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Apple Abandons iPhoto, Aperture in Favour of OS X Yosemite Photos App

Infinity
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Apple Abandons iPhoto, Aperture in Favour of OS X Yosemite Photos App

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.
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VileReynard
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Re: Apple Abandons iPhoto, Aperture in Favour of OS X Yosemite Photos App

An excellent reason not to touch cloudy applications - ever.