Petrogel: Those were really great high iso photos, for a smartphone.
Heck, those are good high iso shots for a good pocket camera.
adengappasami: After jobs it almost feels like innovation can be only purchased from outside. Apple and innovation is trying to distance themselves after Jobs.
Xerox got Apple stock out of the deal.
iAPX: "leading the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets" lol!
Maybe it's as good as dslr from 12years ago or more?!? lol!
Once Apple adopts a 1" sensor like Samsung and Panasonic have, iPhones will start taking sales from the enthusiast compacts.
KW Phua: So what is the future of photography? Mirrorless, DSLR or iPhone?
Both Samsung and Panasonic have smartphones with 1" sensors, so once the iPhone, for example, moves form 2/3 to 1" it will be a more viable camera for people who care about photography.
Apple bought the GUI rights, but they then developed a lot of what ended up in the OS, like drop down menus, double-clicking to launch files, overlapping windows, and the whole desktop metaphor. They didn't actually use any of Xerox's code.
Jobs bought SoundJam and turned it into iTunes.
I don't think I've ever had a Mac Laptop that you could upgrade the GPU.
Just Ed: Have To agree about "photos" sucking even in comparison with iPhoto. Apple seems to be dumbing down a lot of OSX to be compatable with IOS.
IIf I wanted my iMac to be more like the iPad I would not have spent a couple of grand on it.
Jim Salvas: For once, I see no reason to install an OS-X upgrade. This is pathetic.
And for those who claim it's free software and I shouldn't complain, no it's not free. I pay for it through the premium prices on my Apple products. The premium for an Apple laptop just became worth a little less.
Like I said, I bought my 2008 MBP refurbished six months after it was released. For that price I have received six OS upgrades, one was ~$50 and the rest free, several iPhoto upgrades and now Photos for free. It runs the newest OS just fine and doesn't choke on the latest version of Lightroom. All things considered, it was a bargain.
While Apple computers are still a little more expensive, saying that there is still a huge premium is just hyperbole.
I'll give you that interfaces are very subjective. Many people don't get along with Lightroom's OS despite its great capabilities; and others chose Aperture because they preferred the way it worked.
But none of that supports your assertion that Photos is dumbed down compared to iPhoto.
I've been trying the various RAW converters that handle X-T1 files better than LR. While RawTherapee has great capabilities, which many people like, I personally don't like its UX.
Stew the Brew: I have just downloaded the New IOS for Mac and with it came Photo, Replacing iPhoto. What a waste of time, I had all my photos sorted in individual folders and named.....now all my photos some taken on different cameras are all mixed up and sorted by date. My girlfriend went abroad and took lots of photos on her camera and the same weekend I took lots of photos here in the UK, When imported to iPhoto on separate days and separate folders created all was fine. Now My UK photos are all mixed up with hers and I cannot seem to separate them back to their own individual folders. Think I may have to delete all my photos from Photo and start using a decent Photo suite. Any ideas or clues how I can sort my photos out in Photo???????
Why don't you keep using iPhoto?
nvonstaden: This is the worst software release that Apple has ever released....a real let down for everyone.....no a pro software...we get that...but lack so much more that even iPhoto had. going for it.....now how do I calm my wife down after she found this on her computer after the latest update ....
Don't be melodramatic. iPhoto works today just like it did before they released iPhoto so there is no reason for your wife to be upset and you to have to calm her down.
It has twice the amount of controls; black point and shadows instead of just shadows, for example.
Not caring about more controls and organization features like custom tags in Photos is not the same thing as Photos being dumbed down compared to iPhoto.
That hasn't been my been my experience. Buy a couple of months used or refurbished and all that happens is you save money.
clicstudio: Is this a Joke? Replacing Aperture with this crap? It's worse than iPhoto and can't even compare to a professional solution.Basically, it's Photos for iPhone on a big screen. A disgrace of a App.They should remove it and apologize or at least leave Aperture and iPhoto on the App Store.Really disappointed and mad..
Its better than iPhoto but not Aperture. Yes there are people saying its worse than iPhoto, but based on the comments I've read that's because they don't know about the better than iPhoto editing tools.
visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.
I have a MacBook Pro.
Wurzle: I would try Phase one capture one for a very good alternative to adobes criminal way of making money.
Both Phase One and Adobe let you subscribe or purchase. Lightroom is $149USD. Perhaps you can elaborate on how that is criminal.
Star ratings have been change to Keywords that say 1 Star...
vFunct: Aperture isn't really designed for the 130GB people. It's more for the multiple 10s of terabytes of photos people. The professional photographers that might shoot 5000 shots a day.
With that, the features that are really missing here in the new Photos are Aperture's custom keywording and other search/select/sorting/filtering tools. That's the reason Aperture exists. Professionals don't need the lens correction, retouching, or other amateur tools that Lightroom users love. If pros need to retouch, they do it in Photoshop, so they don't need any of that low-end Lightroom garbage.
But they do need data management. Try finding a specific model or celebrity wearing a specific dress in your library? THAT was the power of Aperture for professional photographers, and I doubt that kind of capability will ever return.
@vFunct. I only have two hours experience with Photos, but I found the custom keyword tags.
Perhaps you can show where iPhoto has all the fine-tuning controls that are in Photos.
Since the fine tuning controls are present on iOS and this is a desktop version of the iOS app, I wonder why the reviewer didn't think they would be in it.
Yeah the MacPro, 5k iMacs, and Retina MBPs sure are awful. LOL