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Yes, thanks Nik. I was able to sort this out. I think I was just fumbling around, being used to Lightroom, and still learning my way around RAW Power
Actually, I would like to provide some feedback. I think there is a potential bug here. If I use the filters to show rejects, then delete them, the filter option greys out and I cannot ever reveal the remaining images.
*edit – wow, massive user error happening tonight. Just boot me off this forum lol
Sorry I see this now. Please disregard.
I think I would tend to agree, the iPhone market – and the iPhone as a camera is likely a huge part of their business. However, when you think about stuff they have removed in the past, it is possible.
To think they would remove Aperture seems crazy in hindsight – given that ‘pros’ use Logic and Final Cut – why wouldn’t they serve their photographer users. Photography as a hobby, as a business, etc. exists for MANY people – I would probably say that more people would have remained using a continually updated version of Aperture, vs. people using Logic Pro. I dunno – I guess I am just salty.
Rant over! Ahahah. Happy to see where RAW Power goes 😀
Do you think its possible in the future apple does away with OS Photos? I am a bit worried to be honest, investing in migrating my entire library into a software like this instead of manually managing my library with other file folder type apps (Raw Photos for ex)
I think it’s because Apple photos feels like a toy in comparison to what aperture or light room is. There still are many features missing from photos that would even make it an intermediate DAM or photo editing tool.
For example you can’t make a smart album that says keywords is empty. Or you cannot easily copy and paste adjustments between images without going into edit mode and doing it one by one. It’s very nice visually but lacks a lot of substance
*doesn’t integrate the way Photos does with iOS/Mac OS
This is my hang up. We don’t have aperture anymore and need to use photos. Apple only gives 2tb. What happens after that? There are much cheaper options out there for photo back ups like SmugMug or anything else but that doesn’t integrate the way at the photos of
I figured this out by finding your prior posts and tweets regarding keyboarding. Unfortunately Apple Photos doesn’t work for me. Let me explain.
I have 25,000 family photos from when my kids were first born. These are a combination of RAW and JPEG files that exist on a 5TB external drive. Over the years I managed most of this via Lightroom and my own folder structures. I have since abandoned LR – so my files are still somewhat maintained in their own folder structure/hierachy that makes sense to me.
In and around all of this, I have created a huge mess of the Photos app – going from iPhoto upgrade to Photos, and some years copying images INTO the library, some years just changing the settings to not copy files (reference files). Truth be told, its a bit of a mess and its my fault. On top of this, I switched to android for 2 years and have a huge mess of random DSLR and Phone photos in Google photos….anyways…
Now my main Photos library also exists on this 5TB external drive. So I have: Photos Library and 25K of personal photos on the same drive. This is backed up via Backblaze. I CANNOT use iCloud Photo Library for ALL my photos unless I consolidate the originals into the library – which means I would have essentially two versions of the same images on the same 5TB drive. This is why I want something like Aperture. Photos is for iCloud Photo Library (cell phone pics) and my pro shot DSLR images would be maintained by me after 13 years of file/folder management.
At the end of the day, I wish Aperture was still alive.
I wish RAW Power let me edit raw like it currently does, but also give me DAM tools so I don’t have to rely on Photos.
Phew, thanks for reading. 😛
I agree here about the ‘notches’ that were present in Aperture. They are a much better implementation of adjustments than the current method of numerical entry, or by picking up a slider and moving it around (I am talking about Mac OS version of Raw Power).
I don’t know about other users, but I generally hit my exposures properly and if anything I only need to do a slight bump up or down and the notches/arrows for +/- on the slider are so quick!
I would like to throw my hat into the ring here.
I would love keywording with the ability to filter/smart album (same as Aperture). I do not use Photos for anything ‘serious’. As a hobbyist/prosumer photographer, I want to be able to confidently shoot sessions and family portrait work with my own folder hierarchy and use an app like Raw Power to manage it all. Apple Photos is simply for my iPhone pictures.