When did Apple announce it’s getting rid of it’s Photos Projects and printing service
I just noticed when I tried to order prints of several of my pictures in the Photos app the message “To create a Photos Project, download a Project Extension… for final purchases using the existing built-in service, place your orders by September 30, 2018.” The same thing happens if I select several photos and try to make a Book of them. Somehow I missed that Apple was removing this service, when did they announce that?
I get that Apple’s photo books didn’t offer the formatting prowess of Shutterfly or anything, but they were good enough for me to make several family photo albums over the years, including of my now-deceased grandmother. I appreciated that it was in iPhoto because I could quickly open it up digitally and look at it any time. Now it looks like they’ll be stripping this out in Mojave Photos. I assume they won’t remove books one has already created, but it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to create new ones.
You know, it’s frustrating that Apple’s software is getting *dumber* and less capable as years go by, and they’re perfectly content changing from being the company that makes it easy to do really complex things in an aesthetic way to a company that’s afraid to work on anything that a kindergartener wouldn’t be able to do with a simple touch screen tablet. I don’t think Mac users should be punished just because something is harder to also do on an iPad.
I know I’m being a conspiracy theorist, but it just strikes me as being one more example of Apple moving a goal post to consider an iPad a “real computer.” You redefine what useful functionality and productivity are to being scribbling chunky letters on a screen with a stylus, and all of a sudden, sure! The iPad is a computer!