los Angeles, US
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Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Mon 22-Oct-12 10:27 PM

I started a thread here on Active D Lighting and some of the responses talked about things that can be done in PP, after the image is captured.

My next DSLR learning step will be PP operations. I currently have ViewNX2. Nothing else. I'm enthusiastic about PhotoMechanic, because I see naming/storage/organization as logical first processes.

Without giving me a sales talk on brands or products, could somebody explain why the various programs are used in combination? And here does CaptureNX fall into play?

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#1. "RE: What do LR/Adobe CLS/PhotoNik/Aperture do?" | In response to Reply # 0

luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Tue 23-Oct-12 01:22 AM

I'll oversimplify, but it will give you a very basic starting point.

Both LR and Aperture are considered digital asset management programs that also have image manipulation capabilities similar to CaptureNX. They both allow you to store large numbers of photos and allow you to categorize and retrieve them them using ratings, colors, keywords, etc. Both also have significant tools to manipulate images. Similar to Capture NX. Neither really have any serious graphics capability at this time.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements are more graphics oriented so you can draw on photos, create montages of photos, add different backgrounds, layer parts of one photo on another, etc.

I don't have any experience with PhotoNik and won't comment on that.

Hope that gives you some idea and again these descriptions are vastly oversimplified.


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