|Jun 27, 2014, 12:47 PM||#1|
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.
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.
Article Link: Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto
|Jun 27, 2014, 12:50 PM||#12|
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.
MacBook Pro | iPhone 6 Plus | iPad Air | Apple TV
|Jun 27, 2014, 12:50 PM||#15|
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.
|Jun 27, 2014, 12:50 PM||#16|
Whoa, I wonder what will happen to iLife.
First they discontinued iWeb, now iPhoto...
15" mid-2010 Macbook Pro, 32GB black iPhone 5, 16GB Space Grey iPad Air, iPod Touch 5. and others
|Jun 27, 2014, 12:50 PM||#17|
I wonder if the new Photo app will cost $$$, as aperture did. I don't remember any mention of $$$ in the keynote.
Macbook Air 11", Macbook Pro 13", Macbook 13", iPhone5S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th Gen, iPad Mini, AppleTV 3, Mac Pro G4
|Jun 27, 2014, 12:50 PM||#18|
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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