Know how you can set up and use Photos on your Mac


The Photos app on Mac gives you the ability to manage, edit, and share all your photos in a quick and handy manner. Additionally, with the help of Markup built right into Photos for Mac, you can give your photo an amazing look by adding things, such as text, callout, shapes and a lot more to it.

Now, just keep reading to learn about how to set up and start using Photos on your Mac.

Getting started with Photos on the Mac

When you first launch the Photos app on your Mac, you will get a quick overview of what you can look forward to as long as you upload all your photos, videos, and memories.

Plus, you will get the introduction that explains how to organize and categorize your photos.

The Photos app also helps you create photo artworks like greeting cards, calendars and photo books.

Managing photos on the Mac

After you are done with the initial setup process, you can get started by uploading your photos and videos or taking a tour.

If you are brand new to the Photos app, it’s a good idea to take a tour to get a deep understanding. After taking the tour, there are a few cool things you should try:

  • Pair your camera or memory card with your Mac.
  • Move all of your photos directly to the Photos app.
  • Select Import from the File menu.
  • Head to theĀ Preferences… section, and enable iCloud Photo Library.

If you are a former iPhoto or Aperture

Photos for Mac was included in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and designed to be nearly identical to the Photos app for iOS. And Apple decided not to develop iPhoto or Aperture, its older photo programs for Mac, which did upset a number of users getting familiar with the 2 programs. However, switching to the Photos isn’t a bad idea at all.

You can import your photos in iPhoto or Aperture to the Photos app by dragging the library to the Photos icon in the Dock, or clicking on Create New… button in the Choose Library section of Photos.

Once you have imported your library, let’s start adventuring them in the Photos app. Remember to use the Markup editor to give your photos a cool look.

Related: Use Markup in the Photos App in Mac for masterpieces

That’s all about setting up and using Photos on your Mac. How have you experienced Photos on your Mac so far? Share with us in the comments section below.

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