Tech giant Apple on Thursday unveiled the first preview of its iPhoto replacement, Photos, for its registered developers.
Last year, Apple had announced offering Photos, which will be seeing an official launch later this year, absolutely free to OS X Yosemite users.
The Cupertino-based company has made the announcement in 2014 while talking about the beginning of iPhoto substitute shipping in early 2015.
The Apple website showed the Photos timetable “simply coming this spring.”
The revamped OS X application will look a lot like the same-named app that runs on iOS. Moreover, it will replace Apple’s 13-year-old application ‘iPhoto’, which has been ditched by many users for its uncomfortable and awkward interface as well as confusing connect mechanism to the iCloud, Apple’s cloud-based service for storage and synchronization.
iCloud is an integral component of Photos and hence can be both-a potential boon and bane-for its users.
The users can store theirs photographs and videos in the “iCloud Photo Library” on Apple’s servers. This will give freedom to the Apple users to avail these images and videos from any iOS or OS X devices or from other platforms’ browser.
iCloud can also be used for sharing photographs and video with others and for making synchronization changes to images.
The company has sold a record 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads and 5.5 million Macs during the fourth quarter of last year.