Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto
     
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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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    better be a good app then.
     
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    That's going to upset a lot of people!! :eek:
     
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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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    I have a feeling I'll stay with Lightroom then, unless the Photos app has something really exceptionally great.
     
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    I thought Aperture would become Aperture X. Guess not.
     
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    This new Photos app better be DAMN good if they're killing off Aperture.
     
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    That is really bad. A lot of people use this to do professional work.
     
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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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    I really hope there will be an easy way to migrate from Aperture to the Photos app.
     
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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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    It better support RAW.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    :eek: AHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :mad::apple::confused:DAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMN!!!!

    ugh does that mean I'm going to actually have to use Lightroom now :(
     
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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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    Think Pages/Keynote/Numbers. It will be a shadow of its former self.
     
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    It's still a perfectly functional application. If you need it, use it.
     
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    From the article:

    "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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    I hope Final Cut and Logic are not next on the chopping block.
     
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    Well, this is just... UGH.
     

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