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Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It 214

mpicpp (3454017) writes Apple told news website The Loop that it has decided to abandon Aperture, its professional photo-editing software application. "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, which will debut with OS X Yosemite when it launches this fall, will also replace iPhoto. It promises to be more intuitive and user friendly, but as such, likely not as full featured as what Aperture currently offers.
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Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

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  • Re:In addition... (Score:5, Informative)

    by itsdapead ( 734413 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @04:18AM (#47343699)

    Aperture won't run in Yosemite because Apple wants you to use the new app.

    Not according to this [] which claims "an Apple spokesman told them" (distinct lack of "horse's mouth" links, unfortunately) that it would be updated to run on Yosemite.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 29, 2014 @05:03AM (#47343759)

    RAW support is independent from Aperture and is installed via mini-updates to the system.
    No change whatsoever. Aperture uses won't have to switch.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 29, 2014 @05:13AM (#47343775)
  • Re:In addition... (Score:4, Informative)

    by PhunkySchtuff ( 208108 ) <> on Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:50AM (#47343917) Homepage

    Aperture won't currently run in Yosemite. Aperture will be updated to run under Yosemite but that's the last update it's going to get. []

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:53AM (#47343921)

    It might on newer versions of OS X. Microsoft is spending a lot of effort on backwards compatibility (to the point that Windows recognizes applications depending on bugs that have since been fixed and emulates the buggy behavior), whereas Apple indiscriminately fixes APIs, updates them, and removes legacy APIs. This is in particular the case for internal APIs (which is why they hit hard for that on the app stores). Aperture being a 1st party app makes use of internal APIs, and is very vulnerable to this. It'll probably work on Yosemite and then break. This of course just doesn't mean it won't continue to work on Yosemite, which will run emulated for many, many years in the future.

    TLDR: yes and no.

  • Re: In addition... (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:58AM (#47343927)

    Homophobic assholes are yourself are most likely homosexual themselves but with a problem to admit it.

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @08:20AM (#47344055) Homepage

    "and are afraid it will disappear forever, well, again, relax, that is impossible"

    You are wrong. You see you cant buy a disc with aperture on it, only via the app store... and if they remove it from the app store you cant reinstall it when your hard drive crashes. Therefore they CAN make it disappear. All they have to do is wait a short few years for that hard drive to fail.

  • by pauljlucas ( 529435 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @08:46AM (#47344093) Homepage Journal
    Then why don't you just set your /. preferences so you don't get Apple stories and be done with it? Why are you telling us? Learn how to use your account preferences.
  • by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @08:58AM (#47344137)

    RAW support in Aperture is done via OS level filters, nothing Aperture specific. So there will be little effect on RAW support as RAW support is included in other apps which Apple is still supporting, like Preview a core application. You get RAW updates even without Aperture installed.

  • by amiga3D ( 567632 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @10:08AM (#47344363)

    Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. Blessed be the name of Apple.

  • by phantomfive ( 622387 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @10:50AM (#47344519) Journal
    Rule of thumb: if you are using Apple products, be sure to budget extra for version changes and compatibility issues, because that is the Apple way. Also, it cn be dangerous to skip versions (for example, the latest version of Pages won't open documents from Pages '08. If you don't buy the intermediate version, you're screwed).
  • Re:Sheer insanity (Score:5, Informative)

    by quetwo ( 1203948 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @01:15PM (#47345263) Homepage

    It all depends on what you are shooting. I'm paid to cover an event (concert, wedding, conference, etc), and don't second chances -- let alone much time to setup the shot -- so I take two or three exposures per "shot". It's easier to discard later than it is to miss the shot. When I shoot a concert, I'm shooting the entire 3 or 4 hours. A wedding, I'm shooting for usually a 12 hour period, at least. A conference may be over 4 days, and a runner's race might be over the course of a full day. Each event usually produces just as many shots.

    If I only was shooting a potted plant I might only need three exposures because I can carefully plan the shot, adjust the lighting, and edit the shot thoughtfully for an extended period of time. A senior photo shoot might only need 20 exposures. But when you are working events with moving lights, moving people, and instantly changing emotions, the difference between 1/3 of second between exposures can make the photo while the next one is too dark, missing the person, or doesn't show what I want it to show.

    I don't deal with film anymore. Space is cheap. Exposures only cost power. In this day and age there is no reason to not take too many photos and throw out or ignore the ones you don't want.

  • by Kalriath ( 849904 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @09:42PM (#47347329)

    In all fairness, Adobe's "Creative Cloud" offering is actually more cost-effective than paying for Creative Suite was. At about $1000 for Photoshop Extended alone, plus $200 for Lightroom, total $1200. Assume you upgrade once every 3 years, that's $400 a year. Compare that to $10 a month for Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC - that's $120 a year. You can see the benefits.

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