Photo Ninja vs Aperture

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Robgo2
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Re: Photo Ninja vs Aperture
In reply to Shirozina, Jan 28, 2013

Shirozina wrote:

Sgt_Strider wrote:

I'm not sure if comparing the default rendering between ACR and PN will really determine which is the best RAW processor. Even after editing with both software, will one really notice the difference between PN and ACR? I'm also concerned about how much resources PN is spending to get more camera support. Adobe have a lot of resources at its disposal so most cameras will be added to its database. I'm not sure PN will do that. Until I get more specifics from PN with respect to its policy of camera support, I'm not sure I can ever move away from Adobe

As I said ( the main point of my post) there are observable differences between PN and my other converters with regard to demosaicing. Will it replace LR for day to day processing? - no as LR still has by far the best workflow. Will I use it for instances where I want the very best out of an image for say a big print - Oh yes.

As I mentioned previously, you can easily blend PN into a LR based workflow with very little additional time required. Here's how I might do it (although I do not use LR):

1. Import images as usual into LR.

2. Sort and rate images as usual.

3. Select images for further editing.

4. Export selected images to PN in one of two ways: a) right click on thumbnail and choose Edit In; or b) drag and drop thumbnail into PN.

5. Edit in PN.

6. Render (process) image in PN as TIFF or JPG with output going to original folder.

7. Import rendered output files into LR for local adjustments, printing, collections etc.

I would estimate that the total additional time required for this particular workflow would be less than 30 sec per image, and this does not take into account the fact that you can fully edit images in PN much faster than in LR/ACR, so the total time spent may actually be less.

Note:  At the present time, Photo Ninja does not have batch processing, but it is definitely on the drawing board.

Rob

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