Tech giant Apple Inc released the first ever preview of its Photos app, which is being dubbed as a better iPhoto replacement, for its registered developers.
The announcement of the launch of Photos app, absolutely free to OS X Yosemite users, was made by Apple in 2014. The app is expected to see an official launch later this year.
The Cupertino-based firm has made the announcement last year while talking about the beginning of shipping of the iPhoto alternative in early 2015.
“Simply coming this spring,” the Apple website said showing the Photos timetable.
The OS X application in a complete makeover will be similar in appearance with a same-named app running on iOS. The revamped app will also replace Apple’s 13-year-old ‘iPhoto’ app. The users have ignored the iPhoto app for its awkward interface and confusing connection process with Apple’s cloud-based storage and synchronization service, called iCloud.
iCloud forms Photos app’s key component. The developers believe the storage service can prove to be a potential boon as well as bane for the users.
The users can go to the iCloud service to store their pictures and videos in the “iCloud Photo Library” at Apple’s servers. Then the Apple user can freely avail these images and videos from any iOS or OS X devices or from other platforms’ browser.
According to the developers, the users can use iCloud for sharing and synchronizing the changes in the images and video with other users.
Apple has so far done a record 74.5 million iPhones sale, while 21.4 million iPads and 5.5 million Mac computers have been sold in the fourth quarter of 2014.