Adobe Develops Guide To Move From Aperture To Lightroom

Adobe Develops Guide To Move From Aperture To Lightroom

Last month, Apple announced that they were ceasing development of the beloved Apple Aperture. While the software is still usable and available for purchase and download, it has a timeline on how long it will work, as new camera profiles will no longer be supported. Fortunately, Adobe has made the transition a little easier, with a simple transition guide.

The guide, available for free, will help people move their catalogs and settings from Aperture over to Adobe Lightroom 5 with ease. If you're one of those still grasping on to Aperture, perhaps now is a good time to try out Lightroom 5, which is available for $9.99 along with Adobe Photoshop CC through their Photography Plan.

Click here to view the guide.

If you're looking for an even easier method (at a price), check out Tony Roslund's solution from a couple days ago.

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Spy Black's picture

Never one to hesitate quickly moving in on wounded animal, that Adobe. Did the same with FCP 10, aka iMovie Pro.

Pay attention, Phase One. You need to get on the case and develop your own app to do the same, and pronto if you'd like to be another vulture on this fresh carcass.

Zach Sutton's picture

Apple chose to end how is Adobe an evil corporation for taking advantage of that market share? Adobe has done nothing up til this point to push them out of the industry.

You need to take off your tinfoil hat.

Spy Black's picture

I wasn't implying that at all. I'm just commenting at Adobe's rapid pace at such development, capitalizing on it as they did with FCP. More importantly, I think if Phase One wants a piece of this action, they need to do exactly the same, and quickly, unless they just want to hand over all Aperture users to Adobe.

I think Apple made a bad job with this announcement. They should have shed a bright light on what's to come after Aperture. I'm sticking to Aperture until next spring. Then, if the replacement is not good enough for me, I will switch. As a last resort.

I'm with you on this. I can't imagine that Apple, with their graphics and media background, will have nothing to offer. I think the new Photos app will simply be all of Aperture and iPhoto rolled into one app.

Ralph Berrett's picture

This will help Aperture people move to Adobe, but I would have like to have seen some alternatives like Capture 1. There are a lot of issues with Adobe that are not software issues. The big question now is when are they going to move to cloud licensing on Lightroom so photographers can pay a monthly fee to access their libraries. Now that Apple is dropping out.

Adobe is not known for customer service or listening customer concerns.

Spy Black's picture

Yeah, the primary alternative is Capture One. You would think they would make an app like this that gives Aperture users at least one additional choice between staying put or jumping to LightRoom.

There is a "dark horse", if you will, in DxO Optics Pro 0.1 software, which most people either aren't aware can handle RAW or don't think it's competitive, which actually it is.

Ralph Berrett's picture

As much as I may like Adobe products, Adobe has a history of huge price increases especially with no competition. These days I use bridge for raw editing. Lightroom and Aperture library system was not designed for network systems. I wonder what Scott Bourne is going to do?

Just want to jump in on the network bit. Yes, while you can't open catalogs over the network, you can keep your files on a server. I have mine on a server with a gbit network. Amazingly enough, files open faster over this network for me. It also helps that I get throughput of about 150MB/s when reading and writing files and since it's all going directly to ram and ssd(primary hdd) for reading while local, it's pretty fast.

That said, it would be nice to have full network compatibility with the catalog files as well.