When do you think we'll see a beta of Photos for OSX?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Craig said the final version of Photos would be released in early 2015. Doesn't it feel that we should have a beta of it by now if it's going to be released in 1-3 months?

    I wonder if it is going to be delayed.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    there are undoubtedly people testing it now, if it's to be officially released early 2015...
     
  3. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    Retail staff testing Photos App

    Apple have already sought retail staff to test the Photos App. The following comment was made by Apple back in July:

    "We are seeking a technical and passionate photography enthusiast to join our Quality Assurance team working on Photos for OS X. You will be part of a fast moving team of specialists tasked with delivering the next generation of photography tools for Apple."

    Article here: http://9to5mac.com/2014/07/14/apple...ast-retail-employees-to-test-os-x-photos-app/

    If they are currently testing in-house then I'm assuming they probably won't require very much time for public beta testing - assuming there is even a general public beta release. The Photos App will probably continue to be refined and evolve after the official release and subsequent releases.

    I'm really hoping that there is a Public beta of the Photos App. I also hope the app is appropriate for enthusiast photographers and not just happy snaps and filter effects.

    Interested to hear others thoughts on the likely-hood of a public beta and if so, when we can expect it.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    If past is any indication, we'll see a Photos app that is something like this...

    • It is heavily influenced by the iOS counterpart
    • Has 30% of the features of iPhoto, and 5% of the features of Aperture
    • iCloud Photo Library is the only way to sync the photos; you either sync all albums or you sync nothing
    • Has no way to move the library to an external drive, all your photos must reside in the root partition
    • No duplicate resolution (duplicates from iCloud Photo Library) when migrating from iPhoto and Aperture
    • Lets you only migrate one iPhoto/Aperture library
     
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Knowing Apple, we'll get the "beta" when the final version is released.... :rolleyes:

    Macrumors had written earlier about issues with their team and the cloud products: http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/24/icloud-development-organizational-issues/

    This impacts the iCloud Photo Library, which most everyone thinks is key to Photos, so that may mess up plans for an early release.

    I so wish they were less opaque about their plans with photo management. I don't see how this serves them well. But they still make more money than I do, so whadda I know?
     

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