October 12, 2019
macOS Catalina is Here, and We’re Excited About It
There's good news if you love to take photos. The Apple Photos app for macOS is a suite of digital tools that lets you store, categorize, sync, and edit all your photos in one place.
You might not be the next Annie Leibovitz, but you too can create amazing images to share with friends. Store your photos in your Mac library and access them from multiple devices with your Apple ID. It's that simple!
Photos for macOS is a powerful piece of software that transforms the way you store, share, and edit your photos. Unlike other photos apps, it's completely free to use (although you might have to pay for extra storage).
Here are some of the things you can do with macOS Photos:
It's free to use the Photos app for macOS. You get 5GB of free storage in iCloud. (That's a lot!) However, you can pay for up to 2TB of extra storage.
There are various benefits of using the Photos App for macOS:
Using Photos for macOS is really easy.
Your photo library lets you keep all of your pics in one place. You will notice there are four categories in your photo library:
The Photos tab shows all of your photos in chronological order (where possible). Your most recent photos will show up first. Click on the Photos tab and scroll down to see all the pics you have taken in the past.
The other three tabs group your images based on when and where you took them.
Keeping your photo library well-organized will make it easier to view, share, and edit your photos. You can delete old images and videos you don't want, create folders, and move them from one tab to another. You can do all of this with a click of a button!
Here comes the fun part. The Photos app for macOS has loads of editing tools. You can add filters, images, and other graphic elements to your pictures in seconds.
Here's how to do it:
There are plenty of ways you can edit your photos in this app. Here are some of them:
Quick tip: If you don't have time to manually edit your pics, use the Enhance feature. This adjusts the look of your photos with just one quick click.
Adding a filter to your photo won't take you long, either. You will find loads of different ones to choose from. If you use a filter and don't like it, you can always change your mind.
Tagging your photos makes it easier to find and share them. It only takes a few seconds.
Your Shared Albums is where you share photos with friends. You can add photos to your Shared Albums at any time, meaning you can always choose which photos are shared with your contacts.
Quick tip: Want to add photos from your Shared Albums to social media? Double-click on the photo you want to share and click on the Upload symbol. Choose your social media platform -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
MacOS app extensions are a great way to expand on the functionality of your app. Extensions are third party applications that integrate seamlessly with Apple’s Photos application. With a growing number of app extensions available, there are so many exciting ways to work with photos on your device:
If you are new to the Photos app for macOS, follow this simple guide. This piece of software makes it easier for you to store, sync, categorize and edit your photos.