Howdy, all! Long time, no visit. Busy dealing with what Prince called "get[ting] through this thing called life." But it looks like I finally have time to play with my camera again. When I sat down to start doing so, I realized that Aperture was dead as a doornail and running like molasses. Moreover, Photos sucks. So I moved my photo files to regular folders and set about to figure out how to replace Aperture.
Editing isn't a problem as I don't do a ton and, when I do, I have both Luminar and Pixelmator. But ingest and organization are both now a puzzle. I really don't want to spring for Photomechanic as it's overkill for me (both in features and price), and I would prefer to stay away from Lightroom as I don't like the CC concept or cost.
It seems like I have two options. One is to buy another all-in-one package, likely either Aftershot Pro 3 or On1 Photo 2017. It seems like I can use either and eventually switch to Luminar if, as promised, it adds DAM later this year. The other is to use a file browser like Lyn. But that leaves ingest either to dragging the files onto my hard drive from SD cards or finding a basic ingest program. The latter would be my preference, but such an animal doesn't seem to exist with the death of Ingestamatic.
TL; DR? I'm moving on from Aperture, find Photos to be terrible, would like to avoid Lightroom, and am not sure what to get as a replacement. Any and all thoughts welcome!
I look forward to your thoughts, and hopefully getting back to being a regular visitor around here.