This is a quick post to bring to the attention of Aperture users who want to transition to Lightroom. Adobe has just announced a Lightroom plugin that will import the Aperture collection into Lightroom. Since the image adjustments are made using a different model, the adjustments will not be imported but the plugin will import the original file as well as a copy of the Aperture-adjusted image. To learn more and to download the plugin, visit the Adobe page for Aperture Importer. (The previous page on Adobe site is no longer visible, link removed.) A major caveat, based on 20 reviews, is that for some really strange reason Adobe made this plugin tied to its Creative Cloud platform. I have not used the plugin since I am not on a Mac platform computer. It this is indeed true it is totally nonsensical. However, if you are an Aperture user who also subscribes to Adobe Creative Cloud, this may be a solution for you.
Editorial comment: I wish Adobe would stop forcing itself on to users in the form of Creative Cloud which I called in an earlier post “Captive Consumer“.
Note added on October 20, 2014: The Lightroom Queen has posted a comment informing the availability of the plugin from a direct download. I am not an Mac platform nor do I use Aperture, so the link is provided with no validation on my part. On her blog post she has more detailed instructions if you need it. Thanks Victoria.