“This is the story of migrating from a system that involved Aperture and a bunch of jury-rigged hacks to Apple’s new Photos for OS X,” Fraser Speirs blogs.
“Since Aperture first shipped, I used it to manage all my digital photographs – until the iPhone came along and wrecked my workflow,” Speirs writes. “I can’t properly explain what went wrong but I think we all recognise now that there is a sense in which photos ‘live’ on an iPhone in a way that they don’t live on a digital camera.”
“Since the iPhone, I rather relied on occasionally dumping photos out into Aperture and then, later, relying on the never-very-good iCloud PhotoStream to get photos into Aperture,” Speirs writes. “The first step after installing the 10.10.3 beta was to migrate the Aperture library. Photos did this more or less automatically and quite well. The software is obviously still in flux, so exact details of UI are not worth discussing right now and I want to focus on the data migration.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, and Speirs seems to agree, Photos for OS X and iCloud Photo Library are going to help clean up the hot mess that was iPhotos et al. for Mac and iOS users.