Photos for macOS

Photos in macOS High Sierra 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 with even more categories. 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 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. Even the photos and videos imported from your DSLR, GoPro or drone to your Mac appear on all your iCloud Photo Library-enabled devices. And since your collection is organised the same way across your Apple devices, navigating your library always feels familiar.*

Learn more about iCloud Photo Library

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.

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

The Photos app uses Moments, Collections and Years views to organise your photos and videos by when and where they were taken. With People, you get powerful face recognition capabilities that group photos by person. Places lets you see all your photos on a beautiful world map. You can even search for photos by what’s in them, like strawberries, sunsets and surfboards.

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. Use a filter to instantly give it a new look. Or use Smart Sliders to quickly edit like a pro even if you’re a beginner. With Markup, you can add text, shapes, sketches or a signature to your images. You can turn Live Photos into fun, short video loops to share. And now you can make edits to photos using apps like Photoshop and Pixelmator, and your changes will automatically be saved back to your Photos library.

Bring even more life to your Live Photos. When you edit a Live Photo, the new Loop effect can turn it into a continuous looping video that you can experience again and again. Try Bounce to play the action forwards and backwards. Or choose Long Exposure for a beautiful DSLR‑like effect to blur water or extend light trails. You can also trim, mute and select a key photo for each Live Photo.

Add filters for striking effects.

With just a click, you can apply one of nine updated photo filters inspired by classic photography styles to your photos.

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.

Turn your pictures into projects.

Making amazing projects and special gifts for loved ones is easier than ever with Photos. Create everything from gorgeous framed gallery prints to stunning websites with easy-to-use built-in tools and third-party project extensions.

Third-Party Projects. Photos makes it easy to work with services like Shutterfly, WhiteWall, iFolor, Wix.com, Mpix and Mimeo, so you can create impressive websites, collages, photo albums, wall decor and more.

Download third-party extensions from the Mac App Store