5 Quick Ways to Edit Photos on Mac Like A Pro

Recent Mac systems are equipped with more advanced and feature rich apps to help you perform numerous tasks seamlessly. Amongst the range of these apps, Mac has offered one impressive photo editing tool called “Photos” to its users. This app comes built-in post OS X version 10.10.3 Mac versions. Technically, it has replaced early photo editing app on Mac called “iPhoto” and Aperture on Mac. With this recent upgrade, Apple has incorporated various useful features and functionalities to its photo editing app. It is one of the best photo editing apps on Mac that comes built-in. This impressive app is built around the iCloud where all your pictures get stored automatically on Cloud servers and you can share them across all your devices.

Edit images using Photos app on Mac

You can use Photos app on Mac to make some simple changes such as rotating or cropping images to some most advanced changes like add filters, increase color saturation etc. It keeps your original images when you make some edits in your photos so that you can always undo your changes and return to original look. It syncs your edited photos across all your devices and display edited results.

To edit photos on Mac using Photos app, first, you need to open them in editing view, where you can find all editing tools. To do this, follow one of the following.

  • Double-click a photo thumbnail and click on Edit button in the Toolbar or use the Touch Bar.
  • Choose a photo thumbnail and then press Return.
  • Choose photo thumbnail and then select Image > Show Edit Tools.

Once you have opened an image in editing view, now you can click on the Thumbnails button given in the toolbar to display thumbnails of other photos in the collection or another album under the photo. You can also click or drag the Zoom slider to zoom in or zoom out your photo. You can click the Favorite button to favorite a photo. To stop editing anytime click Done or press Return.

5 Quick ways to edit photos on Mac using Photos app

Crop and Straighten Photo: To do this, follow these steps.

photo crop

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  • Double-click on the photo and then click the Edit button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Crop button.
  • Here you will find different options to select from including crop or straighten automatically or manually, crop to specific dimensions, flip the image, or remove the cropping or straightening options.
  • Once you have completed making changes, save your image.

Adjust a Photo: To do this, follow these steps.

photo adjust

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  • Double-click on a photo, and then click the Edit button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Adjust button.
  • Now do any of the following:
  • Drag the Color, Light or Black & White slider to edit photos.
  • Hold the pointer over any of the sliders until it displays Auto button then click Auto. It will automatically correct the photo for selected attribute.
  • You can also find tune your photos by holding the pointer over any of the sliders then click the Down Arrow button that displays detailed adjustments you can make.

Retouch Photos: To do this, follow these steps.

retouch photos

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  • Double-click a photo and then click the Edit button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Retouch button.
  • Drag the Size slider to choose a brush size.
  • Position the brush over the mark and click or drag across the mark to remove it.

Remove Red-Eye: To do this, follow these steps.

Remove Red-Eye

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  • Double-click a photo and then click the Edit button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Red-Eye button.
  • Click Auto. It will remove any red-eye it detects in faces in photo.
  • If you still find the red-eye issue, then drag the Size slider equal to same size as the red-eye area is and position the pointer over the red pupil and click.
  • Repeat the step for all another red-eye issue in photo.

Apply filters for special looks: To do this, follow these steps.

Apply filters for special looks

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  • Double-click the photo and then click the Edit button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Filters button.
  • Click the Filter you want to use.
  • Here, it will save all changes automatically unless you have chosen Edit > Undo or click the Revert to Original button.

Conclusion: Mac has offered an impressive tool in the form of “Photos” app to edit images seamlessly. This tool is equipped with all advanced features and edit options to make your regular images into art work. It covers all basic editing features to all latest features to help you edit your images professionally.

 

Apoorv Bhatnagar

Apoorv bhatnagar is working at Systweak Software , as an SEO analyst andtechnical Content Writer. His potential of writing is PCtips , Androidand Mac tricks and he is anxious in writing other technical blogs. You can also find Apoorv on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Apoorv Bhatnagar

Apoorv bhatnagar is working at Systweak Software , as an SEO analyst and technical Content Writer. His potential of writing is PC tips , Android and Mac tricks and he is anxious in writing other technical blogs. You can also find Apoorv on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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