Anyone thinking of migrating away from using dams?
Once upon a time, I used to manage my digital asset in the Finder and edited in Photoshop CS. When i migrated to Aperture, the dam aspect of Aperture was so good, it added a lot of value for me. Unfortunately, all of the Aperture alternatives are very weak dams, that it takes more work to manage my assets than not having a dam such as Lightroom and Capture One Pro. With tools like Lightroom and Capture One Pro, the user needs to manage their asset in Finder in addition to managing the same asset in these apps. Why?? Why should we do that????
Would you believe I find it easer and faster to manage my digital asset in the Finder and edit in Affinity Photo? The fact is this: Affinity Photo adjustments are non-destructive and all edits can be made non-destructive. As an photo editor, Affinity Photo can do a lot more than Lightroom and Capture One Pro combined!!!
Aperture is the first and last dam for me. Here's the advantage of using the OS X Finder and Affinity Photo: 1) less work!!! 2) a lot more editing capabilities. 2) can do layer compositing and design. 3) Easy migration!!!!!! no more migration headache!!!! switching from Affinity Photo to Photoshop CC or another editor is super easy!!!