“Apple has officially pulled the plug on its professional photo management tool Aperture, focusing all of its attention on the new Photos app coming with OS X Yosemite later this year,” David Nield reports for Digital Trends. “The same app will also replace the existing iPhoto as Apple looks to revamp its approach to image handling across computers, devices and the cloud.”

“While seasoned Aperture users are dismayed at the news, the app — which competed directly with Adobe Lightroom — has not been updated for several years and didn’t look to be part of Apple’s long-term plans,” Nield reports. “The Cupertino company has confirmed that Aperture will run on Yosemite, though the software will no longer be developed from this point on.”

“Parts of the upcoming Photos app were demoed at WWDC. The software will enable users to apply several basic tweaks and effects to their images and manage a constantly updating stream of pictures through iCloud,” Nield reports. “It’s possible that some of Aperture’s functionality is going to be covered by paid-for add-ons to the main Photos app.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wait and see before leaping blindly to Lightroom. There’s no rush. Aperture still works. If Photos doesn’t have you covered, Lightroom will still be there.

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