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Apple releases public beta of OS X 10.10.3 #1
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by Chris Cantwell
March 2, 2015 - 1:30pm

Now everyone can play with the new Photos!…

I know a lot of you have been waiting to have a play (even if you’ve already decided to go with Lightroom etc.) - so go get it everyone.

Remember to backup everything first of course.


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by Stuart
March 2, 2015 - 1:59pm


I though about downloading the Beta until I realized I it installed a Beta OS X 10.10.3.
Only have one Mac so I will have to wait for the final release for now.

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by Chris Cantwell
March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm

Yes - not for the faint-hearted, I admit.

Joseph got in shortly before/after my post and was clearer about the caveats/pitfalls. Some fortunate enough to have a second Mac/MacBook will be in a better position, or those with the available space and tech-savvy to install on a separate partition.

I’ve had the developer seeds, so I’ve been lucky enough to be able to play with Aperture/Photos/Lightroom versions of my library - with all the necessary backup precautions of course.

Experiencing all the same qualms as everyone else here re: shortcomings in LR as opposed to Aperture. I’m of a similar opinion to Joseph on Photos I think: I will definitely use it going forward as part of my toolset, especially because of the sync across all my OS X and iOS devices. I can confirm that this is working very well too, even on the developer seed of OS X with the current, non-developer iOS on iPhone/iPad - for me anyway :)




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by Chris Cantwell
March 2, 2015 - 2:35pm

Joseph has a posted an article on the main page now - so, this is probably a superfluous thread now:…

Joseph: feel free to axe this one if you see fit - I (and Stuart) won’t be offended :)



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by DANimage
March 4, 2015 - 1:01pm

I got Photos up and running on a separate drive (10.10.3) imported a handful of pictures to play with to see what it could do. To my surprise it could NOT do something that I have been used to do with my Mac since 1985, DELETE a file or picture. Beside that I think Photos will have some potential down the road for us there are between profesional and armature level.

Frans Lichtenberg

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by waldhaus1
March 7, 2015 - 11:43am

10.10.3 discourages the installation of camera raw 6.03. The installer gives the message:”a newer version of camera raw is present on this machine.” Unfortunately the 10.10.3 version of camera raw does not include the new cameras on Camera Raw 6.03.


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by DANimage
March 8, 2015 - 5:00am

I found out that selecting and holding down the ‘Control” key a menu pups up and from there you can delete a folder or picture. By knowing that I think that I can work with it for now, knowing that it hopeful will be improved. In response to the new ‘camera raw’ I had the same problem.

Frans Lichtenberg

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by Suirsam
March 31, 2015 - 2:06pm

I think the new photos is a good starting point but hope Apple are not too slow in making the improvements it is going to need. For instance I have made a smart album on my Mac but these don’t sync across othe Apple devices. Also the ability to use plugins needs to be available.

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