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How to Migrate Pictures from iPhoto or Aperture to Photos for OS X

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:22 pm PDT by
With the launch of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, Apple released its much-anticipated Photos app, which was first announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. The Photos for OS X app took several months to complete because it was designed from the ground up to work with OS X Yosemite and integrate with both the Photos for iOS app and iCloud Photo Library. Because Photos for OS X...

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Apple Says Aperture Won't Run in Future macOS Versions After Mojave

Tuesday April 30, 2019 5:41 am PDT by
In a new support document, Apple has indicated that its legacy photo editing suite Aperture will not run in future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave. The support document provides users with steps to migrate Aperture libraries to Apple's newer Photos app for Mac or Adobe Lightroom Classic. Apple ceased development of Aperture in June 2014 and removed the software from the Mac App Store in ...
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Discontinued Apple Software Returns to 'Purchased' Tab in Mac App Store

Monday September 28, 2015 9:30 pm PDT by
Earlier today, we noted Apple had recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of the Mac App Store for users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. The apps, which included Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks, have now returned to the Purchased tab. The disappearance of the ability to re-download older...

Apple Pulls Older Software From 'Purchased' Tab in Mac App Store

Monday September 28, 2015 12:15 pm PDT by
Apple recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. With the change, it is no longer possible for users to download Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store. The decision to disallow users from downloading the older software is not going...
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How Photos for OS X Handles Content and Metadata Migration from iPhoto and Aperture

Monday April 13, 2015 8:18 pm PDT by
Last week, Apple released OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with support for the new Photos for OS X app, the company's replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture; Apple also removed both apps from the Mac App Store shortly after Photos was released. Today, Apple released a support document detailing exactly what users can expect when they migrate their content from Aperture and iPhoto to Photos. When...

Aperture and iPhoto Removed From Mac App Store Following Photos for OS X Launch

Friday April 10, 2015 10:59 am PDT by
Following Wednesday's release of OS X 10.10.3 and the new Photos for OS X app, Apple has, as promised, removed Aperture and iPhoto from the Mac App Store. Apple warned that development would stop on the two photo editing apps in the middle of last year, and put notices in the Mac App Store a couple months ago to let users know the apps would be pulled from sale following the launch of Photos....
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Apple Notifying Aperture Users of Impending Removal From Mac App Store

Thursday March 5, 2015 9:26 am PST by
Apple has sent an email to Aperture customers this afternoon as a reminder about the impending removal of the professional photo editing software from the Mac App Store. The email confirms that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store upon the release of to">Photos for OS X as we initially reported last month."When Photos for OS X launches this spring, Aperture will no longer be available...

Apple Confirms Aperture to Be Removed From Mac App Store After Launch of Photos for OS X

Wednesday February 11, 2015 8:36 am PST by
Shortly after last week's deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches. The same notice can also be found in the app's Mac App Store description, as noted by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Once removed from the Mac App...

Adobe Launches Lightroom 5.7 with Built-In Migration Tool for Aperture and iPhoto

Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:04 am PST by
Adobe today updated Lightroom to version 5.7, bringing a number of new features including a built-in importer tool for users migrating their content from Aperture and iPhoto. The update follows the release of a separate plugin last month which contained similar functionality. The update also allows users to view comments and feedback from collections on Lightroom's web interface and contains bug...
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Apple Updates iLife Apps and Aperture for Yosemite

Thursday October 16, 2014 6:50 pm PDT by
After releasing OS X Yosemite and updating its iWork suite of apps for the new operating system, Apple has now begun updating its iLife suite of apps alongside Aperture and Apple Configurator for Yosemite, as well as other new features. While iPhoto and Aperture only received compatibility updates for Yosemite, Garageband, Configurator and iMovie received numerous new features. Garageband...

Adobe Releases Plugin to Help Aperture Users Transition to Lightroom

Thursday October 16, 2014 6:36 pm PDT by
Earlier this year, Apple announced that it was ending development on Aperture in order to work on an upcoming Photos app for OS X that will replace both Aperture and iPhoto. At the time, Adobe, the company behind popular photo editing software Lightroom, promised to make a tool to allow Aperture users to import their photos into Lightroom 5, and today Adobe released its Aperture Import Plugin...

