http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/27/aperture-development-stops/ This seems to all but seal the fate of Aperture, especially if Apple made the statement. I've used Aperture since it's introduction and have enjoyed it. In particular I've become comfortable with my "ecosystem" of Aperture, the NIK plugin, and the Zenfolio plugin. That has defined my prosumer (if you will) work flow for a few years now. I'm not interested in bashing Apple for dropping Aperture or debating the merits of Ap vs LR vs Photos. What I'm interested in is what everyone is using for post and photo management and in particular what Aperture users are looking at to convert to. To my limited knowledge (at this point) there seems to be a few options: 1. Continue to use Aperture/NIK for as long as I can. 2. Go back to pre-Aperture, which was hard drive folders and Photoshop 3. Jump on the Light Room bus 4. Is Nikon Capture a viable alternative? Plugins? I read NX-D will be free. 5. Perhaps Photos will be a "prosumer" editor under the hood with some interesting integrated cloud functions? I would like to hear what long term Aperture users think they will do. I would like to continue to have a similar experience as I have had with Aperture / NIK / Zenfolio. I don't do a ton of post processing and if I do anything heavy it's in NIK. I stopped using Photoshop a while back because I didn't really use many of it's capabilities and the management part was easier in Aperture. Edit: Oh, also converting my sizeable Aperture library into a new system is a big concern. I know there is a process for that for LR and obviously there will be one for Photos as well.