Apple Abandons iPhoto, Aperture in Favour of OS X Yosemite Photos App
Apple is no longer actively developing iPhoto and Aperture, the free consumer and paid prosumer applications for Mac OS X which have been a staple of the company's photography lineup for years. In their place, Apple plans to ship an all-new Photos app next year for OS X Yosemite, which will allow Aperture (and presumably, iPhoto) users to migrate their libraries to both the new software as well as iCloud Drive, which will power the revamped service. I use iPhoto a lot, and Aperture less. Just in case Photos removes both of these during the Yosemite update, I've taken the precaution of copying both, and storing separately to my iMacs. I would hope that they would both still work under Yosemite, they may not in fact even be removed. I also very occasionally use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, which shouldn't be affected by a Photos installation. I do however run one older iMac under OS X 10.6.8 for other purposes, and still have compatible versions of both running on that iMac.