Aperture closing

In a not entirely unexpected move, Apple have announced that there will be no further development of their Lightroom rival, Aperture. I last mentioned it about four years ago, when I briefly considered using it as an alternative to Lightroom. I did give it a try, but there was never anything sufficiently compelling about it to lure me away. The fact that Lightroom has had several major upgrades while Aperture has just had the odd tweak does suggest that this is a market Apple is no longer concerned about.

They’re also terminating iPhoto in favour of the new Photos app. This will all integrate nicely between iOS and OS X, but I don’t see much being offered to those odd people who like to use actual cameras for their photography.