Photos OSX - what do we want for 1.1?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hydr, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. hydr macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Here is my wish list:

    • Allow family to use the Photos. If so be it, let me login into Photos on my wifes IOS devices so she can be part of our library.
    • Geotagging + a world map to browse.
    • When dragging items out of Photos, don´t convert/resize to lower versions. Tired of having to do File->Export->Unmodified Original
    • Edit Sort Photos -> Date, Size, Number of people, Length, "Color", Camera, Ascending/Descending
    • Third Party Filters, I would like to decent Adobe filters in here.
    • Ability to sync Smart-albums to IOS/Other Macs
    • Option to put Info Pane fixed into window.
    • More parameteres in Smart-albums, like the ability to keywords = none. Maybe smart-album based on geo info.
    • I know this is a long shot. but I want more analytics into Photos. Analyse my photos and tag them based on main color, "sky" - "water" "objects" "number of people" "Animals" "eating" etc. 2015 and very little analytics in desktop clients vs say cloud. Time to fix it.
    • Faces on IOS/Macs (now missing)

      It´s a great v1, now give us the same urgency to improve v1.1. Apple need 100% focus on Photos.
  2. dringkor macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    +1: Option to put Info Pane fixed into window.

    • Ability to select multiple photos in split view.
    • Dark view option in non-edit mode, as in edit mode.
    • Move "Done" button to main screen while editing in full-screen mode.
    • Include search function in Keyword Manager.
    • Remove unused keywords from keyword database.
    • Import directly into album, with create folder as an option.
    • Apply keywords on import.
    • Star ratings and flags.
    • Export to Smugmug.
  3. internalstorm macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2015
    • Bring back Events, or a way to edit and organize Moments.
    • Fix sorting options! Sort by date and ascending/descending
    • If Albums have taken the place of events, have an easy way to create them, and bring back the function of being able to quickly see photo thumbnails when dragging the mouse over the album thumbnail.
    • Ability to set how much space on a Mac the optimized storage takes up (and on the iPhone, too)

    I am quite fed up with the lack of features in Photos and how years worth of Events that many of us have spent copious amounts of time on as a way of organizing our photos has gone out the window in favour the mess that is Moments.
  4. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Strongly agree with you on these + add batch support for editing.


    Events are still there! It´s just called Albums now. Great thing now is it supports sub-events/folders. I took my 90 something Events and re-organized them into: Vactions, Events, Celebration and Family - then I put the events in the correct album as a sub-album.

    One thing that is vital to Photos if you want to continue using Events like iPhoto is to create a smart-album to show photos not in Albums. That way you can be sure to always organise your photos into Albums like with Events before.
  5. MDJCM macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2009
    UK, South

    • I found they kept the "Places" map in the "Get Info" window. It is fully navigable. But the window is a fixed size (quite small). I'd like the Places tab back at the top with full screen map. The key is, to click in the white space between Albums in the album view and the Get Info window factors in all photos and shows a small map with all pins.
    • Also, ability to combine/merge Albums
    • Sort Albums by Date Ascending/Descending
    • Filter Photos by camera type etc

    I don't miss Faces, I was looking for a way to disable it in iPhoto
  6. Herbit macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
  7. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    You can combine/merge Albums though.

    You can also filter photos by camera etc via Smart-albums.
  8. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Fixing the heaps of photostream issues! Mainly, deleting of imported photos.
  9. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
  10. MDJCM macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2009
    UK, South
  11. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    Smart Album syning to other iOS devices/OS X machines, as previously stated, is a must. I was pretty annoyed when I realized that this isn't supported.
  12. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Luckily we can re-create them easily though, which is good until they are sync´ing.

    I even keyword tagget all my "Faces", and set up smart-albums to get Faces albums + can search IOS name_face for everyone.
  13. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Does anyone know what´s new in 10.10.4
  14. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
  15. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    Bring back:

    1) the eyedropper tool
    - in iPhoto it was simple to pick a neutral gray or white area in the photo with the eyedropper to correct the color cast/white balance of a photo. The iOS8-style color cast adjustment in Photos is not as useful.

    2) when you drag & drop a named folder of photos from the Finder into iPhoto, it would automatically create an Album (and Event) with the same name as the folder to contain the imported pics. Now in Photos, this handy organizational feature is lost - drag a folder and no Album is created, you must afterwards then manually create and name a new album and group photos if you want to organize beyond just chronologically (and of course we lost Events, but I can live without that)

    3) a very simple perspective correction tool, like the how the Crop tool now allows rotate around Z-axis, also allow a simple "tilt" around the X-axis, if that makes sense

    and +1 to these previously mentioned features:
    4) the large Places map
    5) SmugMug export
  16. internalstorm macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2015
    I get what you are saying but Albums is not a substitute. We could do Albums already in iPhoto. One huge problem is the way to sort Albums is broken. It is no longer chronological like in iPhoto with Events. It is scrambled or by Album name, and browsing through albums is not nearly as intuitive, as there is no rollover preview, and there is no easy way to delete the real image file in Albums without right clicking on photos and manually deleting them one by one. Drag and drop functionality to create new albums is non-existant and moving photos around is very difficult.
  17. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    This. Bizarre they took it out.

    Also, let me delete a damn photo without a prompt or having to old down the option key.
  18. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    yes, please!
  19. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Feature parity with Aperture or Lightroom.
  20. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Better organization tools!


    It is, but you need iCloud storage, lots of it.
  21. dringkor macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    It is there! Edit mode -> Adjust -> Add Adjustment: select White Balance. A white balance adjustment shows up in which you can select neutral gray, skin tone, or temperature / tint, with an eye dropper.
  22. hydr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    That would be a lot of redundant features :)

    They could certainly add more light/shadow and more specific colors adjustment.
  23. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Am I missing something? I have faces in Photos for Mac? It imported all of it from iPhoto and I'm able to tag faces still.

    But I'm aware it doesn't yet exist in iOS yet.
  24. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Full screen view for Videos. Silly that iOS has it, but the Mac doesn't.

    Also, I think they need to optimize the Videos area of, it's kind of clunky and slow right now at v1.0.
  25. sjjones macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2011
    Northern Kentucky
    I second this. The use of subfolders in Albums makes it a lot easier to organize my 10,000+ pictures. And I love the idea to create a smart album to make sure I'm not forgetting to file any pictures.

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