“In recent years, iPhoto has started to feel ponderous and bloated, with simple tasks requiring too many steps and taking too long to complete. This has caused some amateur photographers to go looking for leaner, faster alternatives to meet their needs,” Kraig Becker writes for Apple Gazette. “Apple is preparing to release its own new photo editing software for the Mac, and it looks like it has the potential to make us forget about iPhoto forever.”
“The new program is simply called Photos for OS X and it is a completely new piece of software built from the ground up to address the needs of digital photographers in a more connected age,” Becker writes. “The preview version of Photos is fast. Very fast. Because the new software was written entirely from scratch, it has been built to run more efficiently on modern hardware. It has also has gotten rid of much of the bloat in the iPhoto code, allowing it to perform even advanced tasks extremely quickly. Better yet, it doesn’t seem to bog down with larger photo libraries either, which bodes well for the future.”
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