Chronicle of a death foretold. iOS 8 invites us to migrate iPhoto data

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Chronicle of a death foretold. iOS 8 invites us to migrate iPhoto data
Chronicle of a death foretold. iOS 8 invites us to migrate iPhoto data

When we try to open the app in the previous iOS 8 betas we see a message informing us that it is not compatible . Some people wanted to interpret it as a reference to that particular version of iPhoto, leaving room for Apple to update the app to fix the problem in view of the release of the new version of the system after the summer. But no, with iOS 8 beta 4 the thing is even clearer: It is no longer a simple informative message, but a migration assistant to move our data from the app to Photos.

The link to more information is dead for now, but the text of the notice already informs that the layouts and texts we have added to books, journals and slideshows will not be available in Photos. Not surprisingly, Photos for iOS 8 has improved a lot, but still focuses on simplifying the functions most demanded by users instead of incorporating others as specific as the creation of printed books or digital travelogues.

We won’t leave any doubt about the capabilities of OS X photos until the beginning of 2015

The slideshow is available, but its operation is completely automatic, offering us only the possibility of configuring the type of transitions and the music to be played.

As for the version for OS X Yosemite, as we already pointed out, it does seem to have a Projects section, presumably dedicated to integrate the printing function of books, postcards and iPhoto calendars, but we won’t leave any doubt about the capabilities of Photos for OS X until the beginning of 2015.

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