Apple is killing Aperture, and replacing it and iPhoto with new Photos app

Apple's Photos app for iOS8.


Apple's Photos app for iOS8.

A big bummer for professional photographers who use Aperture: Apple will no longer develop Aperture, reports The Loop. At Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for iOS8 that will replace the professional photography application, and eventually, consumer-focused iPhoto.

“With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.”