iPhoto 12 Coming to Mac OS X This Summer - Report

Dutch site claims to have learned of a new iPhoto iteration that borrows iOS elements

iPhoto 12 is coming to the Mac this summer, according to an anonymous source speaking to the Dutch website Apple Weetjes. The updated application is said to borrow heavily from its iOS counterpart.

The report notes that Apple will attempt to put the two iPhotos on par with each other, eliminating the unnecessary features on the desktop side, making the photo management app just as intuitive as on the iPad and iPhone.

iPhoto 12 will reportedly allow users to create a photo album and share it through Apple’s iCloud, and the software will only work on OS X Lion and the upcoming Mountain Lion. iPhoto 12 will not be compatible with Snow Leopard, according to the report.

The app is also said to facilitate file transfers between devices with iPhoto installed - i.e. Mac with iPhone.

iPhoto is Apple’s flagship photo-management application on Mac OS X. As part of the iLife suite of apps, iPhoto boasts several functions, such as Events, Faces, Places, Albums, Projects, and even some editing tools.

iPhoto on iOS is a universal app that runs on iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4 or newer devices.

“With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough way,” Apple says.

“Browse, edit, and share your photos from your iPad or iPhone, like never before – all the powerful tools you need are at your fingertips. And with iCloud, you can share your experiences as stunning photo journals,” reads the official App Store description for iPhoto.

Users can employ a set of Multi-Touch tools to perfect color and exposure, as well as crop, straighten, and retouch images. To enhance pictures even further, Apple includes a bunch of cool effects just a tap away. Finally, users can share their stories as beautiful photo journals.

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