Many users are jumping ship from Aperture, and that’s understandable. But one of the options is the wait-and-see approach, which is exactly what I’m doing. Read on to understand my thought process, my frustrations, and my tolerance!
Want to get your hands on the new Photos.app for OS X? Now’s your chance—for free. Apple has release a public beta of OS X 10.10.3, and anyone can try it out. Just be sure not to do this on your primary/only system, m’kay?
According to the early reviews, the current beta of Photos lacks the metadata and ratings power of Aperture. Photo Mechanic offers a possible solution, if you need metadata control but are determined to use Photos.
Photos for OS X is – and isn’t – a lot of things. It is an awesome app, but it isn’t an Aperture replacement. That much we speculated in advance, and now we know it to be certain. So the big question is… will it ever be? And how will this site evolve to support that answer?
The speculation about Photos and what it really will be holds on. Apple is as tight-lipped as we know it about their new holistic photo managment solution. However, there are actually some insights within the developer documentation for iOS8.
I’ve been a guest on a few podcasts over the last week, with the main topic of course being the discontinuation of Aperture, what it means, what to watch out for, etc. I’ve listed them all here for your weekend listening pleasure!
Reflecting back on the WWDC keynote and what we saw demonstrated and discussed, with the new knowledge that Photos will replace Aperture and iPhoto, may provide some additional insight initially overlooked.