Hey, dekeCommunity. Colleen here coming to you from the beautiful Sierras near Lake Tahoe, California. Beautiful, but limited connectivity (for which I am primarily grateful). But that means no uploading of pretty photographs either. You’ll just have to trust me on the beauty part. Speaking of which, I’ve been shooting away with this week, both with my DSLR and my compact camera, a Panasonic LX2, which happens to shoot in RAW format (for Panasonic, that’s actually the file extention—.RAW). I’m loaded up with the new Lightroom 2 and a copy of Apple’s photo processing and management tool, Aperture, and I’m wondering what the citizens of dekeWorld use to process raw files. Do you use Lightroom or Aperture? Or do you have a workflow that functions nicely with Bridge/ACR/Photoshop? When I get back, I’ll have some work to do on my vacation photos, so enquiring minds want to know, especially if there are reasons/scenarios that call for one tool or another.
BTW, one nice improvement I’ve seen in Lighroom 2 so far is that for my Panasonic shots, which automatically give me RAW+JPEG, Lightroom now only shows one thumbnail. In the previous version, there was a separate RAW and JPEG entry for every image. This little update is much tidier. Of course, my shots at the lake yesterday were all taken before I realized I had the ISO set to 1600, so you’ll never see those. But at least I didn’t have to see the dang things twice over.