Photos App - next to useless

wozwebs

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Jun 1, 2010
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After getting used to iPhoto after moving from a PC to Mac 3 years ago I really found it useful. After 'upgrading' to the new Photos app I have found it absolutely hopeless.

Main thing is sharing on iCloud library, it just won't let me. I select the photos then click the share icon and it only gives me option to create new album, when I do this it creates the album but no photos go in it.

Facebook sharing is also painful. Highlight photos you want to share, click share then you can either add to timeline or ONLY an album you have already created. There is no option to 'Create new Album' as per iPhoto so you have to go through the pointless exercise of logging into FB in a browser, creating an album and uploading one photo then going back to Photos app so that that album is now in the list.

Another bug bear is when scrolling through you could just hit delete before to get rid of rubbish or blurry shots, now that doesn't work.

Not sure if the problems I am having are down to my library being on a 2nd hard drive but even still not a great 'upgrade' at all.

Anyone else getting this or am I doing something wrong? Can I go back to iPhoto but for how long will they support it?
 

PsyOpWarlord

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Nov 11, 2010
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Main thing is sharing on iCloud library, it just won't let me. I select the photos then click the share icon and it only gives me option to create new album, when I do this it creates the album but no photos go in it.
I tried this and it works for me. It added the photos. I also created an empty shared album and was able to go into it and click the "Add Photos and Videos" and was able to add photos after the fact.

Another bug bear is when scrolling through you could just hit delete before to get rid of rubbish or blurry shots, now that doesn't work.
I was able to delete photos using the delete key. Do it from "Photos" on the sidebar. It doesn't work when viewing photos from the "All Photos" under albums. Albums you create, you can use the delete key.
 

wozwebs

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Jun 1, 2010
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Tried again and no joy. Hitting the delete key on a photo I no longer want just gives me the 'no you can't' noise and creating new iCloud sharing album still doesn't let any photos in.

I am wondering if it is because I am using a 2nd hard drive?
 

navaira

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My biggest problem is the fact that Photos looks as if someone forgot to upload the theming libraries. You can describe its design as "it's white". It actually discourages me from looking at my photos.

iPhoto still works in 10.10.3 but I imagine 10.11 will move us into "not compatible with this version" territory...
 

mgroot

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Jul 25, 2014
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Sharing is pretty bad in Photos, you can't make albums from within Photos for Facebook nor for Flickr, which is a major pain!

And the location of your library has no influence whatsoever on the sharing capabilities of the app/OS
 

TheRainKing

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Jun 11, 2012
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My biggest problem is the fact that Photos looks as if someone forgot to upload the theming libraries. You can describe its design as "it's white". It actually discourages me from looking at my photos.
This.

The appearance of iPhoto gave your photo library a premium feel and made all your photos look even better somehow, whereas the new Photos app just makes everything look boring. Apple seem to think they're removing clutter and distraction, but they're also removing the fun and emotion from their apps as well.

Which app looks more friendly and inviting?



 
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navaira

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My thoughts exactly, thank you! There's removing extra clutter, and there's removing EVERYTHING. The new Photos app looks like those houses in Elle Decoration magazine where the owners don't seem to own any books, clothes or cooking utensils.

iPhoto: elegant, handy, useful.
Photos: sterile.
 

Dirtyharry50

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May 17, 2012
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Sterile is the new thing apparently and Jony Ive got a promotion for bringing it to us it seems. Nice work.

Speaking of work, I agree entirely that Photos needs a lot of work. I have not had any issues with it doing what it is able to do. It works but it is limited and ugly as illustrated above. I cannot understand how someone ever thought that view pictured was either attractive or useful.
 

wozwebs

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Jun 1, 2010
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Well i've given up on Photos as Google have saved the day with their Google Photos app released yesterday. I am currently importing my iPhoto library to there, with unlimited storage so I can see them from all devices.
 

Thor774

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Sep 14, 2007
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The Facebook upload limit of just 50 pictures is really stupid. Facebook's limit is 1000 pictures per album, why has Apple decided to impose this lame limit inside the sharing module on Photos?

You cannot even see how many pictures do you select in Photos., so you always have to guess. A so basic flaw! I cannot understand how this could pass the quality tests.

iPhoto integration with the sharing services was not perfect but it was quite good. Sharing from Photos is in comparison a horrendous experience.

I encourage everyone here to go and leave your feedback so they know we are not happy:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/photos.html
 
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