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Heads-up: Apple will pull Aperture once Photos arrives

Aperture on a MacBook Pro

If you're determined to snag Aperture before Apple rides it into the sunset, you'd better do it quickly. Cupertino is now warning photo editing mavens that it's pulling Aperture from the Mac App Store once Photos is available this spring. You should still have the option of restoring your Aperture copy if you lose it, but there won't be a way to buy it if you decide that neither Photos nor Adobe Lightroom are your cups of tea. While the cutoff isn't all that shocking given Apple's historical eagerness to ditch older software as new versions roll out, it's not cheerful news if you were hoping that Aperture would stick around for a little while longer.