AMITIAE - Friday 6 February 2015

A Spring Release of Apple's Photos: Online Information and Interactive Editing

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By Graham K. Rogers


As an Aperture user, I am dreading the eventual retirement of that application. Currently I have no intention of moving to Adobe Lightroom for a number of reasons, including synchronisation between Macs and iOS devices.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Apple's Photos, which is now shown as "Coming this Spring" will be at least a reasonable compromise between iPhoto and Aperture and that developers will work to make the current plugins I use available in Photos.

From what I have seen of the way the Photos app works on the iPhone - albeit in a limited fashion - there is some hope that this will be a usable application on the Mac, especially with the fine-tuning controls that are available to users.


Apple has recently updated the Photos page on its website for Photos and there are some new screen shots of the application, but with some interesting active features. Users may adjust a couple of the images displayed using the control options beside or beneath the images and so instantly edit those display images online.


Well, that's a useful start. . . .

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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