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I just finished re-watching (for the third time) the WWDC 2014 keynote.  The handwriting was on the wall.  It was obvious that Photos would replace iPhoto, but a lot of us hoped Aperture was going to get an update, or perhaps an overhaul to provide more extensive editing capabilities than Photos appears to have.  

The brief Photos for OS X demo shows that it carries the same simple editing features that their iOS versions have, but also includes siders to make specific adjustments (highlight/shadow sliders have both positive and negative value adjustments, similar to Lightroom).  

The various WWDC sessions indicate that Apple's updated programming specifically related to photography includes the capabilities for lens correction, better noise reduction, etc.  This may indicate the ability for developers to create nondestructive plug-ins for Photos for OS X that will greatly expand it's capabilities.

For the casual photographer, Photos may be enough.  When I got back into photography in 2000, I started with Photoshop 6.  When Aperture was first introduced,  I liked the idea of a program that made organization of my photo library easier, and sill allowed for outside editing by something like PS if needed.

Apple's focus seems to be (at least for now) on the casual photographer that relies on their iPhone rather than a DSLR.  Perhaps Photos will be more than just an iPhoto replacement or desktop app to edit your images from your iPhone.  Time will tell.

I've been dual processing in both Aperture and Lr/PS CC for about 8 months now, "just in case".  Apple's announcement on Friday made the decision to pull Aperture (and iPhoto) from my rMBP that much easier.  
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+Walter Rowe Totally agree with your assessment of the potential for Photos.  Time will tell.  My Aperture library is backed up separately - so that when Photos is released, I can import it in.  In the interim, I've personally chosen to move my workflow over to Lr and PS CC.  

I know there are still a lot of people that refuse to pay for a subscription.  That fine for them.  I have no issues paying for $120 a year for PS CC and Lr, especially when PS CC gets new features added on a regular basis (just like prior versions of PS did with each upgrade).
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If you own the disc version of Aperture, and you've updated to OS X Mavericks and then update to Aperture 3.5, Aperture gets added to your Purchases list in the App Store.
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+Markus Lehteinen I followed the suggested procedure and Aperture, Numbers, Pages and Keynote showed up in App-store as available updates but none of my Apple-IDs were accepted :-(.
So I guess - back to start....
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Lens Correction - how often do you use it?  Every image? Below a certain focal length (i.e. 28mm)? Or...what's that?
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Save PDF to JPEG question -
Under the Print option to Save PDF to JPEG, is there an option to choose a high quality JPEG?
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The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that Joseph is on to something.  The enhancements to both OS X Mavericks and iOS7 Photos will also require an update to iPhoto and Aperture.
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Yeap, but Apple never had a beta for Aperture or any other software except OSs and services (e.g. iWork Cloud) as far as I know
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Great to hear that Google will provide a free upgrade to current owners of any of their software to the new Nik Collection by Google.  WayCoolGroovy
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As Aperture currently doesn't have lens correction built in, what's your preferred method - via Photoshop or PTLens?
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The EXIF info tells it what profile to select based on what camera/lens was used to create the image. My question is whether the correction happens on the raw data in the pre-demosaic stage or on the RGB data in the post-demosaic stage?
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What's the verdict on TotallyRad's Lr presets?  Thumbs up or...?
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If you own the disc version of Aperture, and you've updated to OS X Mavericks and then update to Aperture 3.5, Aperture gets added to your Purchases list in the App Store.
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Found a bug - serious one in Aperture 3.5 that all of you should keep an eye out for...

Exporting images produces crazy results in terms of color after Aperture has been running for a while... haven't nailed down what sequence of use causes this but once it happens it ALWAYS happens until you re-start Aperture. 

I also switched the export preset and then switched it back once that seemed to cure it but the re-start seems to be more reliable. 

Bottom line - CHECK YOUR EXPORTED FILES. When the bug hits they are WAY WAY WAY off - not just a little bit.

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I've got a bit of a conundrum, and would appreciate your input.  I purchased ("forgive me for I have sinned") Lr5 (upgrade with the NAPP discount) about a month ago.  The only thing I'm impressed with is the Develop module.  The rest...is a mess.

I also have PS CS6 which can essentially accomplish all of the highlight/shadow/lens correction work that Lr5 can do.  I like the results of Lr5, but loathe the rest of how it's set up.  Aperture's project based organization rocks, along with the OS X/iOS integration.

Would you keep Lr5 until the next version of Aperture comes out, or dump it and use PS CS6 when needed.  Appreciate your thoughts/input.
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I made the switch from Lightroom to Aperture and back to Lightroom.  It's a hassle to move tens of thousands of pictures back and forth, especially if you want to duplicate all your keywords, flags, stars, etc.

Pick one and stick with it.  It really makes no sense to edit in Lightroom and organize in Aperture.  While you can get some of the metadata to transfer over between programs, you can not transfer any of the edits and will have to do that all over again.

Organization is definitely better in Aperture, but Lightroom does have close equivalents of folders (collection sets), projects (collections), albums (collections can be nested), and smart albums (smart collections).  None of these things are identical to what you get in Aperture, but it will get you 85-90% there depending on your usage.
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Joseph Linachke did an article yesterday related to the iOS 7 Photos demo.  The more I re-read his thoughts, the more I'm inclined to agree.  The enhancements to OS X Mavericks and iOS  7 almost mandate major updates to both iPhoto and Aperture.

Also,. during the MBA demo, Aperture (and FCP X) were both featured, albeit for only a short time. 

Yeah....I'd like to see an update sooner than the fall, but....I can wait.
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I can do perspective control with my copy of PS Elements if I need to. But I'd rather keep it all within Aperture, rather than having to convert to another file format for editing outside the application. I've got the older version of Perfect Layers I guess. Because the masking brush on mine doesn't detect edges and that makes it very difficult to work with. I should probably give the new version a try. UPDATE: I recently rented a Tilt/Shift lens and it solves my lens correction issues for verticals. 
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As Aperture currently doesn't have lens correction built in, what's your preferred method - via Photoshop or PTLens?
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DxO Optics is a routine element of my workflow because as +Andreas Yankopolus points out it does an excellent job with lens correction and noise reduction. It also allows for batch changes of multiple corrections. 
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