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4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 & 11 Reasons You Should

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Install for Improvements to Photos

Install for Improvements to Photos

If you're still running macOS Catalina or older, note that macOS Big Sur brings significant changes to the Photos app. 

With macOS Big Sur on board, you'll enjoy better video editing. Specifically, adjustments, filters, and cropping are now supported for video editing so you can rotate, increase exposure, or even apply filters to your videos.

You also get improved photo editing. You can apply a new Vibrance effect to photos and adjust the intensity of filters and Portrait Lighting effects.

There is an improved Retouch tool which uses advanced machine learning to remove blemishes, dust specks, and other objects from your photos. 

You can now add context to photos and videos with captions. And if you have iCloud Photos enabled, your captions sync across all your devices, including captions you add on an iPhone or iPad. 

macOS Big Sur also includes improved navigation and enhancements to the app's Memories feature including a larger selection of music. 

It's also worth noting that macOS Big Sur 11.2.3, macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, macOS Big Sur 11.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.1 allow Mac users to edit Apple ProRAW photos in the Photos application. 

If that's a feature you'll take advantage of, upgrade your Mac today.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Cindy

    01/26/2021 at 8:08 am

    Big Sur is terrible. My computer runs so much slower I’m ready to throw it out the window. Don’t download this program.

  2. Bob Gardner

    01/26/2021 at 9:28 am

    cannot maintain connectivity of screen share. One or both of us lose screen control. constant disconnects and frequent reboots. covid forced at-home business is getting impossible with Big Sur.

    I have a brand new 2019 MacBook Pro and my partner has a fairly new 2016 MacBook Pro. We were doing just fine on Catalina then switched to Big Sur and everything went to hell…we gave it a week to settle in with all of its syncing and updating stuff but then found that performance issues and bugs like entire system shut downs and black screen and spinning wheels started happening… this is supposed to be the best hardware we can buy and yet hampered by Big Sur and its issues is causing us to rethink going back to Catalina.

  3. Trevor Martin

    02/28/2021 at 2:32 am

    I have a MacBook Pro 2016. Big Sur automatically updated and as a result I can no longer use the MBP as a clam when connected to my BenQ 2700 monitor that I need for photo editing. When I try to log into my MBP in clam mode the screen goes blank after about 10 seconds and says it is not receiving a signal. Seriously! This latest update was supposed to sort a few things out for 2019/20 MBP …. not f**k a 2016 model… Unbelievable. Thanks Apple..

  4. Richard Welliver

    03/03/2021 at 7:40 pm

    Big Sur update 11.2.1 and now 11.2.2 will not update on my iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019) It seems to download but when installing i get a error message that there is a problem with my internet connection.

  5. Michelle

    03/10/2021 at 2:01 am

    I have updated my MacBook Air late 2020 to 11.2.3.
    Can’t really see any difference. Since I bought the
    new MacBook the only problem I’ve had (which is very
    annoying) is that the auto login option is greyed out
    and I cannot disable the automatic login. In Library/
    Preferences the com.apple.autologin etc. is missing.
    Surprisingly enough I installed MacOs Catalina on my
    old MacBook Air mid 2012 and it works perfectly.

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