Adobe recently released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple’s program to Lightroom, taking advantage of Apple’s decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app “Photos.” The guide recommends exporting original images with metadata intact and TIFF versions of the file before importing to Lightroom. The process is a little burdensome, as expected since Aperture’s imaging engine is different than that of Adobe’s, but it does work.

For those of you who didn’t know, the Cupertino California company previously announced it has stopped development of Aperture and iPhoto ahead of the debut of its new Photos app, which is going to be released alongside iOS 8 this fall and on OS X Yosemite in 2015. Apple mentioned that existing Aperture users will be able to migrate their libraries over to Photos for OS X but will only have a limited toolset to work with. Many are speculating that professional photographers may be disappointed with the “prosumer” Photos app and as a result, Adobe saw an opportunity to boast its offerings.

When Apple made the announcement, Adobe leapt at the opportunity to capture pro users moving away from Aperture and shortly after, announced that they were allocating some of their efforts into a Lightroom migration solution. Users are now able to follow the steps in the quick reference migration guide and supposedly have an easier time moving over. With the migration guide, Adobe is pushing for its Creative Cloud Photography Plan, which includes Lightroom for OS X, on the Web and mobile, in addition to the core Photoshop CC for $9.99 per month alongside the various other comprehensive Creative Cloud subscriptions.

Will any of you be making the move over?

Source: Adobe (PDF)