“Photos for iOS 8 brings significant enhancements to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, including the new iCloud Photo Library, favorites, smart search, smart editing, custom photo and sharing extensions, and PhotoKit so developers can get in on al the action,” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore. “Apple announced it at WWDC 2014, and then they did something unexpected — they announced Photos would also be coming to the Mac. Rebuilt from pixel to bit, Photos for Mac won’t arrive with OS X Yosemite this fall, but will arrive sometime early next year.”
“Come early next year, you’ll be able to migrate your existing Aperture library to the new Photos app for Mac. When you migrate, all your albums, folders, keywords, and captions will move from Aperture to Photos. All the non-destructuve edits you’ve applied to your Aperture photos will be preserved in Photos, and preserved non-destructively,” Ritchie reports. “Likewise, if you use iPhoto, you’ll be able to migrate your library over to the new Photos app as well.”
“Apple is [also] introducing iCloud Photo Library. Built on their new CloudKit service, iCloud Photo Library will make sure every picture and video you take, import, save, or otherwise bring into Photos is synced to all of your Apple devices, including iCloud.com, along with its organizational information and any and all non-destructive edits you’ve applied to it,” Ritchie reports. “What’s more, all your pictures and videos will be stored (and backed up) on Apple’s servers, at full resolution, in its original format — including RAW. ”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.