GNOME 3.10 beta gets new photo display tool
The recently released developer version of GNOME 3.9.4 sees the addition of Photos (GNOME Photos) to the collection of applications included as part of the desktop. The program, which was actually developed some time ago, is, like many smartphone photo apps, able to display both local and online photos and load local photos to the cloud. The program also includes a small range of editing functions, but it is not intended that it should become either a photo editor or photo manager. It connects to online services with the help of GNOME Online Accounts (GOA).
Its inclusion in the latest development version means that the application is likely to be included in GNOME 3.10, due for release in September. The news files for programs and core components in GNOME 3.9.4 list further changes in this pre-release version, including a number of changes to the Shell which mean that Chrome dialogs should now always be over the main browser window, and extensions to Wayland support in GNOME graphics library Clutter.