Apple Photos

Apple's Photos app for OS X—an app that's being built from the ground up—is finally being seeding out to developers. It's been a long time since we last heard about the company's iPhoto replacement, but it sounds like Apple is ready to show the world what its new app can do. A public beta for Photos will reportedly follow today's developer seed, followed by what Apple has promised will be a spring release for the new software.

Photos is essentially what you'd find on iOS, sticking with the same clean look and easy-to-understand layout. It's not a Photoshop replacement, but it looks like an intuitive alternative for everyday consumers. Users will be able to do things like enhance, rotate, crop, apply filters and more. Nothing groundbreaking, but the focus here is on usability. Early reports claim the app is definitely fun and easy, albeit a little underwhelming in the feature's department.

If you're part of Apple's developer program, you can get your hands on the new app with OS X 10.10.3. Again, a public beta is expected to follow soon, along with a release later this spring. We'll see if we can't get our hands on it to bring you our thoughts.