Mac OS X El Capitan is set to release to the public this fall and Photos app is set to gain new features alongside others as well. In fact, El Capitan marks the first major refresh since the app’s debut on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, which replaced iPhoto.
If you’re planning to upgrade to Photos 1.1, however you must be warned, you cannot revert your photo library from 1.1 once upgraded. Meaning if you upgrade your library on El Capitan, it will no longer be viewable on Yosemite or earlier.
Multiple Library Support
The first major feature in the upcoming Photos 1.1. update is being able to manage multiple photo libraries. Simply alt + click the photos app icon in the dock to bring up the view shown above.
Third-party filters and tools
In iOS 8, Apple introduced this feature on iPhone and iPad, allowing developers to plug into the first-party Photos app. In Photos 1.1, Apple is bringing this feature to the Mac.
On the Mac, however, developers have two options: the extension can be a standalone download or it can be bundled into the Mac App Store bundle. On iOS, developers are required to bundle the extension within the containing app.
This feature was originally introduced in the Finder on OS X. In the new Photos app you will be able to do the same, but within the app itself. Simply highlight the photos, bring up the inspector (Command + I), and use the new Add a Title option.
Will you be using these new features in Photos 1.1?