Monday, May 11, 2015

Apple's New "Photos" Software in Yosemite 10.10.3

My apologies for the lapse in posts. 

Apple has made my life a bit more challenging (frustrating) -- still with several unresolved issues.

I've been an Apple user for 25 years. A month ago they upgraded their operating system with a significant change: iPhoto would no longer exist. It was replaced by "Photos" which is part of the operating system now and not a separate application. 

However, in so doing Apple eliminated many important functions: 

There is no longer the ability to sort photos by Title (or keyword or rating). By default they are all sorted by date -- and in some cases date added as opposed to the date the photo was taken. 

Photos no longer has the ability to input photo location information. (I need to be able to identify where a photo was taken: Jasper National Park, Canada; Yellowstone; the Chiricahua Mountains; etc.)

It no longer provides the ability to drag and drop a photo into another application. 

In the process of migrating the photos from iPhoto to Photos several thousand titles were lost, many dates didn't migrate accurately (they migrated as date added instead of date taken). 

So I have spent the last three weeks trying to get my photo library back into useable condition. Not being able to sort by title is a deal breaker. If Apple doesn't add that functionality back I will have to go to a different photo organizing/editing software -- which, of course, will add more countless hours.

I'll try to get another post off within a couple of days.

Thanks for understanding.


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