Adobe Releases Guide on Transitioning Photos From Aperture to Lightroom

Monday August 4, 2014 12:19 pm PDT by
Back in June, Apple announced plans to discontinue development on both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the new Photos app that will be added to both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite in the future. Adobe took advantage of Aperture's discontinuation, announcing its own plans to create a tool to help former Aperture and iPhoto customers transition to Lightroom, Adobe's professional photo editing software. ...

Aperture Replacement 'Photos' to Offer Image Search, Editing, Effects and Plugins

Tuesday July 1, 2014 12:11 pm PDT by
Last week, Apple announced that the company would be discontinuing their Aperture photo management software to focus development on the new Photos app that was introduced at WWDC. Details on Apple's new Photos app, however, remains scarce, leaving Aperture users with a lot of uncertainty. Ars Technica was able to get additional information from an Apple representative, who indicated that...

Corel Looking to Attract Aperture Users to AfterShot Pro 2 With $59 Pricing, Easy Migration

Friday June 27, 2014 12:46 pm PDT by
While Adobe has responded to Apple's announcement that it is ending development of its Aperture professional photo editing and management app for OS X by promising to "double down" on Lightroom, there are other players in the market. Corel is one of those competitors, and the company is hoping to attract some current Aperture users to switch to its AfterShot Pro 2 software launched last month. ...

Adobe 'Doubling Down' on Lightroom in Wake of Apple's Aperture Announcement

Friday June 27, 2014 11:52 am PDT by
Following Apple's announcement that it plans to cease further development on its professional photo editing software, Aperture, Adobe has released a statement encouraging Aperture users to check out its Creative Cloud plan or its standalone Lightroom app, a longtime Aperture competitor. The company says it is committed to helping former Aperture and iPhoto customers transition to Lightroom. Put...
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Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto

Friday June 27, 2014 9:47 am PDT by
Apple will no longer continue development on its professional photography application, Aperture, reports The Loop. Instead, the company is working on the Photos app for Mac that it introduced during the Worldwide Developer's Conference."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,...

Apple Offering 'Free' Updates to All Owners of Aperture, iWork, and iLife; Not Worried About Unethical Users

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:44 am PDT by
As part of its efforts to ensure that all eligible software owners are able to upgrade to the latest versions of its software on the Mac App Store, Apple is intentionally allowing users with any version of Aperture, iLife and iWork installed on their system to upgrade to the latest versions on the Mac App Store -- even illegally acquired or trial versions.In order to ensure that no legitimate...
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Apple Releases Aperture 3.5 With iCloud Photo Sharing, Apple Maps Support and Smug Mug Integration

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:45 pm PDT by
During today’s iPad-centric event, Apple announced that more than 20 iOS and Mac apps would receive updates over the course of the day. Aperture, Apple's photo editing and management software, has just been updated to version 3.5 adding new features and bug fixes. The update includes support for iCloud Photo sharing, allowing users to post content to shared streams and add videos to photo...
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Apple Releases Aperture 3.4.5 with Import and Memory Card Bug Fixes

Wednesday June 5, 2013 11:17 am PDT by
Apple today released Aperture 3.4.5, bringing fixes for several issues related to the handling of memory card and camera import and handling, as well as general stability improvements.What's New in Version 3.4.5 - Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when deleting items from a camera or memory card after import - Memory cards are now ejected correctly when using...

Aperture and iPhoto Updated with Performance Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:38 pm PDT by
Apple today updated both of its photo editing and management platforms. Aperture has been updated to version 3.4.4 while iPhoto has been updated to version 9.4.3. The updates contain several bug fixes and stability improvements and can be downloaded via the Mac App Store or Software Update. Aperture 3.4.4:-Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during image...

Google Releases $149 Nik Software Plug-in Bundle for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture

Monday March 25, 2013 4:09 pm PDT by
Back in September, Google purchased Nik Software of Snapseed fame. In addition to being the team behind the iOS photo editing app that was named Apple’s 2011 iPad App of the Year, Nik Software also produces several plug-ins for professional image editing applications like Aperture, Lightroom, and Photoshop. As of today, Nik's plug-ins are available as a single bundle, which is priced at...