Using a sample survey of 1,045 professional photographers in North American, independent research company InfoTrends found that most photogs prefer using Adobe Lightroom for raw image processing as opposed to Apple’s Aperture program. To be clear, the data below doesn’t refer to actual unit sales, but to actual photographer preference.
John Nack, writing for Adobe, notes the following stats for professional photographers who use Macs.
- In 2007 Lightroom was nearly twice as popular as Aperture
- In 2008 it was nearly three times as popular
- In 2009 it’s approaching four times as popular