Aperture Bites the Dust

Aperture Screenshot

Apple recently stopped development of Aperture, the company’s professional image-editing application. They announced that the forthcoming Photos app will replace Aperture, as well as the company’s consumer-level iPhoto. Apple has demoed the new Photos software, but is keeping tight-lipped on how professional a tool this app will be. The company has said that pro features—such as search, plug-in capability, and advance editing—will remain. One of the biggest concerns is that the new Photos app stores everything in iCloud—a prospect not every photo pro is happy with. Of course, it’s quite possible users will be able to continue using their current version of Aperture software, avoiding migration to the Photos app for some time. As with everything Apple, users are usually kept in the dark until a product is officially launched. It’s quite possible that both pros and consumers will find a place for this new photo editing offering.

Are you an Aperture user? Have you used it as well as Adobe’s Lightroom? Let us know what Apple’s discontinuation of yet one more pro application means to you in the comments.

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 25 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular contributor to InDesign Magazine, tech edited How To Do Everything with Adobe InDesign CS4, and served as leader of the Denver InDesign User Group. After living as a nomad for almost a year, she recently put down roots in El Paso, Texas, where she hikes and bikes every chance she gets. Check out ericagamet.com to see all of Erica's upcoming events, tips and tricks, and workbooks.

3 Comments on Aperture Bites the Dust

  1. I have used Aperture since version 1. When Adobe introduced Lightroom I checked it out. I am a member of Adobe CC so cost wasn’t going to be an issue, but I concluded, and maintain, that Aperture is a better product. Apple are making it harder and harder to be a creative professional using their products. What’s next Apple? Final Cut? Logic Pro?

  2.  I thought that I could use Aperture and Light Room

    Aperture kept crashing after I installed Light room. I had Aperture from the inception because I did not like I Photo. Another waste of money.

    Love the new PHSPCC and LIght Room. Good By Apple programs!

  3. I have both and I keep going back to just using Camera Raw cause it has that stuff I need.

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