Apple's 'Photos' for OS X to come with pro-level image search, editing, plugins, more

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  • Reply 81 of 92
    philboogie wrote: »
    Good find! Wow, well, that certainly looks like what Apple has said about the Photos app, and the integration with iOS & a webbrowser. I really wish this will be a home run, as I am having quite a few 'issues' with 10.10 and iTunes12. Early 2015 can't come soon enough. And if it's not 'upto snuff' I'll simply continue to use Aperture.
    Nothing wrong with that.

    I'm hoping to find some time to try the service above this week and give it a 'mini review'. Also, how Apple could (possibly) do it better. The biggest thing I like is that it uses the synced database approach across platforms. Actually, Google had this long ago with Picassa (which was purchased), but the interface is such an abomination that it's unusable, regardless of the "prying eyes" aspect of everything Google.
    OT: happy to see this post notification seeing dropped into my inbox. New articles and posts from people I follow don't make it through over email anymore. I tried disabling / re-enabling it, no dice. Also changed email providers which didn't fix it. So if anyone thinks I'm being lame for not responding it could be I had no idea about your post in the first place.

    Have you tried adding [email protected] to your (trusted) contacts, just to be sure it's not getting thrown out as spam? I have multiple mail accounts across different services, with AI added to my 20 odd year old Yahoo mail. Never have a problem.

    Note: on an aside, the next thing that needs fixing across the internet is forum/website discussions and comments. The top down, static thread nature of topics and comments is becoming untenable. A thread like this one after a certain time, IMO, needs to be topically merged. So many good ideas, comments, and info... scattered haphazardly with repeated comments, opinions and often times troll-suppression... that it becomes difficult to keep tabs on it all. I do this myself by keeping good notebooks on Evernote. On more important threads than this one, such as troubleshooting tech problems, how many times have you run across answers or helpful user links to answers scattered over multiple threads? Apple Discussions forum comes to mind, which again IMHO... is a disaster. Naturally, we all know why this is probably never going to be addressed: because it's not in the financial interests of the websites, and quite the contrary. Every site wants to be "sticky", not just the.... well ya know... ;)
  • Reply 82 of 92
    ^ post

    Oooh, please do give us a mini review! Your attention to detail and taste, for a lack of a better word (possibly the right one anyway), will give me just what I would love to read.

    A synched DB is what Apple is doing with Photos, so I agree, the right approach. I also don't like Picassa; I feel it's clunky. (though Apple has their fair share of chunkiness, like iTunes12 IMO. I won't elaborate on that; tl;n1wr)

    Yup, added the AI email address, won't change didley (spelling?)

    I also agree on the Forum Fing. Unfortunately they're not designed as DB's and as a result it's all just plain text, and we need to gander through it all to read the 'gem posts' like many people give us here, for free, to read.

    Please excuse me for not posting anything substantial, other than a mere response to your post; I'm spending way less time on this forum, as you may have noticed. Still, the posts I read from you and a couple of others: I thank you all for giving me refreshing insights into what y'all think. "Peace out"
  • Reply 83 of 92
    philboogie wrote: »
    Oooh, please do give us a mini review! Your attention to detail and taste, for a lack of a better word (possibly the right one anyway), will give me just what I would love to read.

    A synched DB is what Apple is doing with Photos, so I agree, the right approach. I also don't like Picassa; I feel it's clunky. (though Apple has their fair share of chunkiness, like iTunes12 IMO. I won't elaborate on that; tl;n1wr)

    Yup, added the AI email address, won't change didley (spelling?)

    I also agree on the Forum Fing. Unfortunately they're not designed as DB's and as a result it's all just plain text, and we need to gander through it all to read the 'gem posts' like many people give us here, for free, to read.

    Please excuse me for not posting anything substantial, other than a mere response to your post; I'm spending way less time on this forum, as you may have noticed. Still, the posts I read from you and a couple of others: I thank you all for giving me refreshing insights into what y'all think. "Peace out"

    No excuse necessary. I'm terribly busy of late as always come this time of year, but also a couple of weeks ago decided to step away from the forums here and elsewhere. I realized that I was spending far too much time reading, and responding repeatedly, on subjects that I've already stated my opinion on. No need to repeat myself, or re-read repeated opinions that often times just upset me. Life is far too short... and getting shorter by the day to revisit the past continuously. That's not to say that the banter hasn't been enjoyable (mostly!) and chatting across threads with folks such as yourself is always fun and eye-opening.

