Apple releases Photos app for Mac with beta download of OS X 10.10.3
Apple showcased a demo of the all-new Photos app for the Mac during the announcement of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We got to see a video demonstration of the new Photos app for OS X Yosemite as it was a work in progress. In addition to announcing new Photos app, Apple also announced that they will be ending future updates for Aperture and iPhoto.
We recently covered a story where we explained why Apple isn’t afraid of cannibalising its own products and the all-new Photos app is just another example of that. However, this time they have killed two of their powerful applications in favour of simplicity and making Mac apps work better with iOS devices. Earlier today, for the first time Apple made the new Photos app available for download to developers as a part of first beta of OS X 10.10.3.
According to David Pogue, “Photos is fast, slick, and very easy to learn and navigate”. Photos for Mac looks very similar to Photos for iOS. The new app will feature layout just like on an iPhone and iPad. With iCloud for Photos users will be able to store their entire photo library to the cloud and have them available across all Apple devices. Editing features like adjusting light, colour and more work just like on iOS and for the first time your edits will also be synced across iOS devices.
Every year we see Apple reducing the boundaries between OS X and iOS by re-writing existing apps and by enabling new capabilities. With Yosemite Apple introduced Continuity and Handoff that allows the user to switch between devices as if they are same but, just different in form factor.
Photos for OS X Yosemite is expected to be made available for download “this spring”.