But is it ready?
I knew that someday Apple would come out with a successor to iPhoto, or at least a total reworking of the application (just as they did with the iWork apps, which have gone through this a couple times). I was anticipating Photos for OSX. I was delighted that it was included in the Yosemite Beta program. Every times there was an update to the beta of OS 10.10.3, the first thing I would do was to open Photos and see if the ability to geotag photos had appeared in this update. Now with the full release version, I know that I’m going to have to wait for a future release. Alas, that means that I’m going to be sticking with iPhoto for a while longer.
Photos taken with my iPhone come to my computer with the data of where they were taken; they are already geotagged. My regular camera isn’t quite so smart. In order to arrange things, I (when I have a moment) add the geographical data to my photos. I do this even though the Places section of iPhoto seems to be slower and wonkier than Faces. Damn. Still, it’s a help.
|It sees location data, but…|
But I can’t move to Photos until I can continue my endless spare time project of geotagging photos. And that’s not going to happen yet, because while Photos can read existing geotagging data, it doesn’t yet give users a way to add it. Photos help does say that
If your camera has GPS capability (as iPhone does), or you’ve added GPS information to your photos, Photos can automatically display your photos on a map.
|…how can you put it there?|
I remain patient. I like Photos. It has some real advantages over the antiquated iPhoto. And someday soon, it will do everything I need. Apple, please update Photos so I can geotag my pictures.
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