Photos for OS X Beta is in OS X 10.10.3 Developer Release
The time has come, the walrus said…
Photos for Mac OS X is now available as beta software for those on the developer program. Since I'm currently on the road, don't have a system to sacrifice to a beta OS, and am not on the dev program anyway, sadly I won't be giving you a personalized first look.
The good news is that you can get one from tons of others sources. [I've moved the list of articles to the bottom of this post] Thanks to everyone sending these in; keep 'em coming!
So far about the only other things I can tell you is that there are no star ratings, Aperture import of a large (but not unreasonably so) Aperture library is crashing it, and that as expected it's certainly no Aperture replacement. I'm glad to see that books are still there. Obviously at some point I'll have to get my hands on it, but at this point, I'll have to rely on the reports of others to update the site.
If you're a developer, since clearly this isn't a secret, please post your thoughts in the comments below.
UPDATES: I'll keep adding articles here as they are sent to me.
- Photos preview on Apple.com
- Everything you need to know about Apple’s new Photos app for Mac on The Verge
- Photos for the Mac Is Clean, Fast, Connected — and Unfinished by David Pogue on Yahoo
- Apple Photos hands-on by Slash Gear on YouTube
- Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut of Yosemite's new Photos app on AppleInsider
- First Look: Apple’s Sleeker, Simpler Photos App for Mac OS X on re/code
- Bye Bye, iPhoto: Apple Reboots With Photos for Mac on The Wall Street Journal
- Here’s a Look Into the ‘Photos for Mac’ App That Will Replace iPhoto and Aperture on Petapixel
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