Apple to retire Aperture photo app this fall

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Apple has announced that their photo app Aperture will no longer be available beginning this fall.

Aperture was popular with computer professionals and it had many competitors. Aperture 2.0 was released in 2008, and it was widely used along with Adobe’s Lightroom application.

Another version of the program, Aperture 3.0, was released in 2010. It became an affordable program, available for only $79.99. The application was updated many times, and was available for use with iCloud, Facebook, and Flickr.

Apple decided to stop work on the photo editing application, though. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news to Mashable and TechCrunch this weekend.

"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," the statement read. "When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X."

Some computer professionals are unhappy with the news. Digital photo consultant Lloyd Chambers wrote that it’s “unreal” to expect that “iPhoto/ iCloud mongrel” can replace Aperture, according to Zdnet.



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