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What has become of the macOS High Sierra photo app?

via:威锋网     time:2017/7/25 16:42:34     readed:1323

In macOS High Sierra, apple updates its built-in photo applications, adds new tools, and updates or improves other aspects of it, either large or small. It gives users a better management experience, as well as new editing tools, and further integration with third party applications.

New features in Mac photo applications

This year the macOS High Sierra update version compared with last year, in fact, not many major update or add some main functions and characteristics of small, at the same time to the existing application (such as the application and characteristics of perfect photos).

The official version of macOS High Sierra will be available this fall, but if you want to experience new photo apps in advance, you can also download the High Sierra public beta to experience it. This morning, apple just released the macOS High Sierra developer beta 4.

Next, let's take a look at this, and we'll see a brand new photo app in macOS High Sierra this fall.

The sidebar is fixed

In the previous version of macOS, there was a top navigation bar in the photo application, and an optional sidebar. However, in the new version of the photo application, the sidebar will no longer be hidden so that users can access the gallery, share galleries, albums and projects at any time. It can be said that the sidebar is now the primary mode of user navigation application. The user can not hide it, but it can be adjusted to its size.

The media type album to support users will own the media file into live photo, self timer, panoramic photos, photos and shooting depth etc.. The import panel displays the recently imported media files in chronological order, as well as dates and times.

Better manage photos

The new photo application has a new selection that tracks the user's selected photos. Users can drag and drop these photos, move them to new albums, or export to the desktop. Using tools in the toolbar, users can quickly collect or rotate these photos in bulk. Users can filter these photos according to collections and edits.

New editing tools

Mac photo applications now add a new Curves tool that allows users to adjust colors, change colors, and make images brighter or darker. The new Selective Color tool allows users to adjust hue and saturation, and select brightness and range for a particular color. When the user adjusts the color saturation of the image, he will find how useful the new tool is.

The new "display unadjusted pictures" option allows users to quickly compare the edited photos with the originals, and this new option is in the upper left corner of the toolbar.

Other new editing tools also include levels, definitions, noise reduction and sharpening.

Filter effect adjustment

In the photo application, the filter section is slightly modified. In High Sierra, users will be able to use the following color filters:


Dramatic Warm

Dramatic Cool

Vivid Cool

Vivid Warm

It also has black and white filters:




All in all, these new filters will make the photos more subtle and more enjoyable.

Live Photos editor

In iOS 11 apple for Live Photos adds several new effects. In High Sierra, Apple also does not forget to apply the Live Photos editing function to the photos.

The effects of circulation can make Live Photo into an infinite loop mode, can let Live Photo play back and forth in the movement back and forth to play, long exposure can make moving parts in the picture become blurred, and the stationary part remained unchanged.

The text description is not figurative words, then you should have seen the fuzzy flow and extension of the ray pictures and the like, which is the best example. Usually it takes DSLR, or a manual camera application, and a three - foot tripod. But now that Live Photo has long exposure, users can take similar photos on iPhone without requiring additional equipment.

Users can tailor or mute it, and new applications now support the user's choice of cover for each Live Photo.

Support third party tools

Mac photo applications can now be better integrated with third party applications. For example, you can directly use the third party editing application to open an image in Mac's photo application, and then edit it. The user's editing and adjustment of the photos will be seamlessly synchronized to the photo application. This feature has now supported Adobe, Photoshop, and Pixelmator. Users can achieve the synchronization function by right clicking pictures and sharing pictures with Photoshop or Pixelmator.

It also supports the extension of the third party project, where users can publish or print pictures using platforms such as Animoto, ifolor, Shutterfly, WhiteWall, and Wix.

Other features and updates

The added recall feature in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra allows you to screen the best photos from your user albums and play them as slides. In High Sierra, photo apps become more intelligent, adding new albums such as birthdays, weddings and babies to show more of every moment in a user's life.

Mac photo applications are getting better and better

In 2014, with the release of the OS X Yosemite operating system, Apple Corp officially cut off the iPhoto and Aperture that users liked very much, and replaced them with new Mac photo applications. Although the new application can be used to replace the old and new applications in the function and characteristics of the old application or completely unable to and equivalence, such as lack of star rating system and geo tagged photos and other functions also let users disappointed. Since 2014, Apple Corp from all aspects of the application of photo was perfect, but some characteristics of the user's favorite does not return, it also proves that in the development of photo application, apple still has a long way to go.

In general, photo applications have been well updated in the new macOS High Sierra, with great improvements in photo management and basic editing capabilities.

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