First Things First

Photos for macOS replaces not one but two venerable Apple applications: iPhoto and Aperture. Those are tough acts to follow.

If Photos is your first imaging app ever, then this makes little difference to you. The paint is fresh, the carpets are clean, and there’s a light breeze blowing in through the window. Welcome!

For most of us, this isn’t our first attempt at finding a place to organize our pictures, improve their appearance, and share them with others. Some of us are refugees from Apple’s abandonment of Aperture and iPhoto, and others just haven’t found a home that feels right yet.

Regardless of your history or lack thereof, I’m glad you’re here. Why? Because on first blush, this looks like a modest place. But Photos ...

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