Steve and I went to NAB and NMX this week so I give you a few thoughts on how fun that was (audio interviews to start next week, but video interviews are already starting to go up on podfeet.com). I try to answer the question of whether it’s time to jump to the new Photos App from Apple by going through how I answered that question for myself. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart covers the latest in Security Light, Medium and suggested reading as always followed by Taming the Terminal part 32 of n. It’s a marathon show!
Last week OS X 10.10.3 was released and with it the production version of Photos. I’ll give a little bit of background for those who might not be watching every bit of this as closely as others. Photos is intended to replace both iPhoto for the casual photographer and Aperture which is used by professional photographers and pretenders like me. Apple has discontinued Aperture and iPhoto but like with many of their dramatic application changes, users can continue to use these deprecated applications at least through the life of Yosemite.
Much gnashing of teeth has taken place by Aperture users over the last year since Apple announced this change, and many have taken the leap to move over to Adobe’s Lightroom. When it was first announced, moving from Aperture to Lightroom was a nightmare but over time I believe Adobe has worked hard to help smooth that path. If you want to learn more about the process, Allister Jenks has been keeping us posted over in our Google Plus community on his measured exercise to see if Lightroom is going to work for him.
I’m not ready to abandon Apple yet though. I know it’s wonderful over in Lightroom-land but there’s a reason I chose Apple early on and it’s because I really enjoy the tight integration with the operating system and all of my devices. I’m hopeful that Photos will come up to my needs over time. The lure of all my photos existing on all my devices all of the time is just too cool to pass up.