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Gesture: It's not Capture One or Photoshop, but for $100 it's a fun programs with good "freebies."

It's far better than either as an all-in-one asset manager/editor.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 08:58 UTC
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(unknown member): Said it before and will say it again: The best laptop right now would be a 5800H with a 3070 (8GB). You can get (when they are in stock) a Lenovo Legion with these and 16GB RAM and 1TB M.2 storage for about £1350. You can upgrade it to 32GB or even 64GB of RAM yourself, and add a second M.2 drive. Loads of ports too!

M1 MBP, 16GB RAM, 1TB = £1900. The Legion with 64GB RAM and 3TB storage (perfect for photography and video work) costs just under that, maybe £1850 (with a top quality Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 too).

DPR are using a 5900HS machine which is actually designed for better battery life vs performance. Also the 3060. The 5800H with a 3070 will obliterate the M1 even further, and with 64GB RAM you'll be laughing. Dpreview staff themselves advise using Capture 1 over Lightroom, so surely the choice is clear from your tests.

Do not buy any M1 Mac. Get a Ryzen and Nvidia machine, or wait for the (extremely expensive £2000+) next M chips. You might be in for some wait, though...

That doesn’t run MacOS so is a complete non-starter.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 07:49 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: The only thing that is more attractive for photographers than the iMac24 is a Mac Mini M1 and a good 2k monitor. That's what I did. It's blazing fast and rather cheap too.

Still looking for my macmini setup to replace my iMac.

Monitor must not be black plastic though, and having difficulty finding one (barring the Apple display) that’s remotely attractive and metal.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 07:46 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Who is going to buy a desktop computer with 256GB storage in 2021? This is the one thing I dislike about Apple. The reasonable pricing of their base models is intended to draw the attention of buyers, until the buyer realizes the base model is a toy and they will need a higher model if they want to use the computer for what it’s intended (serious work).

Such a non issue.

Use cloud, local network or external ssd drive.

At home I positively encourage saving to our network, which offers both redundancy and backup.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 07:42 UTC
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Photato: Why no the option of black bezel ?
More than 95% of Monitors and TVs in the market have dark/black bezels for a reason, to isolate the screen from the environment.
These new iMacs are clearly aimed to the consumer market, not ideal for photo or video editing.
It is a shame how manufacturers deliberately cripple these otherwise nice machines by refusing to offer the black bezel option. Boos

Yes, but more than 95% of monitors are hideously ugly black plastic.

Love the light bezel. Love the metal frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 07:38 UTC
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A shame a similar comparison cannot be made for the professional and hobbyist in the still image arena. Thanks Apple for abandoning us.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 09:15 UTC as 7th comment
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BarryV: You've been able to do this for years in Capture One.

Perhaps, but you’ve not been able to find any of your photos due to it’s awful DAM.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2021 at 08:29 UTC

Tried the demo, but they lost me when I discovered no decent integrated asset management. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 08:42 UTC as 52nd comment

Looks like yet another disappointing release with little effort spent on DAM improvements.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 13:46 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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FujifilmXT3: Do we really need another raw converter? No thanks

Capture 1 is expensive, the DAM is poor and the performance with any decent number of photos is abysmal.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 19:35 UTC

I've found that On1 RAW seems to often get a hard time on here. Personally I've found it by far and away the best Aperture replacement, although I would still like to see its DAM capabilities improved (speed, face detection etc). So far 2021 appears to be a solid update.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 11:11 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
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page3: Yet another company concentrating on the wrong things. The market is full of great editors, however still sparse in integrated DAM.

Some of us ex-Aperture users are still waiting for something better. It’s ridiculous.

Fails at the first hurdle I’m afraid being Windows only.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2020 at 08:07 UTC
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page3: Yet another company concentrating on the wrong things. The market is full of great editors, however still sparse in integrated DAM.

Some of us ex-Aperture users are still waiting for something better. It’s ridiculous.

Unfortunately the Photo Mechanic website is really light on what it actually offers, but from what I can see, like some others, it appears to be aimed at studio photographers. I can’t see face and place detection, cloud sharing and other tools aimed at the advanced home user or hobbyist. This is the whole problem, you get simplistic tools like Apple Photos, studio tools like Capture1 but the whole middle market is ignored, except for Lightroom which isn’t to everyone taste and basically holds a monopoly right now until on1, capture1 and others concentrate on getting those DAM improvements.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 07:13 UTC
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page3: Yet another company concentrating on the wrong things. The market is full of great editors, however still sparse in integrated DAM.

Some of us ex-Aperture users are still waiting for something better. It’s ridiculous.

Typical of the vocal minority who always spout this. We get it. We’ve now got 100 competing editing applications, but virtually no complete asset editing solutions. The market is there for the taking.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 17:17 UTC
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yslee1: Photolibrary any good though? Can't replace LR without a good DAM.

Good question. Looks fairly primitive. No catalogue. No face or place detection. Limited layout options.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 07:10 UTC

Yet another company concentrating on the wrong things. The market is full of great editors, however still sparse in integrated DAM.

Some of us ex-Aperture users are still waiting for something better. It’s ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 07:09 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies

Looks interesting.

Their website is a bit sparse though. Unless I'm missing something it doesn't really go through the features of the program. Yes, I can trial, but I'd like to at least know some detail first.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 09:54 UTC as 13th comment

Yet another bit of software where the upgrade price isn’t hugely lower than the full price (yes, on1 I’m thinking of you).

Yet another bit of software where the update doesn’t improve the DAM, just more (arguably nice, but not essential) editing tools (yes on1 I’m thinking of you)

Sigh.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 21:28 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Am I missing something here? As an On1 2020 owner it appears the upgrade is around £75. For only £10 more I can have 12 months access to their 360 service. It appears if I decide to cancel I still am able to use Raw 2021?

A real shame they dropped their initial idea of network sync and instead went for a cloud subscription. Internet here is slow and limited. Network is fast and unlimited.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 18:13 UTC as 5th comment

After trying almost all of the alternatives (Lightroom, Capture 1, Photos, etc... ) I settled on On1 RAW for my photo management and editing.

Like most of the software out there, the editing is excellent. Also like most of the software out there the management is only average. I'd like to see huge improvements to the DAM side of things, but it's always the editing that gets the love.

This update looks fine, but still not enough focus on the DAM. I'd like to see smart tagging, face and place recognition, many organisation and management improvements, lightbox at the very least.

Such a shame that all these years later there STILL isn't a decent replacement to Aperture. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:03 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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