I'd moved from Aperture to Lightroom a few years ago and am very happy with it. I've used iPhoto and now Photos only for the shots I take with my iPhone or iPad -and even then I export them out for use in LR.
I never imagined how terrible Photos could be until I was forced to use it.
As soon as Photos arrived I tried it out - hate it.And these are the comments from others who've tired it out.
I subscribed last month to CC, installed the new app updater - and don't see Lightroom 5 for downloading. Here we go, Adobe.
Work computer is Snow Leopard... no longer supported.Have to wait till I get home to try the Beta, which sounds really really promising.
bohdanz: After two months, countless online tutorials from Julianne Kost (Adobe's master who is great), Scott Kelby, books, ebooks - I finally have weaned myself off Aperture for the most part.
There are things I loathe about Lightroom. As several of you have said, it's clunky, not intuitive.
The thing I'm HATING most is Publishing. It's really confusing, requires much setup for services like 500px, Zenfolio, Picasa Web. In Aperture, by contrast, it was super easy.
I wish there was someone at Adobe in the Lightroom UI area who might take note of what many of us are saying. We want to love Lightroom. Really.
I keep Aperture on my desktop only because I have several libraries and am exporting the managed files one by one. I like that Lightroom keeps images where I store them - and love that I can rename them and Lightroom automatically updates to the store images. That's one thing Aperture failed on
After two months, countless online tutorials from Julianne Kost (Adobe's master who is great), Scott Kelby, books, ebooks - I finally have weaned myself off Aperture for the most part.