Maybe the Pixelmator guys/gals will make a companion product that manages photos.
Apple wouldn't be working with Adobe to transition customers to Lightroom, unless something significant will be missing from Photos (and legacy Aperture under Yosemite) for a very long time.
There is no migration tool. The easiest and simplest way is to STOP using Aperture at 17:00, and at 17:01 use Lightroom to process your photos. The time is irrelevant, as I was using it to make a point, but none the less, keep Aperture on your Mac for historical purposes but process from the future forward only in LR.
That's what I feared, and the reason why I've continued to stick to Aperture as long as I have (that and the hope that Aperture 4 was on its way).
That is because you don't make money shooting, and processing photos. iPhoto is not a pro app and never was meant to be.
The people here that are so quick to make this assumption are under the gun to produce wedding photos for customers but are snapshot photographers who have very little idea about pro apps.
That's right. Photos will basically be iPhoto with a new GUI and a cloud backend, and Aperture is discontinued.
There are more cockroaches in the world than people but that doesn't make them superior ;-)
Oh, the cockroach is far superior to people - just watch the news and see how much roach on roach crime there is!
penguinisto wrote: »
Damn... I don't use either one (I prefer GIMP for cross-platform compatibility), but there's a lot of folks who do professionally. I know a few, and I bet they're all going to say the same thing:"WTF?"
That's right and even the subscription for Lightroom + Photoshop isn't crazy at around £9 a month. Compared to the cost of most lenses, it's peanuts.
Yeah, but the problem of perpetually renting the software instead of owning it is that it could refuse to work if it can't phone home to Adobe, as happened a few months ago.
Wow, this is pretty shocking. iPhoto I can definitely understand, keeping both would create too much confusion, redundancy, and complications. But Aperture? Seems that serves a completely different use. It does not even come with OSX, its an optional paid download, so I dont understand the need to eliminate it. There's probably alot we don't know, lately Apple has shown renewed focus on its pro apps, and I dont see them just dropping this with no alternative.
Apple's become what they are today by focusing on stuff they can sell in quantity and make good $$ on. Obviously not enough people were buying Aperture. (They keep the Pro around for its halo effect and to provide a path for pros who outgrow their mass offerings... ...but that remains viable because it will run the shit out of Adobe's stuff as well.)
Although surprising that Apple is leaving the Pro market after releasing their new Mac Pro, more surprising is the fact they are leaving the "i" for just Photos. I wonder if this is going to be a broader move across all apps.
Buying Adobe would be really cool and I think fits well with Apple. Starts with A, ends with E, same amount of letters...
Of the possible BIG pair-ups out there that could work for Apple, I've long felt Adobe was the most likely candidate. Not a guaranteed marriage made under the stars, but it could work out...
If Apple had decided to go the iTunes route (iTunes on Windows got me to buy my first Mac) and make things like Aperture standards in the digital world they might have gotten the buy-in and volume that they needed since this was a product that went head to head against Adobe.
But given that a sizable portion of the Photoshop pro base had no access to Aperture, while the whole base could use Lightroom, making it a "default workflow" (for better or worse), I'd say the outcome was inevitable.
vaporland wrote: »
I remember when Lion Server ($19.99) "replaced" Snow Leopard Server ($499 & up).
I was stunned at the level of bugginess in a released product.
That was the biggest waste of $20 in my life.
All the tech firms abandon platforms and infrastructure all the time, but Apple is notorious for burning its "partners".
All Apple pro apps are in danger of being discontinued, If it cannot be run in iCloud it will be EOLed.