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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto




Apple will no longer continue development on its professional photography application, Aperture, reports The Loop. Instead, the company is working on the Photos app for Mac that it introduced during the Worldwide Developer's Conference.
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"With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture," said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. "When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS."
The Photos app, which was shown off only briefly during WWDC, will combine with iCloud Photo Library, replacing both Aperture and iPhoto. While Photos will allow users to store, search, and edit photos via the cloud on Apple devices, it is unlikely to include the more robust, professional-oriented tools found in Aperture.

Aperture, which has long lagged behind competing software like Lightroom from Adobe, saw its last major version update to 3.5 on October 22, 2013, and since then, the software has seen just one last minor update. One of the major complaints about Aperture has been its infrequent updates, and many users have wondered if and when Apple would release Aperture 4. With no plans to continue development, professional photographers will want to find another solution, such as Lightroom.

According to TechCrunch, Apple will continue to provide compatibility updates to allow Aperture to run on OS X Yosemite, but development will stop.

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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:48 AM   #2
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Woah nelly. It had better be awesome, then.

Like seriously. It needs to have ALL the adjustments...I worry about plug-in capability.

Ugh.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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better be a good app then.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #4
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That's going to upset a lot of people!!
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #5
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I've used Aperture since 1.0, on day 1. While this is certainly not surprising, it's bittersweet nevertheless.

Anyway, on to Adobe Lightroom!
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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I have a feeling I'll stay with Lightroom then, unless the Photos app has something really exceptionally great.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #7
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I thought Aperture would become Aperture X. Guess not.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #8
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This new Photos app better be DAMN good if they're killing off Aperture.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:49 AM   #9
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That is really bad. A lot of people use this to do professional work.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #10
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Crap... I really like Aperture, but rather dislike iPhoto. Hopefully Photos will be more like Aperture then.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #11
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I really hope there will be an easy way to migrate from Aperture to the Photos app.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #12
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I'm glad they're streamlining the (very) bloated iPhoto and providing a better integrated solution, but this really shows how Apple is turning it's back on professionals (hell, even prosumers), who were the main reason Apple and OS X gained popularity early on.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #13
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It better support RAW.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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Oh my god. I JUST bought Aperture this week. Any one think I could get a refund?
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #15
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I wonder if they're just ceding to Lightroom for pro photo software. It's hard to compete with the Lightroom -> Photoshop integration. As much as I love Apple everything, I still use Lightroom.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #16
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Whoa, I wonder what will happen to iLife.

First they discontinued iWeb, now iPhoto...
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I wonder if the new Photo app will cost $$$, as aperture did. I don't remember any mention of $$$ in the keynote.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #18
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Holy crap, they better know the doing. The professional development market has been a core of their business forever... Just look at the backlash they got when they watered down Final Cut...
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:51 AM   #19
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AHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! DAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMN!!!!

ugh does that mean I'm going to actually have to use Lightroom now
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:52 AM   #20
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Well, at least this makes it easier for me to decide whether to upgrade my LR3 to LR5 or whether to buy Aperture.
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This new Photos app better be DAMN good if they're killing off Aperture.
Think Pages/Keynote/Numbers. It will be a shadow of its former self.
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Oh my god. I JUST bought Aperture this week. Any one think I could get a refund?
It's still a perfectly functional application. If you need it, use it.
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I really hope there will be an easy way to migrate from Aperture to the Photos app.
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"When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS."
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:53 AM   #24
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I hope Final Cut and Logic are not next on the chopping block.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 11:53 AM   #25
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Well, this is just... UGH.
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