“With iPhoto and Aperture being phased out in place of a new Photos app in Mac OS X Yosemite, it’s time to take another look at ArcSoft Photo +,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple Daily Report. “It’s like iPhoto on steroids. They both handle most of the same tasks, but the new app is a bit beefier and faster. Plus, it’s only US$9.99 at the Mac App Store.”

“Photo+ operates faster than iPhoto on my iMac, even when browsing hundreds of photos,” Sellers writes. “The ArcSoft app has a variety of useful editing tools. One of the coolest is its ability to ‘intelligently’ rotate portrait-oriented photos during the import process. In other words, it rotates your vertical photos automatically on import without you having to manually change the orientation one by one.”

Sellers writes, “That’s a great feature — one perhaps worth Photo +’s ridiculously low price — especially when you have thousands of photos.”

Much more in the full review here.