InfoTrends Survey: Pros Prefer Adobe Camera Raw For Raw Conversion|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, October 22, 2007 - 17:40 EDT)
Seond-place Lightroom outruns Aperture among Mac users.
A survey of 1,026 professional photographers taken in August by InfoTrends (http://www.infotrends.com) shows that Adobe Photoshop (presumably Adobe Camera Raw plug-in) remains the tool of choice for Raw conversion, used by 67 percent of the respondents.
Adobe Lightroom has a substantial lead in second place with 24 percent over proprietary tools provided by Canon (17 percent) and Nikon (12 percent) for Raw conversion.
While Aperture trails all four products at six percent, it doesn't run on Windows. Among Mac users, Aperture ranks fourth at 14 percent, ahead of Nikon's Capture NX at eight percent. Photoshop leads the Mac parade at 73 percent with Lightroom following at 27 percent and Canon Digital Photo Professional at 18 percent.
Among Windows users, Photoshop scored 63 percent, Lightroom 22 percent, Canon 17 percent and Nikon Capture NX 14 percent.
The 2007 InfoTrends Professional Photographer Survey was conducted via a questionnaire over the Web in the U.S. between Aug. 9 and Aug. 21. Responses were received from 1,036 photographers, of which 1,026 respondents qualified as professional photographers. Multiple responses were permitted.