What I'm really needing from it is the ability to burn a CD or DVD directly from Aperture like iTunes does, to have it integrate with Photoshop (File | Open in Photoshop) and then Photoshop being able to save to Aperture.
It does export to Photoshop and I thought I read it can burn to disc too.
Am I the only one to feel that Apple is going in the wrong direction with their one-do-it-all Aperture application?
They are mixing 2 very different specialities, which are data Mgt and RAW conversion.
My view is that the killer app will be the asset Mgt tool that integrates seemlessly with the RAW conversion software on the one hand, and the image editing package on the other hand.
I think producing an all-in-one is an excellent idea. Tight integration is the primary reason I switched to ACR when Bridge became available in CS2. It's very convenient as long as the app does everything well.
I think the ultimate app would be much like Aperture but it would also allow the option of using a third-party raw converter if you desire.
You shouldn't see any differences in the rendering, just the dynamic performance. Remember, that's what color management does for you.
My concerns are non-color management related. Things such as noise, posterization, detail and so-on and so-forth.