Photos

Your entire photo collection.
Framed in a whole new way.
Coming Soon
Introducing Photos for OS X. Featuring an easy-to-use and streamlined design, Photos has been engineered from the ground up to help you keep your growing library organized and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images. And with iCloud Photo Library, a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos can be stored in the cloud — so you can access your entire collection from your Mac or iOS devices anytime.

iCloud Photo Library.
One convenient home for all your photos and videos.Beta

For the first time, iCloud Photo Library gives you access to your entire Mac photo and video library from all your devices. If you shoot a snapshot, slo-mo, or selfie on your iPhone, it’s automatically added to iCloud Photo Library as well — so it appears on your Mac, your iOS devices, and iCloud.com. And since your collection is organized the same way across devices, navigating your library always feels familiar. Learn more

Make an edit here, see it there.

When you make changes on your Mac like editing a photo, marking a Favorite, or adding to an album, they’re kept up to date on your iPhone, your iPad, and iCloud.com. And vice versa — any changes made on your iOS devices are automatically reflected on your Mac.

Fill your library, not your device.

iCloud Photo Library can help you make the most of the space on your devices. When you choose “Optimize Mac Storage,” it stores all your full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud in their original formats, while keeping storage-saving versions on each device. When you make an edit, the original image will download automatically. You get 5GB of free storage in iCloud — and as your library grows, you have the option to choose a plan for up to 1TB.

The moment you’re looking for, always at hand.

The beautiful all-new design of the Photos app uses Moments, Collections, and Years views to automatically organize your photos and videos by time and location. With dramatically more screen space devoted to your photos, you can easily scan your entire library at a glance and quickly find the content you’re looking for. A new, streamlined toolbar puts the right controls at your fingertips, giving you instant access to the photos you’ve shared, the albums you’ve made, and the projects you’ve created. And you can even use gestures to browse your entire photo collection with just a touch.

Perfect your best shots with powerful editing tools.

Create standout photos with a comprehensive set of powerful but easy‑to‑use editing tools. Choose Enhance to improve your photo with just a click. Or use Smart Sliders to adjust lighting and color — behind the scenes, Photos uses intelligent algorithms to analyze your image and apply the right mix of adjustments.

Take control of the finest details.

Photos makes it simple to apply more advanced adjustments to your image. You can make precise edits by enabling the histogram, adding definition, reducing noise, and more. You can even add a vignette for a final artistic touch.

Click through to see how these editing tools work:

Add filters for striking effects.

With just a click, you can add a filter to make a photo pop. Click through eight built-in filters to audition a look and choose the one you like best.

Be one of the first to experience Photos on your Mac

Join the OS X Beta Program to test‑drive Photos, and provide feedback to help make it even better. Learn more