I’m really struggling to find a replacement for Aperture that I like. C1 and LR process well, but are horribly clunky to use. I’ve just downloaded the RAW Power trial and I like what I see, although obviously a few things are still missing before it’s a true replacement.
Perhaps one of the glaring omissions from a quick workflow perspective is the lack of one-key shortcuts to access editing tools, but there doesn’t seem to be much chat about it.
I discovered that control-C gets the crop/straighten tool active, but it doesn’t bring up the crop rectangle, so still needs you to click onto the tool. Seems like a small inconvenience, but it all adds to the processing time when you’re culling through a lot of images. In Aperture, a quick press of the C (alone) brings that up. LR is similar, but it’s the R (for some bizarre reason), and that not only gets you the crop tool but also straighten if you drag outside the rectangle. Something like that would be perfect.
Any chance we could get a comprehensive (and customisable) range of keyboard shortcuts for common editing tools?
While I’m requesting, is there a rough ETA for a layer-based graduated filter tool? Those sort of tools are fantastic for skies etc. It’s one of the few features of C1 and LR that put them above Aperture IMO.