Apple’s Photos app is now available to anyone via the free 10.10.3 Yosemite update that went out today, and after spending significant time with the app in beta, we can tell you that it’s a smart upgrade for Apple’s local picture management software. The app is a perfect reflection of the true future of photo storage: All your pictures, when you need them, wherever you need them.
iCloud Photo Library
At the heart of Photos for OS X is iCloud Photo Library, Apple’s cloud-based picture storage system that keeps libraries synced across platforms, meaning you’ll have access to the same photos, albums and shared collections whether you’re browsing on your Mac, on your iPhone, on your iPad, or soon, even on your Apple Watch. Enabling iCloud Photo Library is not necessary to use Photos, but it’s clearly something Photos was designed for, and it really helps…
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