Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement


Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. It will be followed by a public Photos beta, with the final Photos product delivered to Mac users as part of a free software update this spring. (Check out our complete hands-on report here.)

Apple announced last year that it would end development on its consumer photo library, iPhoto, and its professional photo editing suite, Aperture. In their place, the company said it would develop an all new product, tied closely to the cloud. The resulting product will likely feel like an improvement for most iPhoto users, though users of Aperture’s more powerful editing and organizational features are likely to find it wanting. >more