- Jan 16, 2017
What is the best digital asset manager (database functions) for the MacOS other than LR?
I've been on this same quest for the past four years, but have yet to find anything even approaching the usability and usefulness, of the LR6 DAM.I am keeping an eye on LR replacements for PC against the inevitable day that I can no longer use LR6. I am especially interested in products which target LR users with good import tools and largely overlapping feature sets. So ... lurking here.
I wouldn't use the word "quest" for myself. I am quite satisfied with LR6 and have no plans to replace my Gx8s. But the day is inevitably coming where I will be forced off LR6 for one reason or another. So I am just keeping an eye out, waiting/watching for candidate LR6 workalikes to come into the marketplace.I've been on this same quest for the past four years, but have yet to find anything even approaching the usability and usefulness, of the LR6 DAM.
Being an old Apple Aperture user who subscribed to Derrrick's Aperture newsletter, I think he puts up with Photos, where he LOVED Aperture, because he has to. He makes a living off of writing about photo management with Apple computers. And I am sorry, but after many years of so-so fixes, Apple Photos still sucks, it is set up for iPhone users, not photographers. Apple, bring back Aperture!!!My friend likes Apple Photos. Derrick Story thinks pretty highly of it. He wrote an eBook for it.
I have just checked out Darktable and I am really impressed by what it offers. I'm tempted to make it my replacement for Luminar. I have not really checked out the DAM aspects of Darktable though.
I'd personally say that darktable is superior to Lightroom in many respects once you get used to the differences in the workflow.As you can see there are not a lot of options to LR, especially for Mac, and none that are anyway near as good.
I got the eBook directly from Story, but here's a link to a Kindle version.Walter - I can find a paperback version but not an eBook one. Do you have a link? I wouldn't mind a look at this....