Mojave Photos App

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Hugo Frade, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Hugo Frade macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!
    Do you know if the photos app in macOS follows the improvements of iOS? Can anyone put some screenshots

    Thanks ☺️
     
  2. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I'm hoping by September there will be some bigger Photos news...following this for any further comments from Dev/Beta testers
     
  3. rhsant macrumors newbie

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    All I want is batch editing.
     
  4. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    That would be a very GREAT thing. that and possibly saving your own "Presets" to quickly adjust photos too.
    Those two things would make Photos that much closer to Aperture-level Post Processing.


    ...and guessing there isn't much as far as Photos updates goes at this time since nobody is mentioning anything. :(
     
  5. Hugo Frade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still have hope that they updated the app. However I think that photos should be updated individually, much like iWork suit. Don’t know why they merged it with macOS
     
  6. The Banker macrumors newbie

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    Very interested if they finally integrated a duplicate identification function, that would be great!
     
  7. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    I think they already do, internally. I tried importing a photo (in Sierra, though, mind you, so this feature isn't new), and a dialog popped up saying that there was already a photo like this, and asked what I wanted to do. In fact, I think this dialog also existed in iPhoto (although I didn't use iPhoto).
     
  8. Hugo Frade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone. ☺️ No more news about this?
     
  9. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering how everyone feels now about Photos compared to Aperture?
    Is there still a lot missing or not?
     
  10. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    without know anything about the Mojave version, it seems Photos still lacks Presets and the ability to Lift and Stamp adjustments that Aperture had/has.

    I am still 'stuck' on Aperture.
     
  11. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer, although I do have about 25,000 photos, including scans from my childhood, all meticulously organized and many edited/retouched.

    However, the Photos app since Yosemite has been quite versatile and fit my needs perfectly, in terms of organization, and I have been impressed with the level of editing I could do to make the photo better, including retouching. I don't see any features that are seemingly missing.

    Question: what was so great about Aperture? I tried using it and it felt way too "advanced" and kind of clumsy to me. iPhoto also felt a bit too dumbed down. Photos.app, IMHO, struck me as the perfect balance between advanced (Aperture) and dumbed down (iPhoto). What is "Presets", "Lift", and "Stamp adjustments", and how do they make the photo workflow better? Photo works perfectly for me. And, yes, I know, different people, different strokes. Just curious.
     
  12. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    For Lift & Stamp...
    If you took a bunch of photos at a similar time/setting/etc. and when you go in and Edit/Adjust one photo to your liking, you could then use the same Edits and apply those to one or more photos with a quick key-command/Stamp.

    if all you do is hit the Enhance Wand to let Photos auto-magically edit the photo, no big deal. But, perhaps you noticed the Enhance still didn't make it as bright or vibrant as you wanted, or maybe you toned down the Black and White feature for just a subtle color. then you would have to manually make those same edits to Each and Every photo you want to follow that style. *it could even be cropping as a stampable edit.

    For Presets...
    This would be a similar approach to Lift & Stamp. you could create your own Edit Profiles. Perhaps you would like a low-contrast Sepia and a high contrast Sepia; maybe you want a honey-glow to photos to mimic a summery dream-like feeling. saving these Edits as a Preset allows you to quickly apply that Style/Preset to a photo/bunch of photos. You can also download Presets other people create and load into the Application to use on your photos.

    The two examples above are what made Aperture "so great" among a few other things.
    to me iPhoto was basically one-touch edits. you had a few options for B&W or Exposure and that was it. you liked it or not.
    with Aperture it allowed you to fine tune those edits. and added a lot more "pro control" that you'd find in other higher-end photo post-processing applications.

    I'd even like to have an Aperture Add-on for Photos to add the ability to make Photos more Aperture like (if you desire). just as you have extensions or whatever they are currently called. Photos as it stands today is greatly improved from where it started I just wish it would be even better.
     
  13. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for clarifying! Those would be cool features for sure to be added to Photos.app. Which would you prefer overall, though, if presented with the two choices of Photos.app or iPhoto?
     
  14. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    of JUST those two...Photos

    BUT...since Aperture is still kicking and my work machine shouldn't be upgraded to the new OS...and I have an older iMac at home that cannot upgrade. Aperture is just fine and working for me.
     
  15. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Hmm yeah. I'd also recommend giving Apple feedback to add stamping/cloning of edits to Photos.app, to make it more Aperture like, as well as editing presets. Can't imagine it'd be too hard to add, especially if they can easily import the code over from the Aperture application.
     
  16. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I should look for feedback to let them know.

    Lift & Stamp probably could be done and have some sort of Force Touch/Long Press or button to copy edits. [thinkng of when the app ports to iOS]

    BUT...the Presets...not too sure. UNLESS you can allow those Presets to be saved to your iCloud and linked. OR... they do not easily allow Preset usage on iOS.
     
  17. Old Lorenzen macrumors newbie

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    So is there any news in Beta 3 or still the same
     
  18. tokyojimu macrumors newbie

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    All I want is the easy copying of location from one photo to another like in iPhoto. I use this every single day.
     
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  20. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see anything different in Photos 4.0 other than removing the inbuilt Projects stuff.
    There was rumors they pushed back a big update for Photos for iOS to next year. My guess is they were going to update macOS photos in line with that.
    Hopefully we will see improvements in 10.15.
     
  21. XNorth macrumors regular

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    Does newest Photos have secondary monitor option? That’s another feature keeping me away from Photos.
     
  22. Old Lorenzen macrumors newbie

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    yes it runs with out any hick up
     
  23. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know that too. It's infuriating trying to get a photo onto a second screen now, except by dragging the whole window there. You can't even drag the thumbnail onto Preview any more (although 'Copy' then New from clipboard works). I usually use an app called ScreenFloat but it would great to do the keyboard shortcut we did in Aperture which presented the selected image onto the 2nd display. Would be good for slideshows too.

    I've also asked Apple to bring back star ratings, which is the most important workflow detail I miss from Aperture. Copy/paste effects would surely be simple to implement and they could just hide it in the menu and use the keyboard shortcuts from iWork.

    I don't know why they can't just make these features optional if they want to keep the app as simple as possible for the new/average user. iMovie used to have two tiers of complexity and that was a good system.
     
  24. Old Lorenzen macrumors newbie

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    Jarg i think apple is more busy with making phones and watches then they are to make photo app work so everyone can use it, i have seen some small speed improvement that is all sad
     
  25. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Something I ABSOLUTELY HATE about the Mojave photos app is they switched the behavior of the SPACE BAR and RETURN keys. Have to remap which didn’t work in an earlier beta. I am going to try again soon actually.
     

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