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By Jeff Carlson | Saturday, March 21, 2015

Photos for OS X App: The Smart Way to Install the Public Beta

installing the photos for os x app beta

Apple is now offering the new Photos for OS X application as a public beta, so anyone who signs up for (and is accepted into) the Apple Beta Software Program can start using a pre-release version of the photo library software.

But there’s a catch: You must also install the beta of the entire operating system, OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, to get the Photos for OS X app.
That means your data will be vulnerable to the sometimes unexpected behavior of pre-release software—and not just any data, but your library of irreplaceable digital photos.

You need a smart plan of action to make it work. Before you download the newest software, follow my advice in this article and save yourself potential headaches and wasted time.

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