I know I write about a lot of different softwares and honestly quite a few of them are pretty darn good. Some are not quite so good. I can write about them because I own them or subscribe to them and I do that because I have the time to do that which a lot of other wonderful folks do not. So while I find almost everything I use helpful in furthering the look of my raw and / or Jpeg images, every once in a while one program will stand out as exceptional.
What makes a program or app exceptional in my mind is the quality it brings to an image and how simple it works to achieve that quality. While some programs are the perverbial kitchen sink, others are meat and potatoes and truthfully working with the down to earth meat and potatoe software and app without feeling I have to dive into all the multitude of effects and layers which usually result in less than desirable image quality or image looks. However that does not mean I do not mean that I shall not use features of other programs once I have established a really good base image.
But for the everyday meat and potatoe processing of an image I now have one program that fits the bill. It lets me make incredible adjustments that bring me to a finished product quickly, simply, and elegantly without spending needless hours.
That product as I am sure you can tell my the title of this blog post is Raw Power and I have watched its development for over a year now for both my Apple Macintosh and Apple IPad 10.5 and have to say that right now, today, Nik Bhatt, formerly the developer of Apple Aperture has announced the birth of version 2.0
The additions he has added to an already incredible processing engine or way beyond expectations and has now made this program one of the easiest to use, most powerful raw and other format processor at the top of the image processing game.
Just to be clear I have no business relationship with Gentlemen Coders or Nik Bhatt or for that matter even a personal relationship. I am simply a customer of the company and have taken the time to use and watch and enjoy the development of this software.