Considering A Permanent Switch To Adobe Lightroom?

Scott Bourne, one of photography’s biggest Apple supporters, on why he’s dumping Aperture for Adobe Lightroom.

I assumed we’d hear something about Aperture 4.0 by now. I was really confident in fact that there would be an Aperture 4.0 by now. I wrote an article not long back linking the timeline to releases and thought surely we’d have an answer by now. After all, Lightroom 4 is shipping and in every way it needed to, Adobe caught Aperture and in some cases passed it. But from Apple – not a peep.

I’ve used Aperture for more than five years for the simple reason that I thought it was the better product. As of the Lightroom 4.0 release, I no longer believe that’s accurate. I won’t go into too many details but I’ll mention just a few places where I think Lightroom has surpassed Aperture.

I used Aperture for about five days before paying $100 more for Adobe Lightroom over two years ago. I have not regretted my decision.

Khürt Williams

Khürt Williams is Principal for Monkey Hill, LLC, a Skillman, New Jersey based information security governance, risk and compliance consultancy. He's also an avid landscape photographer, and *nix geek.