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    Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    To be replaced 'next year' with their 'Photos' app.

    Apple stops development of Aperture

    I moved on to Lightroom some time ago, but it's still disappointing.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    Another article on TechCrunch adds a bit more detail -

    Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X | TechCrunch

    One interesting tidbit: "In addition, it [Apple] is working with Adobe to work on a transitional workflow for users moving to Lightroom."

    This seems a direct admission that the 'Photos' app will not be up to pro requirements.
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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    I just saw the news and was about to post this. I'm not an Aperture user, but I'm sadden by the loss of an alternate solution to Lightroom.
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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    I bought Aperture when it first hit the market and used it for a couple of years. It became apparent pretty early on though, that Apple wasn't going to develop the product in any meaningful way. Too bad. I think it had the potential to be excellent. I feel for the folks who have been loyal to Apple/Aperture for all these years. All they've received in the past few or so is camera updates, and now this.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    ****, if I may be succinct.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    Gee thanks Apple.
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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    This really sucks, and it seems weird when you compare it to the effort they are putting into the iPhone as a decent camera.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    As I wrote elsewhere, I have both Aperture and Lightroom, have had them both since before they were v1.0. I used to use Aperture for specific things that LR didn't support, as I prefer the way LR works. But in the past three years, that use has gone to nil.

    In all cases, it's best to keep your workflow agnostic of a specific tool as best you can. Some things don't survive and better things come along—happened in film just as it does in digital. You should always be in a position to take best advantage of whatever is available. For instance, I simply wouldn't use Aperture for anything serious until I could always reference my original photos rather than embed them in its proprietary data structures. And whenever I "finish" a photo, with either, I export it to a "finished work" repository as a full rez, 16bit per component TIFF file to 'future proof' my labors. Relying on any specific application to be around forever has always seemed a foolish thing to do.

    I'll be interested to see what Photos offers, both at first and later as it is developed. I hope it is a quantum jump beyond iPhoto, as iPhoto has always driven me a little nutty with its weirdnesses from its earliest days to the present.

    Meanwhile, I just bought another ten packs of Impossible film for my Polaroids. If I get good enough at getting the results I want from them, my photo image processing needs become many many times simpler. Same for using the in-camera JPEG engines of my digital cameras.

    There are always alternatives to work with ... :-)

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    I'm an Aperture user since day 1, both for its pro editing, and for its digital asset management features. But I also use NIK plug-ins for Aperture, primarily Silver EFEX Pro.

    This terse "announcement" (how about a few more details, Apple?) really doesn't move me away from Apple yet, as too many questions remain, primarily concerning the features that will be offered in "photo for OS."

    I like their attempt to unify files across devices (via iCloud), and maybe even their attempt to streamline iPhoto and Aperture into a single app - so long as pro editing features are not lost.

    If Apple continues to offer solid editing features, plug-in support, and improved file management, then there might be little impact to my workflow after all, and no reason to leave. I'm still hoping this is the case, anyway!
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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    Hands On: Apple's New 'Photos for Mac' Is a Vast Improvement Over iPhoto | WIRED

    "Photos is a vast improvement over iPhoto."

    Oh, dear...
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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    Good thing Capture One Pro has an Aperture catalog import function and better image processing to boot!

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    The little bit I've seen of Photos so far is actually encouraging to me. The extensible design might do it very well.

    I keep an open mind about it, although Lightroom, Flare, PS CS5, and Tonality Pro are doing everything I need very well at present.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    As far as I can see is a good companion to the i-phone.

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    Quote Originally Posted by Ario Arioldi View Post
    As far as I can see is a good companion to the i-phone.
    Which might be said is exactly the point. Apple's not stupid: the success of the iPhone accounts for a huge percentage of the company's income, and the iPhone 6's camera in particular has been a big contribution to its success story this past quarter. Why shouldn't they focus on their primary market?

    Kodak would have done much better if they'd focused on where their primary market was going rather than on what they insisted was the right thing to do from their traditional point of view... ]'-)

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    Re: Apple confirms 'no new development' for Aperture

    "Good thing Capture One Pro has an Aperture catalog import function and better image processing to boot!"

    Wow, Phase One makes software as well as hardware? Tell us more.
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