Today, I received an email from Apple asking me if I wanted to do an Aperture user survey. I took 20 minutes out of my morning to fill it out, and I was surprised at how disappointed I was with the 1.0/1.0.1 release. There’s a post on Photography Blog that lists some of the new features in the upcoming 1.1 release. I’m hoping that the update will fix what I marked in the survey as the most disappointing aspects of Aperture:
- RAW processing algorithms
- Noise reduction
- Photo organization and management
Aperture has great potential, and I really want to use it on a regular basis. Today, I’m still using iView Media Pro 2.6.4 for my photo organization and CaptureOne for my wedding projects. For studio shoots, Aperture works great, but for those projects that require high-ISO image processing, it can’t yet compare to the combination of CaptureOne/DPP and NoiseNinja.