Apple planning to streamline the way OS X and iOS handle photos
Apple has a number of changes coming when they release updates for OS X and iOS later on this year, but we now know a new change that will affect how users handle their photos. They have now announced that they are going to ditch the iPhoto App and Aperture, their answer to Adobe’s Lightroom program that allows basic editing for photographers.
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The change is going to mean they will need something to replace them with, which leaves some worried. Using a new App called Photos for OS X, Apple is hoping they will be able to satisfy both professionals and everyday users alike. While it remains to be seen how affective they will be in that regard, they do have a proven track record of producing incredibly usable products that satisfy almost any need.
That change will also be coming to iOS devices when they release the iOS 8 update this Fall. iPhones will also no longer have the mobile iPhoto App, although it isn’t known if a replacement of a similar fashion will be coming.
They don’t intend to get rid of any other creative Apps that cater to professionals, since Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are both going to continue being worked on. This change, though, in combination with the opening of iOS to developers means that there is a lot that could be going on with the latest updates without sacrificing ease of use that Apple is famous for.
Source: Apple Balla