When working with still images, I am a big layer user. And that is actually something that really annoyed me when using Aperture or Lightroom: both of these apps require an external editor to use layers. This basically means firing up Photoshop and working on huge TIFF files.…
To most photographers, there are only two ‘serious’ apps to manage and process RAW pictures: Apple Aperture and Adobe LightRoom.
Let me present you a third option: Capture One…. While not as popular as the two others, yet it is the one used by most high-end commercial/fashion/portrait photographers.
No, I am not planning to kill my cute baby girl Victoria, I am quoting Stu in his book “The DV Rebel Guide…” (if I remember correctly, lost the bock when I moved). What he means is that once you give away your footage for someone else to edit, they are going to do everything but what you originally had in mind with it.