Apple Is Discontinuing Aperture

This morning it was announced, and may have you cringing, that Apple is discontinuing Aperture, their photo editing software that many photographers use.
os_x_yosemite_roundup“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,” Apple said in a statement 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 new Photos app, releasing with OS X Yosemite, is also going to replace the popular iPhoto, providing a more seamless experience on Apple devices. With promises to be more intuitive and user friendly it’s likely that it will not have full features as Aperture currently has.

Apple’s decision to discontinue Aperture will likely fluster many users who relied on the software and have used it from the beginning.

Between the new Photos app and Adobe’s popular Lightroom, there are still many editing programs to be used, but what are your thoughts if you currently use Aperture?

One Comment

  1. I kind of think this stinks. I love using Aperture because being a newbie to world of photo editing, it is much more user friendly in terms of organization than Lightroom is, even though Lightroom has more editing tools than Aperture (tooth whitening, eye brightening, for example). Aperture allows me to switch from editing to viewing and back in iPhoto. I feel like Apple is more worried about storage than actual editing abilities at this point. Now I will have to hope that Apple and Lightroom will come to some sort of working arrangement that makes it easier to find photo files and libraries.

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