Lightroom or Aperture, or something else for workflow?
I've been using Photoshop since version 4. Recently, I've been thinking of starting to use some workflow management tool. I currently use a lisp program I wrote that grabs raw or jpeg files from the camera, renames them according to my private naming scheme, and puts them in the filesystem in the appropriate directories. Then I browse these directories with Bridge, and edit with CS4. I have no scheme for dealing with multiple variants of an image, so I end up just adding a, b, c etc to the end of the filename. Not very useful, I know.
Can anyone comment on Lightroom or Aperture, or other alternatives? Are they essentially the main contenders in this field?
I did try the free trial of Lightroom when it was first introduced, and liked what I saw for the most part. I don't know where it keeps its metadata, but worry that it might be possible for the metadata to get corrupted. Can that happen, and if so, what is the result?
Recently, I bought a camera that came with Capture 1. I used it for a while, but quickly developed an almost violent hatred for it. It just seemed completely unintuitive to me, and kept littering my filesystem with directories full of stuff I didn't want to see. Maybe there's a way to make it put this metadata somewhere else, but I couldn't figure it out. I deleted it after a couple of weeks. I understand it's highly praised, but I think it's not for me.
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My 1440 US$ build (8900 DKK)
Hi guys :) I'm about to start my first build, and wanted to share some details. You might want to comment on my cooling overkill, and perhaps on whether I will be going to OC at some point. As the Define R4 has 3 different settings for fan voltage, I figure that more fans running slower will be better than few fans running faster. However, I do not intend to OC anything.
Aside from that, you'll notice that I've purchased 32 GB of good RAM, when 16 GB would have been plenty. This is because I like to have many programs and browser tabs open simultaneously.
You might also wonder why I chose a CPU without hyperthreading, but OC able, when I do not plan to OC. Answer: The only program I use which can take full advantage of hyperthreading is FL Studio, and I am convinced it will run smoothly anyway, and I simply like the 7600k.
- CASE: Fractal Design Define R4 Window
- PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W
- MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming
- CPU: Intel Core i5 7600k
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - 2x16GB - 2400MHz
- CPU cooling: Noctua NH-U14S
- Mouse: Razer Expert
- Mat: Cougar Speed (L)
- Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K55 RGB
The Define R4 case comes with 2 140mm fans: * Intake
(front) * Exhaust
I have purchased 2 extra 140mm fans which I will arrange like this: * Intake
(bottom, vertical) * Exhaust
As for now I'll reuse some of the hardware from my recently deceased PC, as I am going to check the performance of the new build before I make up my mind whether anything needs to be replaced:
- GPU: Sapphire Radeon® R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 OC
- Storage: Two Samsung 840 EVO SSD's (120 and 240 GB), plus a conventional HDD or maybe two.
- Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster P2250 Magic 19" / AOC 1950W 18"
- Soundcard: SoundBlaster U5 (24/96)
- Headset: AKG K712 PRO
I might add a M.2 storage later on.
I use PhotoShop CS4 and FL Studio (most recent version), but aside from that, my software is more or less standard.
I have a ton of music on my rig, all in .flac format, for which I use foobar2000.
I do some gaming, but not really any badass hardcore. My favorite games are: * WoT * WoWs * Team Fortress 2 * Left 4 Dead * Diablo 3 * Clicker Heroes * Watch Dogs * and sometimes a little Battlefield 4
If I can reach 80fps or a tad bit higher with settings close to max, I'll be satisfied. I'm an older guy, whose reaction time suffers a bit from my age ;)
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