Peter K Burian: This is supposed to compete with Lightroom????
I use a Windows PC but many of my friends loved APERTURE .... Does Apple believe there's no demand for **advanced** photo editing software??? .......... More likely, they realized that they cannot compete with Adobe. ... Lightroom 5.6 for Mac is available now http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5822
No idea when Lighroom 6 will be available but it should be fabulous http://photorumors.com/2015/02/27/adobe-lightroom-6-hdr-merge-video-leaked-online/
Photos OSX has not been developed to compete with LR OSX, but to complement Photos iOS to sync all photos across iMac and iPhone and iPad and iCloud into one unified image asset manager, which is why it replaces both Aperture and iPhotos at the same time.
And probably explains why a few advanced features are still missing as of v1.0. Any changes made to an image file in this new OSX version must be able to show up in the current iOS version as well, so future feature development will rely on that yardstick - as soon as the iOS version can handle it they'll add it to the OSX version as well.
dialstatic: Edits to stuff in Aperture do not survive the transition to Photos. I'm sure it's a nicer app than iPhoto was, but I'm making the switch to the conpetition.
After more experimenting, there are some other things missing completely like brushes for adjustments so I guess only time will tell if these get added later or it remains primarily for asset management while full-on image manipulation is handed off to other apps.
dpfan32: It still like iPhoto wants to import your photos in a different library to double the photos space on your hard drive! Ridiculous in the times of very small sized SSDs in recent MacBooks :-(It behaves like an external app instead of leaving the photos where I put them in folders and know where they are.
And 2.nd: it's all about selling expensive cloud storage for beaming your photos on all devices possible ... No thanx!! I'm using Picasa which takes my folders and displays them as created by myself.
Just discovered in the View menu the Metadata item has the tick-option to show referenced file 'alias' icons in the bottom left corner of each image just like in Aperture.
I'm still experimenting with Photos myself but so far yes I can confirm it by right (or control) clicking on any of the dragged and dropped imported images to reveal a sub-menu with an option to go to the original referenced file, the same as with Aperture.
Any images imported directly from a connected camera do not have this sub-menu option as the originals are imported into Photos' own "masters" folder (which you can see/access when you right-click the .photolibrary file and choose 'show package contents').
Aperture has a drop-down menu on the camera-import page to select a folder of your own choosing to place your originals into but I can't seem to find any such similar method in Photos yet.
After one day of full use to me it seems exactly the same as Aperture, just implemented differently - with three exceptions: no plugins (yet), no watermarking (yet) and no importing referenced images directly from camera to a folder of your choice.. yet.
May be other things too, but not that I've found in general use yet. The straightening tool for example is now part of the crop tool, so most stuff is all still there, just implemented differently and you need to find and get used to it.
I say 'yet' to those three because I can't recall if Aperture's first iteration had any of those things either, but they did eventually come later.
Just uncheck 'copy to Photos' in the preferences pane so all photos dragged into Photos will be only 'references' pointing to the original files.
This doesn't seem to apply to importing directly from an attached camera though, which copies/imports into the Photos database. So the solution there would be to copy to your own file structure first, before dragging into Photos as referenced images.
agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.
"I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it."
Just open your Aperture library again and it re-activates as normal.
BobYIL: Very hard competition for the new Nikon 1: Two successful cameras in this category, Sony RX100 III and Panasonic LX100... Both have hi-speed zooms (f1.8 and f1.7); not f3.5 . Also, the new trend is to employ at least the m43 size sensor (which secured the future of the LX series..)
"And Canon G7X, Sony RX10, RX100, RX100II, Panasonic FZ1000 :)"
None of these others offers the in-camera high-speed 4x video of the Nikon 1, so the only competition are actually apps which rely on the smaller smartphone sensors and so lack the DR and shallow DOF the Nikon 1 can provide with a good lens.
Here's a short example for those who may question the use for such a feature - https://youtu.be/yRgQJaKMXJw
fmian: I wonder how it would play with the users palm resting on the ipad while drawing with the pen. Found it really unintuitive to hover my hand while drawing when using other ipad pen options. I thought this was one of the main reasons people used dedicated drawing tablets.
When you select the stylus input, it deactivates finger input and vice versa.
They have a free trial to actually test it out instead of just wondering.
57even: Probably great if you don't want a £100 Wacom, but anyone who doesn't think pressure sensitivity matters hasn't used any of the brush tools in Photoshop....
The pressure works with PS using my Wacom Creative v1 stylus. Also with Manga/Clip Studio, Artrage and Mischief. It doesn't seem to work with Sketchbook though which I assume is just a beta bug with Astropad.
There's also a lag specifically with Sketchbook when viewing on the iPad even though there's no latency at all on the Mac screen at the same time so that's probably also an app-specific problem they'll sort out. There's a native iPad app version of Sketchbook anyway.
Martin Datzinger: I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg
"Not as the program stands. Full of bugs and missing features. "
This never stopped Adobe.
Richard Murdey: And most important of all: why is the accent ring green? I thought the "HD" lenses wore red nowadays ...
Todd3608: I doubt enthusiasts and those who want manual control are really the target for this camera.
Todd, actually they are. Search youtube reviews of the NX300 and lo and behold you'll see a teenage girl vlogger who bought the pink one listing this as one of its main features after the flip-up screen - i.e., in manual it doesn't keep refocussing as she moves while recording her vlog.
vladimir vanek: OMG, now everyone's going to produce "selfie" cameras to support that ill idea to shoot oneselves. Human vanity must have gone a long way to reach today's levels.
Vladimir, I assume those liking your comment don't realise the irony you using a selfie as your own avatar.
The standard model should have all those gold bits in brass.
KAllen: So my 100,000 raw files will upload to iCloud. **ck you.
No, those can stay safely on your own hard drives. What we should be able to have now though is an iCloud folder within the app itself for our best final jpgs which will auto-sync onto our iPads and/or iPhones without having to go through any convoluted export import process every time just to get them onto those devices.
Caption 21: "as clouds gather in the late summer of 1939". I see what you did there. Great pics. We can only dream of streets unclogged by cars now.
bgbs: Nikon 1 failure. It's simple, if you cannot sell it in the USA you've failed.
I believe it has a lot to do with the free returns policy in the USA unlike the rest of the world where it's being abused by people just wanting to test out a new camera and then returning it for a full refund when they don't like it, so it can only be sold again as 'refurbished' at a discount. This is the reason colour combinations aren't as available in the USA because it's difficult to re-sell a returned pink and purple Pentax K-50. In Asia where these cameras/combos are available, they have a no returns policy unless it's faulty.
I imagine choice of micro-SD would enable the card to be swapped/loaded onto a smartphone if needed, rather than for space-saving purposes.
hiro_pro: it is interesting that cropping is allowed but cloning is not. i have seen too many photos taken completely out of context by cropping down to one dramatic part of a more mundane scene. you see it all the time when they crop down a few kids throwing stones to create the illusion of large scale civil unrest.
I agree wholeheartedly with this. The iconic napalm girl image is the classic example which is really no different to what was done here by removing the distracting peripheral objects. So if he had been able to crop the video camera out instead of retouching it in order to make the image more dramatic, what would be the difference? In fact, that's probably exactly why he did clone it out, because he couldn't crop it out effectively.