Photos for macOS

Photos helps you keep your growing library organised and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images. Memories displays the best images from your photo library in beautiful collections. And with iCloud Photo Library, you can keep a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos stored in iCloud and up to date on your Mac, iOS devices, Apple TV and even your PC.

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

iCloud Photo Library gives you access to your entire Mac photo and video library from all your devices. If you shoot a snapshot, slow-motion video or selfie on your iPhone, it’s automatically added to iCloud Photo Library as well — so it appears on your Mac, your iOS devices, Apple TV, iCloud.com and your PC. And since your collection is organised the same way across your Apple devices, navigating your library always feels familiar.

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Make an edit here, see it there.

When you make changes on your Mac like editing a photo, marking a Favourite 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 Mac. When you choose “Optimise Mac Storage”, all your full‑resolution photos and videos are stored in iCloud in their original formats, with storage-saving versions kept on your Mac as space is needed. You can also optimise storage on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, so you can access more photos and videos than ever before. You get 5GB of free storage in iCloud — and as your library grows, you have the option to choose a plan for up to 2TB.

Rediscover your memories in beautiful new ways.

You’ve spent years capturing moments worth remembering. Now Photos can automatically turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories — shareable collections of your best photos — based on people, places, holidays and more.

Share your favourite photos in more places than ever.

Use the Share menu to easily share photos via iCloud Photo Sharing and AirDrop. Or send photos to your favourite photo sharing destinations, such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also customise the menu and share directly to other compatible sites that offer sharing extensions.