IPhoto Has Died! Long Live Photos!

Believe me, before the end of the spring all the users OS X Yosemite will be shouting these words. And is that now that I’ve been able to spend a few days using in depth the Photos for Mac beta my prints have become even more positive that during that first tour of the new Apple app.

Photos is definitely much more quick and agile than iPhoto never was, and Yes, also more simple, practical and powerful. Even though we are talking about a beta and the final version still it could include some more change, Apple has done very well the duties on this occasion. Not we are applications that rewrote from scratch for anything before another iMovie or Final Cut X, leaving plenty of features that were not recovered until later revisions.

No, photos is from day one superior in everything to iPhoto, and few absences which we can detect are acceptable, they have justification, and/or have been resolved one way or another:

  • The old Score Star has disappeared, but it is one of the things that we have learned from over the years: most users are not able to use them correctly. Or is the 5-star, or is 1, but the criterion in assigning any intermediate value dances from one day to another making it pretty pointless and unnecessarily complicated. The heart to mark our photographs and videos It is much more practical. You like it? Mark it. The end. And if still you are firm defenders of the old system and you had your qualified photo to photo library, quiet, during migration scores become labels by which you can always create smart albums to filter them as you wish or even find them from the search engine by writing something like “4 star”.
  • The same could be said of the Brand, the display of the flag that iPhoto uses to make temporary selections. Photos there is anything but considering how easy that is to make selections without more and add them to an album, even a new one created for the occasion, I doubt that anyone is going to miss this feature.
  • Sort by keywords, title, score… Some have disappeared along with the corresponding function (score), others have been integrated into the search engine in a more accessible way (keywords) and automatic sorting by date has replaced the old system of events. What if that shocks for the time being is that we can not easily reorder albums (the only concept which keeps Photos, and iPhoto events are transformed to which during the migration) but again, it’s a beta and given that it is possible to do so indirectly via the sidebar (disabled by default) Surely solvent facing the final version.
  • Finally, the advanced iPhoto Preferences option to Edit in another app It has disappeared from all all. I know up to what point is something demanded by users, but bearing in mind that the app for iOS allows third-party integrated into it by adding additional and other filters, I suppose it’s one of the things that will come, I venture to predict, after the summer, when the next version of Xcode for OS X released.

Users of Aperture on the other hand does have every right in the world to feel abandoned. Photos inherits many advanced editing tools, but as already supposed, their aspirations are others, yielding full professional sector to Adobe Lightroom.

In the future perhaps implement functions such as curves, split view, magnifying glass, adjustment brushes (which paradoxically were iPhoto iOS version) or, please, the ability to copy and paste settings to tweak an image and apply changes to an entire sequence with similar characteristics.

As you can see there is room to improve, but I insist, taking clear pictures is and isn’t, it I have no doubt that we are facing a remarkable addition to OS X that is well worth the two corpses left on the road.

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