Any news on Yosemite "Photos" app launch?

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  1. AppleP59, Jan 17, 2015
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    AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
  2. colorspace macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2005
    Fade in the crickets.

    I find it insane what Apple has done here... it killed off one of their best selling Apps (Aperture), scared off their serious to pro levels off to Adobe, and we still have Vaporware from them.

    Rare to see a company, especially Apple, roll over and spread their ___s so easily, especially when there was no need to and they still owned an shrinking but still significant share of the market. As things stand and after Apple's attitude I can't see any real serious photographers wondering back from Adobe after this.
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Having switched, I might wonder but I'm certainly not gonna wander back.... :)

    Even if they come up with something very useful, for management I'm very unlikely to go back to Apple for something as critical as my photos. Just don't trust them to stay the course, and their cloud services are horrid.
  4. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2008
    SEC Country
    I hope they make an announcement soon because I always used iPhoto to keep my photos organized. Then having this issue where I lose the slow motion effect after syncing with my Mac has just made this one terrible experience lately with Apple. I would be happy with a updated iPhoto app that actually works...:rolleyes:
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    My NCIS gut feeling is that it'll ship with Yosemite 10.10.2
  6. John Purple macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    For the moment I will stay with Aperture. Even as Apple scares me I am not willing to pay a yearly rent to Adobe as they do with Photoshop. I'm old fashioned and want to own my working tools...
    And I certainly don't want to change versions without knowing whether the new version is the better one. But renting a software would force me to do so.
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    You do realize that there are lots of fish in the photo organizing sea besides Adobe and Apple, right?

    And you own a license to use the tool, not the tool itself, so even without a subscription the most you get is a perpetual license. But that being said, you could try any of many other organizers and editors; there are lots of them that are as capable as Aperture or Lightroom. They are here now, and all offer demos so you can try them out to see if you'd like them, which would address your question of whether they are better than your old version of Aperture.
  8. soulbot macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2008
    It's a little surprising how much misinformation is still out there regarding the Creative Cloud. Lightroom is the one and only application you can still buy a stand-alone license for. (NO Creative Cloud involved.) Buy it now—use if forever. Sure you'd be locked into v.5 of LR. But aren't you locked into whatever version of Aperture you're using as well?

    Will this all change, and LR become subscription only, in the future? Who knows. But this was addressed here, and the answer was:

    "Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely."

    What does 'indefinitely' mean. We don't know. But what happens if you have a Lightroom CC subscription and let it lapse? You still have access to everything but the Develop module. So if you need to migrate your photos (AND metadata) elsewhere—you can.

    The sky is not falling. Yet.
  9. gluckett macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2009
    You can buy Lightroom outright without paying subscription costs...

    Edit: didn't see someone already responded about this
  10. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    I'm waiting it out. Aperture still works fine for me so no reason to jump until I see what Photos can/can't do.
  11. kingtj macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2003
    Brunswick, MD
    Makes sense to me ....

    A lot of people seemed like they just went into panic mode and ran away from Aperture as soon as they could, when Apple announced no more updates for it.

    It seems clear to me Apple will roll a number of Aperture features into the Photos app that replaces it -- so it'll probably be an automatic migration process. Those who wait for it might have a painless upgrade process, and got to keep using the product that's worked for them all along, in the meantime. Doesn't seem so bad to me?

    If the Photos app really doesn't cut it, going forward? Then you can still switch products at that point.

  12. robbysibrahim macrumors regular


    May 13, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Every day I go to and search the page for "Photos". Then I close the tab and sulk.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple, likes to play it close to the vest, and they are not opening up on this topic.

    My expectations are rather low to begin with, so they can only impress me with the roll out of this app.
  14. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014
    Fully agreed, I don't get it. Aperture still works just fine. I'll wait and see and will make an informed decision.

    However I agree with the OP, some news would have been expected by now.
  15. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Perhaps they're reskeuomorphizing an overly flattened interface after Yosemite's less than stellar reception, and are unsure when the political battles needed to get that done will be finished.
  16. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    This. I certainly don't want to expose my photos to anything remotely rushed out to a launch date. If I have any criticism of Yosemite/ios8 it is that by necessity they were released as concurrently as possible as both were required for some new features to function, that almost certainly lead to some of the issues seen.

    I'll happily live with Aperture until I can make an informed decision on something that is released and testable.
  17. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014
    I like the interface, don't see what all the fuss is about.
  18. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    There used to be a page on Apple's site about Photos, but I can't find it now. Does it still exist? If the page has been removed then that could mean something...
  19. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    It was removed. I wouldn't read too much into that specific act, and it seems to fit with Apple's complete lack of transparency on the issue. At least they're consistent.
  20. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    What interface? The Photos app hasn't yet been released.
  21. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014

    It was in response to another post.

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