Adobe plans to double down on Lightroom and Creative Cloud in light of Apple's Aperture announcements

With Apple kicking Aperture and iPhoto to the curb, the folks at Adobe are ready to pick up the pieces wherever they can. Specifically, they're letting it be known Lightroom and Creative Cloud Photography solutions aren't going anywhere any time soon. In fact, they have 'a rich roadmap of rapid innovation' in the works for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks. From the Adobe blog:

Today, Apple announced they will no longer be developing Aperture in light of their new photography app for OS X. If you are an Aperture or iPhoto customer looking for change, check out our new Creative Cloud Photography plan announced last week, or our standalone Lightroom app for your desktop as alternatives.

The all new Creative Cloud Photography Plan gives you Photoshop (Mac / Win) and Lightroom (Mac / Win / iPhone / iPad / Web). This new offer not only addresses traditional desktop photo requirements but extends these workflows to the web and your mobile devices. Today, Lightroom mobile provides seamless access from desktop, tablet, phone and web.

Put simply we're doubling down on our investments in Lightroom and the new Creative Cloud Photography plan and you can expect to see a rich roadmap of rapid innovation for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks, months and years. We also continue to invest actively on the iOS and OSX platforms, and are committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution across desktop, device and web workflows.

As we highlighted in our 'Are we ready for Photos' piece, Aperture and iPhoto still work today and Apple has promised an Aperture compatibility update for OS X Yosemite when it ships this fall but there's no doubt that Adobe is hoping to capture some of those folks out there who don't quite think Apple's Photos solution is a good one.

Source: Adobe

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Adobe plans to double down on Lightroom and Creative Cloud in light of Apple's Aperture announcements


Been trying to instal Creative Cloud on my MacBook Air for two days and it's just not happening. Not even their tech support could help.

I've been using CC for two years (entire suite). It's now being used primarily on a 15" rMBP and Mac Pro, but initially I was using a MBA and iMac. I had a challenge too, as I had an older Creative Suite, it's updates as well as an older version of PS and Premier Elements. I essentially removed all of my older Adobe programs, and without hesitation the CC mngr app was able to launch and load the apps. Are you running elements or an older version of PS?

No... It's something to do with installing creative cloud. I managed to download only the Photoshop software as a stand-alone product (old school!) in the end...

ok day 1 of trying to use Photoshop and whenever I click on the Blur tool the applicaiton crashes... :(
I think it's time to look for an alternative...