Would like opinions on Photo management applications

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Lee, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Hi All,

    I am a lurker who occasionally pops in to different groups with a question.

    This time I would like your opinions on the different applications being used
    for managing digital photographs. I have tried out several applications for
    managing/archiving my photos am not really happy with any of them.

    I liked IView MediaPro in the past but the editing tools are not as advanced
    as other applications and now it is owned by MS so an upgrade is probably
    out, for me.

    I have iPhoto, LightRoom, and Bridge(?). LightRoom appears to be rather
    complicated so I'm interested in some input and any other suggestions before
    I commit myself to learning any of these applications.


    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. Lee

    Lee Guest

    I have downloaded the first chapter of Peter Krogh's book as a PDF. It looks
    to be a book that will clear up some of my confusion like the difference
    between browsers and catalogs. Hopefully it will also tell me about each of
    the different cataloging applications.
    I will check Mr. Milburn out, tomorrow.
    Thank you for your help. I may be back for opinions when I finish the book
    and try out whatever other cataloging software there is.


    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 9, 2008
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  3. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Sorry, I always seem to miss posting the important stuff like that I am using
    OS 10.5.1 on an Intel iMac. One of the reasons I lurk.

    Thanks for the help though.


    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 9, 2008
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  4. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Hi John,

    I purchased the book that Stephen recommended, last night. This was after
    reading part of the first chapter, on line and finding out that Bridge is a
    browser hence a need to learn what I am talking about. I have been holding
    off on doing anything with my photographs since last February but I can no
    longer put off making a decision.

    I "think" the Asset Management software available for an Intel iMac running
    OS 10.5.1 are "IView Media", "LightRoom", "Cumulus", "Portfolio" and ????

    I do not know what I want because I do not know what features are available
    so I will read the book and then check out the demo's. I originally asked for
    opinions so that I would know what applications were best liked by posters to
    this group, and so, where I should start.

    Thanks,

    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 12, 2008
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  5. Lee

    Guest Guest

    you left out aperture (which is due for an update relatively soon).

    i used to use iview (for close to a decade), but now i like lightroom
    because not only does it manage a library of images, but it can do
    nearly everything that's typically done to them (adjust, print, etc.).
    i now have very little need to use photoshop anymore, except for the
    occasional extensive retouch job.
     
    Guest, Jan 12, 2008
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  6. Lee

    Lee Guest

    I do tend to forget to add those very important details. Mostly the reason I
    don't post too often.

    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 13, 2008
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  7. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Yes, I think there are a few others, too.

    I have Lightroom. Your comments are encouraging.

    Thanks,

    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 13, 2008
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  8. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Thanks for the come back.

    I am reading the DAM book right now and the suggestions I find there are
    good for me. I think I will follow along and set Bridge up as suggested since
    suggestions make good sense to me.

    When I finish the book I will play with the different Asset Management
    software to make my decision. That makes your comments and recommendations
    very important to me.


    Lee

    rarebirdyatverizondotnet

    Park Ridge, NJ
     
    Lee, Jan 21, 2008
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