John Gruber has more information on what’s going on with Aperture at Apple. Bottom line: by throwing too many engineers at the problem, they made a late project later (see The Mythical Man Month, one of my favorite business books), and after it shipped, all those extra engineers were redispersed within the company and the managers responsible for the debacle got the boot. Good stuff.
What the huh? Apple has disbanded the development team for Aperture? Gruber, tell me what I think about this.
Adobe has released the beta version of a program called Lightroom (OS X only), a competitor to Apple’s Aperture. Both are pro-level apps for manipulating and organizing digital photos. Here’s the story of Lightroom’s development from one of its developers. (via df)
Apple announces Aperture, professional-grade software for managing and manipulating photos. A little bit o’ iPhoto mixed with Photoshop, it looks like. (Also, new Powerbooks…higher res, better battery life.)