Apple Photos for Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple's new Photos app brings iOS simplicity to the power of a desktop

Jason Parker

Apple's new Photos app bridges yet another gap between the company's operating systems and further cements its goal of a unified user experience across devices.

Released to developers today, and later to the public as part of OS X Yosemite , Photos mimics the iOS image-viewing experience, but adds powerful editing tools that you can get only on the desktop. It's an improved experience over the aging iPhoto and Aperture image editing products -- both of which it effectively replaces -- but more in how it simplifies the organizational tools rather than the new features it adds. It won't compete with dedicated photo-editing software like Photoshop, but it is a great way to organize and tweak your images.

As a developer-release, Photos still has some work ahead. At this early stage, though, the interface and tools are easy to use and will be useful for both beginning and expert photographers alike.

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  • Brand Apple
  • Category Photography and image editing
  • Compatibility Mac
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