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iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 to Feature Improvements to Photos App

Photos for OS X iMacApple is working on enhancing the Photos app in both iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, reports Japanese site Mac Otakara. The apps will reportedly be updated with new features to put them on par with the now-discontinued iPhoto 9.6.1 for Mac and iPhoto 2.0.1 for iOS.

It is not clear exactly what features will be added to the apps, but Mac Otakara says iPhoto 2.0.1 included tools for editing EXIF information and touch-based brushes for adjusting brightness and other parameters on only specific parts of a photo. Similar editing tools could be added to the iOS version of Photos.

On OS X, the Photos app will see improvements, but Mac Otakara says Aperture-level functions will not be added to the app.

We don't have much information about OS X 10.12 and iOS 10 as of yet, but a recent rumor has suggested Siri integration will be a headline feature in OS X 10.12. Siri on the Mac has been a long-desired feature and the personal assistant will likely be able to do things like adjust system settings, answer quick queries, and open apps.

OS X 10.12 and iOS 10 will likely be coming in the fall months, but we can expect to see a preview of the software at WWDC 2016, which is typically held in June.

Related Roundup: iOS 10
Tags: macotakara.jp, Photos, OS X 10.12


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10 months ago
bring back the ability to see all photos on the Places maps, not just year or moment.
Rating: 37 Votes
10 months ago
Seems to be the new tech trend: remove, complain, add it back, praise, rinse and repeat.
Rating: 34 Votes
10 months ago
for the love of god just let me lock the photo app with TouchID. the most obvious thing since ... ever.

yes, we can "hide" pictures in a "hidden" folder. may as well label it LOOK IN HERE
Rating: 28 Votes
10 months ago
Let me host my own Photos server! Make it part of OS X Server!
Rating: 16 Votes
10 months ago
Hopefully iCloud Photo Sync will start to operate in a timely fashion. I usually have to AirDrop photos I've taken on my iPhone if I want to use them on my Mac any time soon.
Rating: 12 Votes
10 months ago

I still can't over how Photos ditched iPhoto Events. I know they're in there somewhere, but finding them ain't intuitive. And I miss badly the ability to group and label batches of imported photos. It seems like the obvious thing people would want to do with their photos. (Am I missing some easy way to do this in Photo?)


I still can't believe Apple ditched Events, it seems so basic and yet so useful. Honestly I had no hopes for the Photos app, but this news sounds promising.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
I'm still a dedicated Aperture user, hoping it continues to run fine in 10.12. My hopes for Apertures features all ending up in Photos are next to none.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
I want graphical improvements. El Cap's animations are so inefficient and slow.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
I still can't over how Photos ditched iPhoto Events. I know they're in there somewhere, but finding them ain't intuitive. And I miss badly the ability to group and label batches of imported photos. It seems like the obvious thing people would want to do with their photos. (Am I missing some easy way to do this in Photo?)
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago

for the love of god just let me lock the photo app with TouchID. the most obvious thing since ... ever.

yes, we can "hide" pictures in a "hidden" folder. may as well label it LOOK IN HERE


I like that idea but what would be even better is to lock photo's individually on top of what you suggest.
Rating: 8 Votes

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