Back at WWDC, Apple showed off their Photos app and with a recent announcement it looks like that will be the replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture. Granted, it was a given to have the Photos app replace the more consumer level iPhoto but for it to replace the more professionally skewed Aperture software is quite a big deal.
“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,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.”
Apple have confirmed that with the migration of images, all folders, tags and even edits will be preserved in a non destructive manner. Apple have had a good history of being able to migrate libraries pretty easily so it’s no surprise at all. Pros who are looking for a little more can explore alternative software light Lightroom 5 and even ACR with Photoshop and Bridge.
(Source: The Verge)