Just last week we reported that Apple’s Aperture photo editing software would ceased to be developed any further. This cant be good news for current photographers who rely on Apple’s software for a living, but we guess an alternative would be Adobe Lightroom which is currently under a paid subscription system.
However the good news is that Apple is not exiting the photo editing software market. In fact according to a report from Ars Technica, it seems that Apple will be including some advanced features in their upcoming Photos app for OS X that will hopefully be good enough for photographers to perform their post-processing activities.
Now some have assumed that Photos will cater to the layman where the functions will be basic and somewhat limited. That will be semi-true as Photos will cater to the layman, but will also have features that could possibly appeal to more advanced users. For example when asked about what kind of advanced features users could expect, an Apple representative mentioned features such as image search, editing, effects, and most notably, third-party extensibility.
The Photos for OS X software will launch early next year. In the meantime photographers can continue to use Aperture, but we guess with Apple ceasing its development, updates and new features have pretty much gone out the window. If you’re fine with Aperture’s current features and functions, we guess this won’t be that big of a deal for you.