Aperture 1. got me back into digital photography in a big way but Apple almost lost me with when i had crashing episodes - which ironically and happily drove me to stumble on Luminous Landscapes. I started using Lightroom after buying LL's excellent tutorials from this site
When aperture came out with ersion 2.0 i tried it and discovered the book feature. Combined with the ability to edit inside aperture using photoshop has made me use it almost exclusively since then
i'm only a partime semipro (i get paid for some stuff i do) who has loved photography for 30 years and my workflow & work volume isn't great enough or as demanding as Michael's to warrant settling on one or the other.
If it were, i guess i'd lean toward lightroom as i do use all the other adobe products but the book feature in Aperture has made me a regular user - i have done several books and the customers LOVED THEM and aperture makes the workflow so easy
i digress - so now i just got a rss feed from apple Aperture Plug-ins
announcing 70 new plug-ins for Aperture including NOISE NINJA - one of my favorite photoshop plug-ins
-has anyone used any of these plug-ins?
more important - will LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE weigh in on Aperture with these plug-ins as the appear to give lightroom a real run for its money as well as changing the workflow significantly but adding a pile of "inside aperture" abilities??
what say you?