LOS ANGELES (USA Today) – Say goodbye to an old friend, iPhoto, and hello to Apple’s new Photos app, which is about to take its place on computer screens.
The Photos app, which will be included on all new Apple computers beginning in the spring, is available today as a free public beta. LINK: https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram.
Requirements: users should have Yosemite, the latest Apple operating system, which is available as a free download, and iOS8, the mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and the iPhone touch. It works with all iPhones from the 4S on up.
Fans of iPhoto, get ready for a big change in your pocketbook. The app’s redesign is all about taking photos on phones and tablets as well as cameras, and having them seamlessly sync between all the devices.
And you’ll pay for this. Apple offers 5 gigabyte of free storage, but any heavy photo/video user knows that will last you a few weeks before it maxes out. Five GB should handle at least 3,000 photos.