    Anyway... I'll always be hanging around and keeping an eye out here for developments, people and topics where I think I might be able to make a positive contribution, and let the rest of the folks have their entertainment arguing.

    * Not sure when I'm going to have a couple of hours free here to do the review, but surely in the next couple of weeks. I'm really dying to try it out, because I have a number of clients that would love Mylio to work in a way that I've already have said some "famous companies" service will work similar in the future. I'll be sure to call you out or PM ya, OK? Til then... 'pas op' :)
  • Reply 84 of 92
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,671member
    ...but also a couple of weeks ago decided to step away from the forums here and elsewhere. I realized that I was spending far too much time reading, and responding repeatedly, on subjects that I've already stated my opinion on.

    Same here. I don't think I make any significant contribution to the forum as there are far smarter people here, with more experience. Besides, it's a forum on Apple gear and software, I think I would gain more from participating in a purely IT focused forum.
    That's not to say that the banter hasn't been enjoyable (mostly!) and chatting across threads with folks such as yourself is always fun and eye-opening.

    Ha! Yeah, we're the happy bunch on this forum. A lot of funky jokes, coupled with excellent views and insightful posts from 'the regular bunch with fantastic first-time posters' intertwined.
    * Not sure when I'm going to have a couple of hours free here to do the review, but surely in the next couple of weeks. I'm really dying to try it out, because I have a number of clients that would love Mylio to work in a way that I've already have said some "famous companies" service will work similar in the future. I'll be sure to call you out or PM ya, OK? Til then... 'pas op' :)

    Please, only write and post if you want to yourself, I'm sure there are reasonable reviews coming out, or perhaps already are. But yes, a PM will be much appreciated (and seems the only thing to come through into my inbox, save for an occasional reply like this one) but don't feel obligated. Til then... 'selbstverständlich'
  • Reply 85 of 92
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ThePixelDoc View Post



    It seems that many of these threads die off.... but I'd still like to give a heads up to some new developments in photo organization.



    I posted above a few weeks ago how I envision Apple's Photo app to be in the future, which will replace iPhoto and Aperture. Lo and behold, a company has created what I *think* Apple will also be doing.



    Released at the PhotoExpo in New York... if you're serious about synced photo organization and editing across platforms, devices... with and without the cloud.... you owe yourself 2 minutes to watch the video and another 2 to read the write-up at PetaPixel.



    Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere



    *** Special heads up go out to @PhilBoogie, @Dick Applebaum, @Tallest Skil, @Marvin, @digitalclips... what do you guys think?

    Thanks for the link and it looks like a very interesting product.  The great feature seems to be the ability to push variable quality and size replicas to various devices.  However, Mylio looks to be at best a networked version of iPhoto, not of Aperture.  Also, anyone with a half-serious photo collection will be looking at $100/year if not more.

  • Reply 86 of 92

    $250 for something that Apple is going to absolutely crush with Photos, simply because it's free, doesn't seem like a smart business path to take. Unfortunately, the reality is that unless your company is Apple or Adobe, you really have no chance whatsoever of making any serious headway in this market.

  • Reply 87 of 92
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,858member
    macgizmo wrote: »
    $250 for something that Apple is going to absolutely crush with Photos, simply because it's free, doesn't seem like a smart business path to take. Unfortunately, the reality is that unless your company is Apple or Adobe, you really have no chance whatsoever of making any serious headway in this market.
    Unless they're pedalling extensions.
  • Reply 88 of 92
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by McDave View Post

    Unless they're pedalling extensions.

    Possibly. But that doesn't seem like a very lucrative deal either. They're selling their own app that competes directly with Apple (free) and Adobe (deeply embedded in the pro market). No matter how you slice it, it's an uphill battle. Particularly with Apple, where they can pull the plug on you for any or no reason.

  • Reply 89 of 92
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member

    From TheVerge:

     

    What’s missing?

