Precisely because Adobe has turned so many people off with their subscription-only pricing model (and the expensive app pricing before that), Apple should have continued to provide alternatives.
Furthermore, this reinforces the notion that you shouldn't buy apps, especially pro-apps, from Apple because there is no commitment over the long term that they'll continue to support those apps. So even though they claim they're going to support the pro video and audio apps, who really knows?
And it also reinforces the notion that Macs aren't for pros anymore. But if Photos has all the functionality of Aperture, then it's all fine.
IMO, very bad moves by Apple (unless they are buying Adobe, but I doubt there's any reality to that).
Non-event if there ever was one.
Those who were serious about this area moved to Lightroom long ago.
It's the few that were sitting on the fence - waiting in hope - who will be affected, and who, incidentally, should have also moved to Lightroom a long time ago. Well now they can.
And Apple *will* be replacing these apps. The result? We don't know. But solutions abound, that's for sure. There is no shortage of photo management/editing software for OS X.
I for one look froward to using - to whatever degree I can - a FULLY SUPPORTED Photo management/editing app from Apple. And finally Apple have committed themselves to exactly that with Yosemite.
That would really surprise me. Photos (like iPhoto) will be targeted at folks taking pictures with their iPhones. While I can see the obvious (and currently missing from iPhoto) features (such as straightening, non-destructive editing, brushes, and some of the color tools) being ported over, I'd be surprised if they could include some of the more advanced features such as organization, stacks, lift & stamp (to name only a few) without confusing people like my mother.
And it also reinforces the notion that Macs aren't for pros anymore.
Macs can run Lightroom.
Apple's loyal Pro customers bought Macs.
Which run "Pro" software. Like Lightroom.
Quite likely THIS ^^^
Does this mean that all my photos will be required to be stored in the cloud, to use the Photos app? If so, it's a huge fail because many of us just don't have that kind of bandwidth. And often are working totally offline.
This story is so bereft of detail (both here on AI and elsewhere) that it qualifies as TROLLING because of the FUD it stirs up!
Why should I have moved a long time ago? I mean, I thought about moving, but I "waited in hope" that Aperture would come up to par soon with Lightroom and I would be able to avoid the pain of migrating a rather large library over and the loss of the unrestricted workflow that Aperture gives you.
Yes, in hindsight, I should have moved. But yesterday I had no way of knowing Apple had dropped future development of Aperture.
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This is even more surprising because the new Photos app doesn't seem to be anymore than a retooled iPhoto with a new name
Apple should just come out and say is that they are abandoning the professional photo software market entirely. That would be more honest.
I find this decision strange. With the introduction of the new Mac Pro, Apple seemed to have affirmed its commitment to the pro market. Abandoning one of their pro apps just doesn't make much sense. I could see if they decided to discontinue the Mac Pro and all pro apps entirely to focus only on consumers. But, that's not what they did.
What the WHAAAAAAAT??!!!
iPhoto is going to be replaced by the nicer and more powerful Photos.
It's extremely odd they've now shown two different designs for the app.
Writing was kinda on the wall.
Oh I dunno - again, hindsight. Apple had been dropping minor updates over the years adding minor functionality enhancements as recently as late last year. I think that's what kept my hope alive that they hadn't abandoned us completely. I've been on Aperture since 1.0, having attended one of their traveling workshops to introduce the software (back when it was $500). I'm disappointed.
^^^^^^ this. I suppose I'll get used to the workflow Lightroom imposes. I just wish I didn't have to.