Now that's a let-down. And without competition, how much time and money will Adobe spend to spice things up? Or are there other serious alternatives?I am quite shocked as to how many people actually care that Aperture isn't going to be supported anymore. I don't use Aperture, I use Lightroom on the Mac and until a few minutes ago, I didn't know anyone who used Aperture. My understanding is that Aperture hasn't seen an update in quite a while so I guess my question is, why be all upset at Apple now? If you were using Aperture and liked it, keep using it till you can't anymore then migrate.The people like me who were holding out on Aperture were waiting for "Aperture X", i.e. a complete overhaul of the application like Final Cut Pro and Logic received. Seems that we have to change to Lightroom after all.
How is Lightroom on the Mac anyhow? From some years back I remember Adobe software being really crappy Carbon-based legacy-ware, many bugs, slow, unintuitive. Is Adobe software from today state-of-the-art 64-bit Cocoa? With good usability?
Slow, clunky and completely GPU unaware. Takes for ever to render edited images and lot of spinning beach balls. My fingers are crossed for v6. It's all we can do.
What do other people on a Mac use? How are the new version of Canon's tools? For a long time they used to be even worse than the ones from Adobe...