The new Photos app is, as expected, heavily integrated with iCloud storage. Users can opt out of iCloud but that will cause some limits on how many photos can be moved between devices at one time. Photos includes 5GB of storage with the option to rent more storage (up to 1TB) for a monthly fee. While the ability to easily share photos across platforms is great, I still hesitate to leave precious photos in storage I have to rent to keep. As previously experienced with iPhoto, the new Photos app also likes to hide your original file and prefers you only see the sorted Photos organizer file.
Simple editing tools are included in Photos but they are no replacement for the discontinued Aperture editing capabilities. You can still keep Aperture on your Mac though although there will be no further updates or new versions. Photos also includes a standard filter set like most other photo apps on the market today. A plus side though is that Photos will import Jpeg and RAW files.
3. Sell Stuff
The kicker of the new Photos app is its integration with Apple’s new print service. Buy prints directly from your phone or computer with the Photos app. Whether this integration will let Apple seriously break into a market already saturated with prints suppliers remains to be seen.
Get an in-depth look at the new Photos app at The Verge.