New Photos App To Include Professional-Grade Features

Aperture

Last week’s announcement of Apple regarding the shutting down of their professional photo-editing App Aperture left Aperture users with lot of ambiguity.  To give clarity to Aperture users, Ars Technica got some information about the new Photos App from an Apple representative. The new App is expected to have some professional-grade features, like image search, editing, effects, and most notably, third-party extensibility.

When asked about what Aperture-like features users can expect from the new Photos app, an Apple representative mentioned plans for professional-grade features such as image search, editing, effects, and most notably, third-party extensibility.

The screen shot of the new Photos App that was shared during the WWDC shows some of these features. There is an adjustments panel with settings for Light (Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Brightness, Contrast, Blacks), Color (Saturation, Contrast, Cast), Black & White (Hue Strength, Neutral Boost, Photo Tone, Grain), Definition (Amount), Vignette (Amount), White Balance and Levels.

The new Photos App is expected to be launched early next year, and Aperture users can import their libraries to it.