|David Curry |||Feb 07, 2015 07:26 AM EST|
(Photo : Apple) Apple has dropped its consumer and professional photo editing programs for Photos for OS X.
Apple has finally dropped its iPhoto and Aperture photo editing applications, condensing them into Photos for OS X, which will launch later this year.
The move comes as Apple seeds Photos for OS X to developers and members of the press before adding it onto the Yosemite 10.10.3 update in the next few months.
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Photos for OS X will feature the same light features for consumers, while adding some of the professional editing tools for Aperture users. Neither is perfect, however.
Apple will continue to update its new photo editing service until it has the right balance of simplicity alongside available options for professionals to really edit their photos.
It's not the first time Apple has tried to "dumb down" its applications and shut out the professionals, but at a time when Apple is grabbing more consumers than ever before, it has less time for professionals and enterprise.
Photos for OS X features a similar design to the iOS app (of the same name) and works in the same ways, but like we said before Apple added editing tools for professionals to get to work, something Photos for iOS doesn't feature.
Even if Apple doesn't seem to be worried about the loss of Aperture users, it's clearly still invested in photo editing to some degree, making sure it has services available for OS X users.
Considering the camera is one of Apple's standout features on the iPhone, having these editing options is a plus. Hopefully, in iOS 9 we'll see some of these features in Photos for OS X ported to the mobile version.
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