Chapter 6. All-in-One Workflow Tools

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We have already discussed the main software components of our workflow in Chapter 2. These include downloaders, RAW editors, various output modules, and data management software covering all the steps in the process. We call programs that combine these elements in a single application “all-in-one workflow tools”.

The idea isn’t entirely new – Apple iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop Elements are just two of the better-known pioneers in this field. In late 2005, Apple released Aperture, a program that was squarely aimed at the professional and prosumer market segments. Adobe followed suit in early 2006 with Lightroom, ...

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