Apple announces the end of their image editing software Aperture

Apple introduced a new Photos app during its Worldwide Developers Conference that will become the new platform for the company. As part of the transition, Apple have announced that they will no longer be developing their professional photography application, Aperture.

The Photos app, which was shown off only briefly during WWDC, will combine with iCloud Photo Library, replacing both Aperture and iPhoto. While Photos will allow users to store, search, and edit photos via the cloud on Apple devices, it is unlikely to include the more robust, professional-oriented tools found in Aperture. 

Aperture which was once the front runner in the image organising and editing space has been losing ground to Adobe Lightroom for several years now and this news will be a blow to die hard fans who were hoping for an Aperture 4.