Apple is finally showing off the new photos app that will be replacing iPhoto and Aperture. This is one of the first many previews I've seen and so I wanted to get it out to you guys ASAP
For those of us who are experienced aperture users, we are either going to be holding onto our aperture license for a while until it breaks, or switching to Lightroom.
And, as I said it is very much a program for those people who want simple and automatic changes to their photos. Those of us who did sophisticated editing in Aperture are just not going to be happy with what we see here.
More on Apple Photos
Via The Verge:
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Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. It will be followed by a public Photos beta, with the final Photos product delivered to Mac users as part of a free software update this spring. (Check out our complete hands-on report here.)
Apple announced last year that it would end development on its consumer photo library, iPhoto, and its professional photo editing suite, Aperture. In their place, the company said it would develop an all new product, tied closely to the cloud. The resulting product will likely feel like an improvement for most iPhoto users, though users of Aperture’s more powerful editing and organizational features are likely to find it wanting.
What can you expect from Photos? A clean, reasonably intuitive library for your pictures combined with simple cloud backup solution and useful editing tools. The app has the same flat look of the Photos app from iOS and should be easy to navigate for anyone who has spent time with an iPhone. Migrating your photo libraries to the new app is as simple as opening Photos; you can keep both iPhoto and Aperture on your system if you like.
The app has four main tabs. Photos contains all of your pictures in chronological order. Shared contains pictures from your shared photo streams, along with an activity feed for likes and comments in those streams. Albums contains albums that you’ve created yourself. And aside from storing slideshows, Projects is essentially a storefront for Apple’s printed photo products: cards, books, calendars, and so on. (You can now print your panoramic photos there, too.)
Read full article at The Verge “Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement”
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