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OS X 10.10.3 may arrive today, boasting new pro-grade Photos app

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Having first been made available to developers back in February, OS X 10.10.3 may be arriving for the rest of us today, according to a new report in the Associated Press.

The article in question concerns the new (free) Photos app for Mac, which serves as a replacement for iPhoto and Aperture. Photos makes it easy to organize and edit your photos using professional grade tools, such as granular color correction and a slew of other functions, previously available only in pro-grade apps like Adobe Lightroom.

Apple confirms Aperture will die when Photos for Mac launches

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For those of us who have long been suffering under the tyrrany of iPhoto, Photos for Mac represents a beautiful new frontier of speedy and powerful photo-editing on the Mac. But if you’re an Aperture lover, Photos for Mac represents something more bitter: the total killing of Apple’s pro photo-editing suite in favor of a more consumer-oriented product.

If you’ve been hoping for a last minute reprieve, and for Tim Cook to step in and save Aperture, sorry, we’ve got bad news. Once Photos for Mac launches, you won’t even be able to buy Aperture on the App Store anymore.