“During the 2014 WWDC keynote, Apple demoed a very early build of its upcoming Photos application for Mac. The app will be available next year for OS X Yosemite, but for now all we really know is that its arrival will bring about the end of both iPhoto and Aperture,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac. “That news drew the attention of everyone who uses either of those applications, with many saying Apple no longer cared about pro-level users.”
“In an attempt to quell the outrage, Apple released a statement to Ars Technica saying that Photos for Mac would still support pro features, but what exactly constituties a ‘pro-level’ feature in Apple’s eyes?,” Beasley wonders. “According to the statement, Photos will feature support for third-party plugins, library search, and advanced editing. If that sounds a little vague to you, it’s probably because Apple doesn’t really want to answer the question.
Beasley reports, “Like it or not, Apple is making big changes to its lineup of photo editing products —though, given what we know of the software so far, it seems many power users will end up firmly on the ‘or not’ side.”
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