Photos works very well for me, but Lightroom it's definitely not. I'd call myself an amateur enthusiast in he photo department but I found that although I used Aperture through three versions, I don't feel I've lost a lot through switching to Photos. I'm aware that there is a huge loss of functionality in comparison, but for me, in the areas that actually matter, I barely notice.
The main thing for me is that despite being very organised, I rarely managed to run a search in Aperture that found the photos I expected to find. Photos finds everything all the time and even turns up ones I didn't expect. Its editing tools will only improve over time and there are some handy extensions such as Pixelmator. Photos supports multiple libraries and images stored outside its own library, but not to the level that Aperture did, nor Lightroom either I expect. This is MY experience and you may have very different requirements, but I'm very pleased with it. Cheers, Stephen You meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it. ~ Carl Jung > On 12 Oct 2016, at 17:19, Toby Leighton <tobio2...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Whats iPhoto (or rather photos) like these days? > > I have lots of pictures from various cameras and phones in total disarray > going back many years and I'm getting a new laptop soon, so want to finally > sort them out. > > Ideally I'll be keeping the masters, or the whole thing on a windows shared > network folder, which I know iphoto in the past would have hated. > > Is the modern photos app any good or should I ignore it and go for something > like Lightroom? > > I don't require any cloudiness and don't want to pay a monthly fee. > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Sussex Mac User Group" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to smug+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/smug. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Sussex Mac User Group" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to smug+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/smug. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.