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Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, edit, and share photos in the Apple photography ecosystem by Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 2. Convert iPhoto and Aperture Libraries

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Photos for OS X replaces both iPhoto and Aperture. Although each application will continue to work for a while, Apple won’t release any more updates other than to fix egregious bugs. I suspect that within a year or two the applications will no longer work at all. So what happens to the thousands of photos currently stored in their libraries?

The good news is that the Photos application offers a direct path for each application. It will open the libraries directly, with very little trouble involved. In fact, you’ll still be able to open the libraries in iPhoto or Aperture even after you’ve switched ...

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