Photos for macOS gets an upgrade

June 04

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Apple recently announced several improvements for its built-in photo organizer. The next version of the macOS is called Catalina and is expected this Fall. Here’s what’s new features you can expect in the future (and a few you can get right now).

Coming Soon

Apple promises a “new immersive, dynamic look” to make it easier to showcase photos and memories.  The updates make it easier to browse your favorite photos.

  • All-new Photos tab. A new browsing experience
  • Day, month, and year organization. Your pictures will be organized by day, month, and year views.
  • Large photo previews. See a larger preview to help you distinguish between shots. 
  • Auto-playing Live Photos and video. Motion content auto-plays to help bring your library to life.
  • Personalization. You Mac can use machine learning to highlight important moments like birthdays, anniversaries, and trips.
  • Your best shots. The application can automatically remove duplicates and clutter.
  • All Photos. See your photos in a grid and choose to zoom in for large previews, or zoom out to get an overview of your entire collection. 
  • Memory movies. View  Memory movies on your Mac and edit the duration, mood, and title.

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Written by

Richard Harrington

Pro Photographer

Richard Harrington regularly explores the fusion of photography and video. He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. and a well-known author. Rich has published over 150 courses on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, and Creating DSLR Video.

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