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Aperture of things to come.

As reported by MacRumors.com Apple is to offer “Image Search, Editing, Effects and Plugings” to the upcoming ‘Photos’ application.

This is welcome news but what they didn’t mention was backward compatibility with current plugins for Aperture. This I’m sure would be critical for any photography professional or enthusiast and the developers of the plugins for Aperture. That is if the current publishers of plugins for Aperture continue to develop for the Photos application at all. Perhaps they might abandon the Mac altogether, there’s no telling at this point.

As this entire situation is a mess, for those using Aperture, I’m sure a big issue will be plugin compatibility on Mac OS X Yosemite once it’s released this fall. The developers are stuck having to temporarily support their products for a version of Aperture that is to be discontinued. The main question is, will Apple make the Photos application plugin framework function with older plugins? Will Apple make it easy for current publishers to move their plugins to Photos? One would assume they would, but you know what they say about assuming.