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5 March 2015

In an email to Aperture users today, Apple clarified its policy on its professional photo editing and management application. The short version is, as the company has said before, Aperture will no longer be available for sale from the Mac App Store when Photos for OS X launches this spring.

The company emphasized that Aperture owners will still be able to use the application under OS X Yosemite but no additional copies will be available for purchase.

It also noted Aperture libraries can be migrated to Photos for OS X, "including your photos, adjustments, albums, and keywords." This will not affect your Aperture library because "Aperture and Photos do not share a unified library."

The full text of the email follows.

Apple Statement on Aperture

Dear Aperture customer,

Last June, we introduced the new Photos apps for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, along with iCloud Photo Library, which lets you safely store all your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere.

When Photos for OS X launches this spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store. You can continue to use Aperture on OS X Yosemite, but you will not be able to buy additional copies of the app.

You can migrate your Aperture library to Photos for OS X, including your photos, adjustments, albums and keywords. After migrating, your Aperture library remains intact. However, Aperture and Photos do not share a unified library, so any changes made after the migration will not be shared between the apps.

To learn more about Photos for OS X, click here. If you're interested in trying the OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta, which includes Photos for OS X, click here.

We thank you for using Aperture and hope you will enjoy the new Photos for OS X app.



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