Back in the early 2000's I used Photoshop on my PC as my main editing tool and I used a separate asset management tool the name of which I can't remember. In 2008, I was considering a move to the MAC and found that Aperture had all the features I wanted, so I made the move to Aperture and the very painful process of moving my photos to the MAC. Now photo editing and photo management were all under one roof.
Then Apple using it's "screw the customer" business model decided to cut the chord with Aperture necessitating a move to Lightroom and another move of all my photos to Lightroom and an even greater painful process of replicating my organizational system (I use hierarchical keywords) in Lightroom.
I have never really liked Lightroom and find that it really has not kept up with the competition in terms of editing capabilities, so now I contemplate another move.
So if I have to move from Lightroom, do I find a really excellent asset management tool, that has a large enough user base so that I can count on the fact that I never have to do this again? And just concentrate of the best photo editing software I can find and keep the asset management as a separate tool?
My daughter who is a professional photographer always keeps editing and management separate, might this be the most painless way to go?
What do you think?