Where is the new Photos App?

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  1. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    I thought the new Photos app was supposed to be in Yosemite. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Did it get delayed?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    That is what was first announced - obviously been delayed. Probably have no word from them before it arrives.
     
  3. mnsportsgeek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bummer. I don't want to turn on iCloud Photo Library without having that app to keep it in sync with my Mac. O well, hopefully soon.
     
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  6. Kanunu macrumors 6502

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    I found it in App Store by a straightforward lookup with the search bar. It took a while to download. The only way that I found to view progress was by looking for it in Launchpad. The first time you open, it will demand that you convert your photo library to its new format which will be incompatible with older versions. I don't have an overly large library file, 180GB, but it took about 10 minutes to convert. After all that iPhoto looks just about the same as before.
     
  7. Kanunu macrumors 6502

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    Excuse my ignorance but I haven't been keeping up with the Apple world. :eek: Will Photos replace iPhoto or be another completely different app?
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Replace.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    LOL...right. it's not out yet but you have it, and it works with your 'small' library...180GB... :rolleyes:
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Yep, well its still iPhoto so it would look the same...
     
  11. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    No it'll be a separate app. Downloading Photos app won't delete your iPhoto library as iPhoto and Photos app share similar but separate features.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    iPhoto will no longer be supported or offered in the App store and Photos is replacing it as Apple's photo App.
     
  13. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    You didn't find anything, there is no Photos for OS X as it is not coming until next year, which is what Apple has announced early in the summer.

    You basically downloaded the same iPhoto app from before.
     
  14. nick42983 macrumors 6502

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    I've read a lot of complaints about the phasing out of iPhoto and Aperture, but what irks me is that they didn't even have the new Photos app ready for Yosemite. I suppose Apple wants to avoid another Maps debacle and get it right, but something that's so integral to Apple's products, taking, editing, organizing and sharing photos, and its delayed months is ridiculous. I know they announced at WWDC that it'd be out in 2015, but its still a delay. Photo organization is a fundamental feature of OS X and not having it ready is a blemish, especially for what looks to be a dumbed-down, Aperture-lite.
     
  15. simonsi macrumors 601

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    As far as I'm concerned they can take their time and get it right, My photo organisation under Yosemite hasn't changed one jot since under Mav, iPhoto and Aperture are the same.

    Photo's are treasured memories in many cases, I for one won't upgrade straight away in any case, I'm not taking that risk....
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    iPhoto and Aperture are being sunset and will be replaced by a new app. Apple stated that it won't occur until 2015. I can't speak for iPhoto but they did state that Aperture would be supported through Yosemite.
     
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Why does it irk you when iPhoto is still available and still working fine?
     
  18. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Per definition it's not a delay when Apple never promised to deliver Photos together with OS X Yosemite's release to begin with. iPhoto has been updated to support OS X Yosemite and so has Aperture.
     
  19. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    So what? If you can edit, organize and share today, what is it you're looking for? I'm on Aperture. 3.6 runs great on Yosemite, better than any prior version/OS. It provides me with all the functionality I need to edit, organize and share. So it will be a long time before I move off Aperture. Initial raw renders will be the same, DAM in Aperture is top notch (likely far better than an initial release of Photos) and the editing module is good enough.

    My take of Photos is its to help Apple, not the users. They made a mess out of their imaging software and annoyed a lot of people off in the process (several forced app and OSX upgrades or incompatible libraries between OSX versions). Photos is the only app and Apple is leaving it to 3rd party developers to provide enhancements. I have no problem with this approach. As long as 3rd party developers choose to participate. Will see, I'm in no rush.
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Photostream still works.

    I turned on iCloud Photos and when I take a photo with my phone it goes to iCloud and it shows up in my Aperture's photostream folder.

    So far as I can tell you don't have to choose. You can just do both. Doing both isn't a long term solution, obviously, but for the next few months it's an interesting experiment to give the new system a try without giving up what I had been doing before.
     
  21. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    What, you have a time machine ? It's still only 2014 where i am. Can you post some horse racing results please.

    But it is ready. I'm still doing it with iPhoto and others with Aperture. Did someone from Apple come round and wipe those off your Mac ? :D
     
  22. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    No it's not. It's not delayed until it is past when they announced it would be.

    Photo organisation has always been provided by a separate app, either iPhoto or another App that you purchase. That's not changing. So it's not an OS X feature and never has been.
     
  23. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    The new Photos App is clearly waiting for somebody to fix the WiFi issues with Yosemite. :mad:
     
  24. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    What irks me is that you don't understand what a delay is and how complicated software development is. It usually takes years to produce a high-quality software, not days, not weeks, not even months.

    How exactly is it a delay when Apple clearly said they're planning to release Photos.app sometime in 2015, not 2014?

    They showed it off at WWDC because they want to let people know in advance what's going to happen in 2015 and if people don't like what they see in the new Photos.app, they are going to need to start prepping to move to a different photo tool like Adobe's solution or something else because Apple simply will not support any of their current Photos app.

    I like what Apple did here, telling us in advance they're going to replace all of their apps with a brand new one and to find a different tool if we don't like what they're doing.
     

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