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StuartOnline

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Apple Photo App Beta
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:27:32 PM »

Now anyone can download the Apple Photo App:
https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

As stated on their Website use caution when downloading.
It is suggested you use a secondary Mac if you have one.
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ButchM

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Re: Apple Photo App Beta
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 04:31:48 PM »

Keep in mind ... not only do you get the Photos app for OS X ... the install is the entire OS X 10.10.3 public beta ... so plan accordingly.
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Re: Apple Photo App Beta
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 08:46:26 PM »

I've not installed it on my workstation but the beta is working fine on my Mac Mini ( using it now).  Photos is interesting, a bit different than iPhotos, but it should be a hit for those who like it simple. 

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Re: Apple Photo App Beta
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 03:06:31 PM »

Can you use photos without using iCloud? Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 03:34:37 PM »

Can you use photos without using iCloud? Thanks

Yes
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 02:10:41 AM »

Keep in mind ... not only do you get the Photos app for OS X ... the install is the entire OS X 10.10.3 public beta ... so plan accordingly.

Indeed.  I install the whole thing, but my computer thinks it is still 10.10.2 and Photos refused to run.  Not to be deterred, I messed with the system version plist which caused my computer un-bootable.  I eventually got it back and fixed the plist.  Bottomline, don't do it if you are not prepared.

That said, here are the good news:

  • Photos preserved all the adjustments I had in Aperture.  Not sure about local adjustments.
  • There is healing brush.
  • You can copy and paste adjustments.
  • You can have multiple libraries, and designate one as System Library which syncs with iCloud (optional).
 

Now the not so good news:
  • There doesn't seem to be a photo ranking system.
  • It's a bit modal. For example, you can't copy and paste adjustments unless editing tools are shown.
  • No local adjustments.

Since the Help file is not functioning, that's all I have to report after a few minutes of use.

Cheers,
Richard
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