iPhoto ’12 Will Be A Lot Like iPhoto For iOS When It’s Released This Summer

iPhoto ’12 Will Be A Lot Like iPhoto For iOS When It’s Released This Summer

OS X has been undergoing a gradual process of iOS-ification ever since Lion was released last year, and that process will continue with this year’s Mountain Lion. A new rumor states, however, that it won’t end there, and iPhoto ’12 will be packed with features lifted from iPhoto for iOS when it is released on the Mac App Store this summer.

The report comes from Belgian Apple site Apple Weetjes, who claims that the new iPhoto will be heavily inspired by iPhoto for iOS, specifically in the way it handles photo retouching.

Another major change will be that photo albums that previously shared to MobileMe will now be replaced with the ability to create iCloud photo journals, as in iPhoto for iOS.

Apple Weetjes also says that the new version of iPhoto will not work on Snow Leopard, but will require Lion or Mountain Lion to run.

Given how terrible iPhoto is on the Mac, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple totally re-envisioned how the software works to be more akin with the iOS version. The wisest thing Apple could do with iPhoto is continue to fully embrace it’s consumer-friendly and beginner-oriented features. iPhoto for iOS is already consumer- and beginner-friendliness distilled; may as well just port it over to the Mac and be done with it.

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  • BanterClaus

    I really don’t see why everybody hates iPhoto on the Mac. I still really like it.

  • joewaylo

    So will it be released on July 28, 2011, 9 months ago, or is that a graphical typo done by the designer?

  • technochick

    I really don’t see why everybody hates iPhoto on the Mac. I still really like it.

    Agreed. It isn’t perhaps the most sophisticated in the editing department but I don’t think Apple has ever intended it as a replacement for things like Photoshop. And it does a pretty decent job with organizing photos if you are willing to put in the work to label things.

    I suppose really the only place it lacks is your uploading options. But is that because Apple doesn’t want to include anyone other than Facebook and Flickr or because the other players either don’t have APIs or don’t want to license them to Apple.

  • ereins158

    Sounds reasonable. I guarantee it won’t we called iPhoto ’12 though. Just iPhoto 10.0 or maybe just a free update.

  • Steven Kool
    I really don’t see why everybody hates iPhoto on the Mac. I still really like it.

    Agreed. It isn’t perhaps the most sophisticated in the editing department but I don’t think Apple has ever intended it as a replacement for things like Photoshop. And it does a pretty decent job with organizing photos if you are willing to put in the work to label things.

    I suppose really the only place it lacks is your uploading options. But is that because Apple doesn’t want to include anyone other than Facebook and Flickr or because the other players either don’t have APIs or don’t want to license them to Apple.

    I agree as well, but iPhoto is sooooo laggy! Even compared to applications like Photoshop on my MBP.

    What I never understood is why they added Facebook and Flickr integration to iPhoto for OSX, but not twitter or any other social media website (I’d very much enjoy a tumblr plugin myself), but they added twitter integration to iOS, but not Facebook or any other social media website.
    Also, why is it that if you delete a photo from iPhoto that you’ve shared on Facebook, that it also deletes the photos on Facebook itself? I lost a whoooole lot of photos because of that bug/feature!!

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