Apple announced today that it will no longer add features to its professional imaging application Aperture. Apple will continue to update camera formats for the foreseeable future. Apple is folding iPhoto and Aperture into its new release of the Photos app included in the recently announced Mac OSX Yosemite operating system coming this fall.
The announcement quoted below from The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple says in part that “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,” said Apple in a statement provided 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.”
With Aperture receiving no more feature updates it is a great time to take advantage of Adobe’s $9.99 per month subscription bundle of Lightroom and Photoshop CC. Adobe has a blog to help Aperture users make a smooth transition to Lightroom.