1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    After Apple’s recent announcement about discontinuing both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of OS X Yosemite’s new Photos app, software giant, Adobe, chimed in to tout its “rich roadmap” for Lightroom, which was Aperture’s main competitor, to reiterate the company’s commitment to Apple-based photographers. Adobe digital imaging executive, Winston Hendrickson, said the following in a blog post regarding the matter:

    Put simply we're doubling down on our investments in Lightroom and the new Creative Cloud Photography plan and you can expect to see a rich roadmap of rapid innovation for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks, months and years.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Lightroom saw its first stable release in 2007 and has sapped a number of former Aperture users in recent years as Apple’s offering seemed near-abandoned.

    Lightroom is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography subscription program which gives users access to the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop CC for $9.99 per month. This will represent a steep step up in cost for Aperture users who have been able to purchase recent copies of the software for just $79.99. Hendrickson added the following:

    We also continue to invest actively on the iOS and OSX platforms, and are committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution across desktop, device and web workflows.
    The company later mentioned that they are working on ways for Aperture users to import their libraries to Lightroom but didn’t provide any further details.

    For those of you who missed Apple’s announcement regarding Aperture, the following was mentioned in a brief statement by the Cupertino California company about the matter:

    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. When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.
    Source: Adobe (blog)

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-06-27 11:54 PM
  2. NSXrebel's Avatar
    I just remembered about Adobe's CC subscriptions fees. No thanks, I will be sticking with Aperture as long as I can if this new Photos app is not up to snuff.
    2014-06-28 12:48 AM
  3. dsg's Avatar
    you can buy Lightroom without Creative Cloud (CC), look here just select Lightroom 5 standalone, bottom of the page; next page hit the edit option and select full instead of upgrade. simple
    Last edited by dsg; 2014-06-28 at 03:39 AM.
    2014-06-28 03:30 AM
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