Framed in a whole new way.
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, 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 and iCloud.com. And since your collection is organised the same way across your devices, navigating your library always feels familiar. Learn more
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.
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 1TB.
The beautiful all-new design of the Photos app uses Moments, Collections and Years views to automatically organise your photos and videos by when and where they were taken. 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.
Create stand-out photos with a comprehensive set of powerful but easy-to-use editing tools. Choose Enhance to improve your photo with just a click. Use a filter to instantly give it a new look. Or use new Smart Sliders to quickly edit like a pro even if you’re a beginner. Smart Sliders intelligently adjust multiple elements of your photo at once — so it’s easier than ever to lighten a dark image, get the colour just right or even create a beautiful black and white.
Photos makes it simple to apply more advanced adjustments to your image. You can make precise edits by enabling the histogram, adjusting levels, adding definition and more. You can even add a vignette for a final artistic touch.
Click through to see how these editing tools work:
With just a click, you can add a filter to make a photo shine. Click through eight built-in filters to audition a look and choose the one you like best.