“Apple has replaced iPhoto with a new, free Mac app called simply Photos. It’s much faster, less cluttered, and has more editing options, yet still makes them simple to use,” Walt Mossberg writes for Re/code. “It’s essentially a Mac app that catches up to the superior look and feel of the Photos apps on the iPhone and iPad, but with greater power.”
“I’ve been testing the new Photos app on two different Macs, and I consider it a big improvement over iPhoto,” Mossberg writes. “It’s faster, easier to use, and has a more modern feel.”
“And although the new Photos software can be used without the cloud service, I’ve been testing that, too, roping an iPhone and two iPads into the process. That’s because Apple says the two photo products are closely ‘intertwined,'” Mossberg writes. “Alas, my positive feelings about Photos on the Mac didn’t extend to iCloud Photo Library. While syncing my locally stored photo library, the cloud service failed to do its job properly.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet again, regardless of what’s or who’s at fault, Apple comes off looking like cloud amateurs in the eyes of an important reviewer.