iPhoto and Aperture were discontinued in the spring of 2015 when Photos for OS X launched as part of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, but the software continues to be used by many Mac owners who previously had it installed on their machines.
Though Aperture and iPhoto are not available in the Mac App Store and are no longer being updated, the software has remained functional with OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan. As of March 31, however, one feature will be disappearing -- the ability to order photo books, prints, and other content created within the two apps. Starting on that date, the Apple Print Products Store will no longer support Aperture or iPhoto.
As noted by a MacRumors tipster and the Apple Support forums, iPhoto and Aperture are now notifying customers who order books or prints about the imminent discontinuation of the feature. Apple employees have also been letting customers know that the printing ability will no longer be available, but Apple doesn't appear to have made an official support document announcing the change.
Photo books, cards, calendars, prints, and more can be created using the Photos for OS X app, which replaced both Aperture and iPhoto.
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I just want aperture 4! And old iTunes
It turns out, I was supposed to hit the "+" button on photos, which I assumed meant "add to album" or some other dingbat feature. How is "+" meant to convey "Create a Photo Album project". I never would have clicked that had this article not informed me that the feature was, indeed, still in Photos somewhere. I should have spent a few more minutes looking around. I guess I prefer the obviousness of iPhoto.
Discoverability does not mean "keep clicking buttons to see what they do".
Skeuomorphism is not necessary. Ever. Abstract is better than intuitive. Always.
That's the current Apple UI design philosophy: the Guessing Game.
Welcome to the Apple "Ive"y Garden. Mr. Jobs and his design sense are buried somewhere outside the fence.
[doublepost=1458185877][/doublepost] Still don't get why they dropped iWeb, iLife and iWork. The development costs must have been a drop in the ocean compared to their annual profits.
So now I can still use its editor but not buy the book in the end anymore. Is it possible to export the books as PDF and print them somewhere else?
Would it really kill Apple to keep this damn web server script running to receive a PDF and payment data from Aperture?!