The Photos App

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  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using iPhoto for a while but want to move to Photos, however it seems to have less features or is not as developed in my opinion. Has anyone moved to photos from iPhoto and what are your thoughts? I like how iPhoto can upload to Flickr which seems to be missing from Photos, and also how I can order prints of my photos from Apple and so forth and I am not aware of this feature in Photos. Anyone? Thanks..
     
  2. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    The ordering of prints is now a feature which is gone from Apple. I think it got removed only recently though.

    Photo is an area which is a mess,therefore I transfer all mine to Flickr and use photo app or pixelmator to adjust/edit pics. You can upload photos to Flickr within photos app.
     
  3. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you recommend it over iPhoto?
     
  4. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    I never really use either to be honest so can't say either way.
     
  5. dholaday macrumors member

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    You can order prints thru the Photo app. It's in the "file" menu.
     
  6. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What's better iPhoto or photos?
     
  7. alazhaarp macrumors member

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    The problem with keep using iPhoto is, that apple will never go back to it. They have abandoned it, there will be no more new features or even compatibility update in the future. Although the photos app isn't so great now and has less features, it's the future. At least as apple dictates. I was dissapointed that "events" isn't the front face of photos app and are crammed into one sub-album in photos app. It still needs a lot of improvements.

    I think you should use the photo app with a dummy photo library. Play with both, get used to the new one. If you think it fits you and you can use it while waiting the improvements coming, you can transfer your main photo library to photos app.

    The thing that I know for sure is, that you can't use iPhoto forever :')
     
  8. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have used photos a little but did not like it. But you are correct it is the future as much as I do not want to admit it.

    When will the improvements come? The next Mac OS? I hope before but I won't hold my breath.
     
  9. alazhaarp macrumors member

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    Well, the earliest news that we can expect would come in the middle of June during the WWDC. Usually there are some improvements for photos app with the next OS X.

    I have to admit though, every improvements that came with the last few OS X have been underwhelming :( When I used iPhoto for the first time, I was blown away and fell in love with the app. But with photos app.. Sure it's pretty, but it feels like an unfinished product :(
     
  10. hanser macrumors regular

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    You can order prints out of Photos.app, under projects. Apple has recently removed this facility ONLY from iPhoto and Aperture.

    Personally I find Photos more or less similar to iPhoto. The big difference is that it does not make events after import, so I have to work more with albums. OTOH Photos offeres more fine tuning for picture adjustments and seems to be faster. Slightly different strengths and weaknesses, but overall similar approach.
     
  11. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    At this point, I feel Photos has more than iPhoto ever offered. However, Photos hides quite a bit of its capabilities from casual users. Edit offers far more extensive and sophisticated editing controls than iPhotos (when Added from an available list and/or revealed by clicking the appropriate icon), as shown in the attached image. The ability to use Extensions (other editing apps) is something that was previously only available in Aperture (as plug-ins). And if you miss the iPhoto sidebar (the list of Events, Albums, etc.), then go into Photo's View menu to Show Sidebar.
    Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 12.52.39 PM.png
     

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