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I tried to use the "Introduce Yourself" option but it won't open. Obviously I'm new. I'm Linda. A friend sent me his Fujifilm X-E4 camera to use as a travel camera. I've just started using it and really am enjoying the feel of it and learning how to use the system. 

I understand by reading some posts that folks like to use Capture One. I'm retired and on a fixed income. It's not even close to possible for me to pay those monthly fees.

I'm an old Aperture junkie hoping to find a DAM that's so easy and clear to use. Is that possible? 

thanks for your time

 

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If you are using a Mac have you tried Photos? 

You would have to use uncompressed raw for Apple support.

I wouldn't say its the best raw processor for Fuji - but it comes for free with the Mac and it works as a DAM.

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You do have some options.

If you want to use Apple’s Photos to take care of storing, managing the files and lightweight editing but want to also use an raw converter / editor with more “oomph”, you can do that as well: https://support.apple.com/en-us/102259 scroll down to the part about “Install Mac apps …”. Affinity Photo comes to mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Zt1NDfC7E

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/

DarkTable, a raw convertor also has a dam built into it, you might like it. This program has a steeper learning curve than Photos does, but it is very powerful: https://www.darktable.org

If you are inclined to do a little more asset management yourself, RawTherapee or Fujifilm’s Raw Converter are pretty good:

https://rawtherapee.com

https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/software/raw-file-converter-ex-powered-by-silkypix/

p.s. Welcome to the forum.

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