How to manage photos on your Mac — Apple Support

Birthdays, vacations,
dogs, babies. You take lots of photos
in a lifetime. Here’s how to organize them
and find the ones you want with Photos on your Mac. Open Photos
and let’s get started. If iCloud Photos is turned on, Photos will collect
all of your images across all of your devices. Click Photos in the sidebar to see all of your photos
and videos sorted by the date
they were taken. If a photo doesn’t have
date information, which might happen if it was
imported from one of your social media
accounts or another website, it will be sorted by the date
it was added to the library. You can filter your library
in a few different ways, shown in the sidebar
on the left. Click Favorites, for example,
to see your favorite shots. Or click Places. If your camera has GPS,
like your iPhone, or if you’ve added
location data to your images, the Photos app will
automatically display your photos on a map, so you can see where
they were taken. Click Shared Albums to see any collaborative albums
that have been shared with you or that you have shared
with others. ♪ Music playing ♪ The My Albums section
below your library contains all of the albums
that you create. To create a new album,
hover over My Albums, then click the Add icon,
select Album, then give it a name. Now, you can add photos
to the album from anywhere in your library. Just click and drag. To select multiple photos, hold down the Command key
as you select each one. You can include the same photo
in multiple albums and add or remove photos
from an album at any time. To remove a photo from an album, select a photo and press Delete
on your keyboard. Heads up: when you delete
a photo from an album, it will not be deleted
from your library. If you want to completely delete
it from your library, select a photo and then press
the Command and Delete keys at the same time. You can also create smart albums that automatically gather images
that meet certain criteria, like from a specific date,
edited photos, and more. To do this,
hover over My Albums again. Click the Add icon,
click Smart Album, name your album,
and now select your criteria. You can choose one condition, like whether the photo
has already been edited, or many, like which date or
dates the photos were taken on. ♪ Then click OK. Now, your smart album
will appear in My Albums and will automatically update
with photos that fit the criteria
you’ve set. Looking for something? Use the search bar to search
for specific photos. Type in a keyword to search
for photos based on who or what is in them, like animals, flowers,
or balloons. Another way to search for photos
on your Mac is with Siri. Click Siri in the upper-right
corner of your screen, or if you’re using
a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, tap Siri in the Control Strip
and ask something like, [SIRI TONE]
“Show me photos of animals.” [SIRI TONE] Now, you can easily keep
your photos organized, sort new photos into albums
automatically, and quickly find
the ones you need. Have a favorite
Photos for Mac tip? Let us know
in the comments below, or click another video
to learn more about Photos. ♪

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