Finally, for all you Mac OS X Yosemite users who can’t wait to see what Apple has got to offer on its new Photos app for Mac, you can now test it in the latest Mac OS X 10.10.3 update. Available immediately, the update brings a host of bug fixes and improvements, and replaces the much disliked iPhotos app with a new app called Photos.
As expected, the new Photos app for Mac looks very much like a blown-up version of Photos on your iOS device. Like Photos on iOS, you can pick between three different views – Photos, Shared and Albums. Photos will show you all the pictures you have on iCloud. Album view will show you your Photo Stream and such, and Shared will consist of all the pictures you’ve shared with others.
On top of that, Photos also has a new Projects tab that helps you turn the pictures you’ve selected into Book, Card, Calendar, Prints whereby they will be printed out and sent to you. Sadly though, this is not available for Malaysian users.
That’s not all, the new Photos app also comes with new “powerful editing tools”. Enhance the image with a click, apply filters to give it a new look, or use the new Smart Slider to quickly edit “like a pro even if you’re a beginner”. Check out a demonstration on Apple’s website.
Mac OS X 10.10.3 is about 2GB for my MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and also bring other features like the new Emoji characters that are also available on the latest iOS 8.3 update, new Spotlight suggestions to Look up, and more:
- Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
- Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look up
- Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
- Improves stability and security in Safari
- Improves WiFi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios
- Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
- Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
- Improves screen sharing reliability