I’ve been considering migrating from Aperture to Lightroom for a while, with the main reason being Aperture getting (or maybe just feeling) more and more unresponsive for me, and even crashing quite a few times recently, as well as some of the really idiosyncratic ways Aperture does things, and most importantly, how I need to revamp my rather screwed up workflow. More recently, I found out about the way Lightroom splits the digital workflow into modules that reflects subsequent steps in the workflow (i.e. Library, Develop, Slideshow, Print, and finally Web), which I find to be just plain brilliant, couple this with Lightroom’s friendlier and prettier interface (hey I’m a Mac user), the migration seems inevitable. However, I kept putting it off (as I’ve also done with any work) because it’s just way too much work to migrate all my legacy images over while still maintaining all my adjustments and metadata.
Today, upon the realisation that I can just keep all my old photos in Aperture, and start using Lightroom for the new ones, I finally made the switch.
Hence the title of this post – a new year, a new photo management software, a new workflow, a new beginning to my photography. Starting this year, I will stop consuming so much, and start producing more, be it in writing or photos.