Apple’s Upcoming Photos for OS X Brings Bright Picture

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints by some users who said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the update interferes with their ability to make phone calls. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
In this June 2, 2014 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints by some users who said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the update interferes with their ability to make phone calls. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
In this June 2, 2014 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

 

NEW YORK (USA Today) — Back in 2002 when Apple launched iPhoto on the Mac, a single member of your household likely snapped most if not all the family pictures, which were then imported to a computer. More than a dozen years later, armed with cameras inside smartphones that are typically better than the point-and-shoots used back then, everybody in the family shoots pictures — and oh, by the way, videos, too.

Folks are tooling around with selfies, panoramas, time-lapse photographs and slow-motion video. And those pictures and videos turn up everywhere: on phones, tablets and computers.

With the photographic times a-changin’, Apple was due to overhaul the way images are handled on the Mac.

The result is Photos for OS X, a splendid new app for Macs running OS X Yosemite that’s meant to nudge iPhoto into retirement (though iPhoto will remain on the Mac).

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