    Pretty much everything that is in iPhoto can be found in Photos, but some things did not make the cut. It’s worth noting we were using an early build of the software, and things could be added both in the public release and shortly after.


    • The long-running star rating system has given way to favoriting photos with hearts, though existing star ratings are preserved from your old photos and accessible through search.

    • iPhoto’s odd built-in mail tool is also gone, and has been replaced with kicking photos out to Yosemite’s Mail app. That’s an extra thing to have set up outside of Photos, but on the plus side it means that those messages will actually show up in your sent folder instead of into the ether of Apple’s internet as they did before.

    • The syncing tools for Flickr and Facebook, which let you set up an album to automatically post to either of those places, is gone. That’s been replaced with Apple’s system-wide sharing tools, which means a little more legwork is required if you're relying on iPhoto for keeping online albums up to date.

    • You cannot geotag photos, though you can see, sort, and search by where photos were taken.

     

    Well.  I use that upload to facebook button in my iPhoto on Snow Leopard a lot. A lot. And the stars system. Yet another app dumbed down.  Ugh. And there it is. It's an application not an app!  It's a computer not a phone!  It seems like Snow Leopard gets better every year in comparison to new Apple OS and softwares. Weird.  Someday I'd like to upgrade! But the reasons continue to dwindle.  Old QT Pro was better.  Old FCP was better. iPhoto has a lot of useful features Photos does not. Whatever. My MacBook 2010 with 10.6 seems better than new Windows or Macs.  With an SSD it's a spry as ever. Jettisoned Safari a long time ago after it became crappier with every update too. Well eventually I'll upgrade, hopefully by then it will have some of this stuff back. Also wish iPhoto did more video stuff and treated video like photos more.  

  • Reply 90 of 92
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,858member
    macgizmo wrote: »
    Possibly. But that doesn't seem like a very lucrative deal either. They're selling their own app that competes directly with Apple (free) and Adobe (deeply embedded in the pro market). No matter how you slice it, it's an uphill battle. Particularly with Apple, where they can pull the plug on you for any or no reason.

    On the contrary, I'd say Pixelmator and some of the other plugin specialists could do very well by providing cheap extensions via the Mac App Store, especially if Apple has a promo section.
  • Reply 91 of 92
    Originally Posted by Aquatic View Post


    • The long-running star rating system has given way to favoriting


     

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

     
    though existing star ratings are preserved

     

    THAT’S EVEN WORSE. Two systems to reconcile? JUST KEEP THE STARS AROUND.

     
    iPhoto’s odd built-in mail tool is also gone, and has been replaced with kicking photos out to Yosemite’s Mail app.

     

    I guess that makes sense.

     
    The syncing tools for Flickr and Facebook, which let you set up an album to automatically post to either of those places, is gone.

     

    Boo! Yay! Respectively!

     

    That’s been replaced with Apple’s system-wide sharing tools


     

    Oh, okay.

     

    You cannot geotag photos, though you can see, sort, and search by where photos were taken.



     

    WHAT?! NOT ALL OF US HAVE… wait, I have a working iPhone now. And it has a GPS chip. NOT ALL OF US HAVE PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS WITH GPS. MANY OF US HAVE OLDER IMAGES OR SCANNED IMAGES WHOSE LOCATIONS WE KNOW. WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?!

     

    I expect Photos 1.0.1 to fix this geotagging BUG. Maybe 1.1 will bring back stars. Because if it doesn’t, you know what that means. iTunes 13 won’t have star ratings, it’ll have “favorites”.

  • Reply 92 of 92
    WHAT?! NOT ALL OF US HAVE… wait, I have a working iPhone now. And it has a GPS chip. NOT ALL OF US HAVE PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS WITH GPS. MANY OF US HAVE OLDER IMAGES OR SCANNED IMAGES WHOSE LOCATIONS WE KNOW. WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?!

    I expect Photos 1.0.1 to fix this geotagging BUG.

    Photos really is for the Apple ecosystem. Works perfectly with Apple-only gear. 3rd party support will be minimal. Doesn't matter much actually; I'll simply import from my DSLR to Aperture, apply curves, geotag et cetera and export to Photos.

    It's not like Aperture is going to stop working all of a sudden.
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