First look: Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more powerful editing

the Yosemite-only Photos for OS X offers an interface less cluttered than iPhoto, improved navigation, simpler yet more powerful editing tools and more

  • Photos interface follows Yosemite's path of clean, minimal design,

  • Photos gathers images and movies of particular types at the top of the Albums view.

  • You can import media from cameras, connected iOS devices, and media just as you did with iPhoto.

  • You add keywords and descriptions as well as view EXIF and location data in the Info window.

  • The Crop control not only lets you crop your images, but also straighten them.

  • Photos' Adjustments tools are simple yet powerful.

  • Even finer adjustments can be made via the Add menu.

  • iCloud storage is not required.

  • Photos introduces some new slideshow themes.

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