An iPhone, MacBook, and iPad all showing the same photos on their screens. great photos that you just have to share, create a shared album and invite family . Here's how to organize your photos and videos into albums and Photos on Mac can help you keep all of your photos in one place, and even.
Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! Enter your email address below:. I am totally confused. Where have all my photos gone and how the heck do I access them. Any advice, dear people who are savvier than I?! I am very disappointed Apple is not oferring the option to password protect the hidden folder. Anybody who opens my Photos can go to the Hidden Icon. What is even the point of having it.
Pictures would be better protected hidden in thousands of other. Well you seem to know the NBC peacock; but if someone sees it for the first time, how would they know it has something to do with television? It took me a while to figure out that this symbol, showing paint color sticks fanned out, was supposed to have something to do with photographs.
Such a bad and insecure way of doing things. Come on Apple. People have been complaining about this for years. Like Apple cares. Hidden photos still visible after hiding. But hidden photo album is created. I agree it would be nice to be able to password protect these folders like we can password protect Notes.
Maybe password protect folders in general via Finder would be great without having to disk image it. Name required. After spending over 20 years working with Macs, both old and new, theres a tool I think would be useful to every Mac owner who is experiencing performance issues. CleanMyMac is highest rated all-round cleaning app for the Mac, it can quickly diagnose and solve a whole plethora of common but sometimes tedious to fix issues at the click of a button. It also just happens to resolve many of the issues covered in the speed up section of this site, so Download CleanMyMac to get your Mac back up to speed today.
However, there are two major drawbacks to sharing iCloud content this way. You can now share this URL with everyone who needs access to your album. This feature goes hand-in-hand with iCloud Photo Library, so it will only be active if you have turned on iCloud Photo Library and on the device you want to be in sync. Like the iOS 8.
Apple states on their website :. 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. And you can even use gestures to browse your entire photo collection with just a touch. Craig Federighi showing off how you can easily navigate through an entire life of photos using Collections, Moments and Year views in Photos for Mac during the WWDC keynote presentation.
Additional basic and advanced adjustments that you can add or remove from your view. Aperture users… take note of this here!! Inside you will see additional adjustment controls that can be added or removed to customize your view. Apple could update the application with more and more advanced controls, and in theory, even open it up to 3rd parties with plugins or extensions to add anything a photo enthusiast or pro would want.
There is a much improved upon filter support built into Photos that should also allow for 3rd party extensions to bring in custom ones. Faces is back to help you quickly group and tag multiple photos with someone's name using built-in facial recognition algorithms. It appears to be a bit different in Photos and hopefully is even more accurate than we've seen before.
Info window with metadata inside of Photos for Mac version 1. Photos also handles limited IPTC metadata support with captions and keywords. Or send photos to your favorite photo-sharing destinations, such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also customize the menu and share directly to other compatible sites that offer sharing extensions. The ability to create special projects is back as you would have have hoped. Making special gifts for loved ones is easier than ever with Photos. Fresh new designs and streamlined tools help you easily build beautiful custom photo books.
Just choose Auto-Sized to print your photos with no cropping in sizes up to 36 inches wide. But, depending on how set in your ways you've become using iPhoto or Aperture, they may or may not be something that will cause you to rethink how you work with your photos. Like before, this isn't a complete list, but are just ones I was able to put together as I sensed concern and fear during my research. Instead Photos will use your camera metadata to organize all of your photos in various orders. Now, using GPS, time and date information pulled from your camera's EXIF metadata, your photos are all automatically organized for you in a chronological linear fashion.
These albums are Mac-only, however; they don't sync with your iOS devices.
Years view in Photos for Mac developer beta showing how a lot of albums in a collection on the left hand side. Image: The Verge. So either you turn it on and all of the photos in your collection will be stored in your iCloud Photo Library space, or you keep it turned off and none of your photos are stored and synced with it. There is a workaround though. I believe the setting for iCloud Photo Storage is a per-library setting, so photos in this second library wouldn't have to be uploaded.
As later versions evolve, and Apple becomes more confident in their syncing with all of our photos, they might opt to give us more control as to which photos we share in iCloud Photo Library. For example, they could allow us to select an album of photos and turn off iCloud syncing with that specific album.
So now as you're scrolling through the Collections, Moments or Year view in Photos, you will see this older photo mixed in with current photos because Photos doesn't know that you scanned an old photo taken a long time ago. So currently, you will be on your own to use another application to adjust this date and time before you import them into Photos. This feature is also available in Aperture, but isn't currently seen in Photos for Mac v. In the comments below this post, Mark brought it to my attention that while trying out the public beta that was just released, he discovered that Photos does in fact have an option to adjust the Date and Time of a photo.
I just tested this in my beta version of Photos and he is most certainly correct! The ability to time-shift multiple photos is great in situations where a digital camera's date and time wasn't set correctly and a set of photos is off consistently. However, this won't be helpful when trying to change multiple photos to the same exact date, such as when trying to change the shoot date of multiple scanned photos you knew were all taken on the same date. Star ratings, flags and color labels are no longer part of Photos — at least not in this version.
This appears to work like flagging did in iPhoto and Aperture — either on or off for a give photo. Fear not though! So, you can continue to add a star ratings with keywords to all of your favorite photos and then search for these selected photos in the search field. Additionally, for quick application, you can assign your star ratings as keyboard shortcuts, such as to the number keys 1 through 5. After you've set it up, it's as simple as just hitting a number key when a photo is selected and the keyword will be applied. I believe more than ever that Apple is moving all of their applications to using keywords and tags, which they see as the future of organizing in all of its software.
You can view the geotag information with photos already tagged with this geo-specific information from your camera's EXIF metadata. But, it appears as if currently you can't add geotag information to those photos missing it once inside of Photos. So, I am really not too worried this is something they will never add in. It's already cued up for you, ready to start right when the software is being introduced. Click here. My favorite is by David Pogue on Yahoo! Baig with USA Today.
Mirco Widmer Mirco Widmer 2 2 gold badges 4 4 silver badges 12 12 bronze badges. Since the Photos app on iPhone and Mac are synced via iCloud, changes you make on one device are reflected on the other device. Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! These are all great examples of how you can use Smart Albums to create useful, intelligent collections of your photos. Linked 3. So you can delete images from the Photos app on your iPhone or Mac, while the backed-up photos remain on your hard drive. Over says:.
Problems playing video? So now, as you try and get your head wrapped around how your life will be with Photos for Mac, please keep in mind this is just the beginning. The very beginning. Even if version 1.
Just getting the iCloud Photo Library syncing engine working smoothly is a monumental task in itself. Question for you — do you plan on using Photos for Mac when it comes out?
What do you look forward to the most with Photos? And what are you going to miss the most from iPhoto or Aperture? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below after reading all of this. Now, check for an email that was just sent to you and CLICK the button inside to confirm your subscription. Bit late to this topic but recently updated to El Capitan and Photos.
At least I put current library on Photos to see what it looked like. I only meant to add a few events but somehow the whole library went across. The album is still there.