NEW YORK (USA Today) — Back in 2002 when Apple launched iPhoto on the Mac, a single member of your household likely snapped most if not all the family pictures, which were then imported to a computer. More than a dozen years later, armed with cameras inside smartphones that are typically better than the point-and-shoots used back then, everybody in the family shoots pictures — and oh, by the way, videos, too.
Folks are tooling around with selfies, panoramas, time-lapse photographs and slow-motion video. And those pictures and videos turn up everywhere: on phones, tablets and computers.
With the photographic times a-changin’, Apple was due to overhaul the way images are handled on the Mac.
The result is Photos for OS X, a splendid new app for Macs running OS X Yosemite that’s meant to nudge iPhoto into retirement (though iPhoto will remain on the Mac).