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Lightroom and Aperture are both very popular image editing and management tools for photographers. However, Apple will retire* Aperture in 2015, and many users are already thinking about jumping ship to Lightroom. This course covers the basics of managing the move to Lightroom, covering what's different from Aperture, why you should switch now, and how to migrate both your images and metadata from one library to the other. Authors Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington recently transitioned over 400,000 images from Aperture to Lightroom. So take a tip from the pros. Watch and learn how to execute the move properly now, and you'll save yourself time and headaches when you're ready to pull the trigger.
*Aperture will be replaced by the new Photos app.
* Preserving an existing library or starting from scratch
* Preserving your organization and metadata
* Backing up your library
* Relocating masters
* Exporting adjusted images
* Working with Lightroom
* Understanding which Aperture plugins will work in Lightroom