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How to Add and Organize Images in Photos for OS X Yosemite

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:29 am PDT by
Once you've migrated your image library from iPhotos or Aperture (or both), you'll probably want to add all the images from your iPhone or iPad and get everything organized so you can quickly find pictures from specific dates and events in the future. To help you accomplish both of these tasks, we've written up a tutorial that provides an overview of how to import pictures into the Photos app ...

How to Migrate Pictures from iPhoto or Aperture to Photos for OS X

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:22 pm PDT by
With the launch of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, Apple released its much-anticipated Photos app, which was first announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. The Photos for OS X app took several months to complete because it was designed from the ground up to work with OS X Yosemite and integrate with both the Photos for iOS app and iCloud Photo Library. Because Photos for OS X...

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How Photos for OS X Handles Content and Metadata Migration from iPhoto and Aperture

Monday April 13, 2015 8:18 pm PDT by
Last week, Apple released OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with support for the new Photos for OS X app, the company's replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture; Apple also removed both apps from the Mac App Store shortly after Photos was released. Today, Apple released a support document detailing exactly what users can expect when they migrate their content from Aperture and iPhoto to Photos. When...

Aperture and iPhoto Removed From Mac App Store Following Photos for OS X Launch

Friday April 10, 2015 10:59 am PDT by
Following Wednesday's release of OS X 10.10.3 and the new Photos for OS X app, Apple has, as promised, removed Aperture and iPhoto from the Mac App Store. Apple warned that development would stop on the two photo editing apps in the middle of last year, and put notices in the Mac App Store a couple months ago to let users know the apps would be pulled from sale following the launch of Photos....

OS X 10.10.3 With All-New Photos App Launching Later Today

Wednesday April 8, 2015 5:01 am PDT by
OS X 10.10.3 with the all-new Photos app will be available Wednesday as a free software update for Mac users, according to The Associated Press. The news organization mentioned the release date as part of its in-depth review about the all-new Photos for OS X app, which it praised for making basic photo editing easy."Procrastinate no more. Apple's new Photos app for Mac computers, available...

Apple Updates iPhoto for Mac to Prepare for Upcoming Transition to New Photos App

Thursday March 19, 2015 1:33 pm PDT by
Apple today released a minor update for the iPhoto app for Mac to prepare for the upcoming transition to the OS X Photos app. According to the release notes, today's update improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app available in OS X 10.10.3.What's new -Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3...

Apple Updates iMovie for Mac With Photos for OS X Integration

Monday March 9, 2015 12:48 pm PDT by
Following today's media event where Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook and new details on the Apple Watch, the company has released a minor update to iMovie for Mac that adds in support for Photos. With the new Photos integration in iMovie, it's now possible for iMovie users to browse Moments, Collections, Favorites, and Albums that have been stored in Photos, using the Photos app to insert...

Apple Notifying Aperture Users of Impending Removal From Mac App Store

Thursday March 5, 2015 9:26 am PST by
Apple has sent an email to Aperture customers this afternoon as a reminder about the impending removal of the professional photo editing software from the Mac App Store. The email confirms that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store upon the release of to">Photos for OS X as we initially reported last month."When Photos for OS X launches this spring, Aperture will no longer be available...

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta With Photos App Now Available

Monday March 2, 2015 9:19 am PST by
Apple today made a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 available to those who are signed up for the company's OS X public beta program, giving them early access to the new update and the new Photos for OS X app. The public beta carries a build number of 14D87p, a slightly later build number than the 14D87h from the second developer beta of the software, released last week. All...

Apple Confirms Aperture to Be Removed From Mac App Store After Launch of Photos for OS X

Wednesday February 11, 2015 8:36 am PST by
Shortly after last week's deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches. The same notice can also be found in the app's Mac App Store description, as noted by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Once removed from the Mac App...

First Impressions of Photos for OS X: 'Vast Improvement' Over iPhoto

Thursday February 5, 2015 10:50 am PST by
Following the release of the first OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 beta to developers this afternoon, the embargo has lifted for media outlets to publish their first impressions and hands-on reviews of the all-new Photos for OS X app. Below is a roundup of some of the more interesting comments and opinions about Photos for OS X, which combines iPhoto and Aperture into one for OS X Yosemite. The Wall...

Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers With Mac Photos App

Thursday February 5, 2015 9:07 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.10.2 to the public. OS X 10.10.3 includes the much anticipated Photos app for Mac. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center. Recent rumors questioned the removal of mentions of the Photos app for Mac...