“Photos has long been a snooze of an app in iOS, and when its OS X complement arrived in Yosemite, it was underwhelming,” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld. “Through many small releases in El Capitan, Photos’ stability improved and features expanded. Now, in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Photos is poised to be much more useful for the most common task after sharing: searching.”

“Apple finally added content analysis of photos, allowing Photos on both platforms to recognize and associate faces of the same person across many images, and interpret a limited array of emotions,” Fleishman writes. “It also now tags images that contain any of thousands of object features, like mountains and dogs.

“Photos automatically assembles sets of memories into pseudo-albums, ostensibly saving you the tedium of organizing and culling,” Fleishman writes. “Apple goes one step further, creating movies that are…well, they’re pretty hilarious and may be more accurate about our lives than we want to believe.”

Read more, and see all of the screenshots, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Photos is much more powerful, especially as a n organizational tool for people with tens of thousands of photos. The days of Apple’s photo management app choking on larger libraries are hopefully behind us.