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Photos on Your Mac Course

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Jamie Pollock
For someone else
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Use the Apple Mac Photos app to import and organize images, edit photos, share pictures, sync with your iPhone, create videos, and publish photo albums.

Photos on Your Mac Course Description:

Photos has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them using People, Places, Keywords, Favorites, and Albums.

Improve your photos with Photos’ powerful editing tools. We’ll cover all aspects of the editing options that Photos has to offer, including cropping, red-eye, retouching, and adjusting color.

Photos integrates automatically with Mail, Facebook, and more. We’ll look at how to download photos from the web and email, then import them into your Photos Library. Then we’ll learn how to share your photos with the world as easily as clicking a button.

Turn your Photos into a self-running slideshow with a soundtrack! We’ll edit your photos, arrange them, create Ken Burns pans and transitions, set them to music, and upload them to YouTube for your loved ones to see.

Another great way to keep your memories alive is with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards. We’ll learn how to design professionally-published keepsakes, using the 3rd party extensions like Mimeo and Motif that are available from the App Store!


Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced 

Course Length

4.25 hours 


  • No prerequisite knowledge needed.

Who should take this photos on your mac class?

  •   Mac users who want to organize all their photos on their computers.

What You’ll Learn 

  • How to import photos
  • Organizing your photos
    • Events, Faces, Places, Keywords, Flagging, Albums, Smart Albums, Searching>
  • Enhancing Your Photos
    • Rotate, Red-Eye, Straighten, Crop, Retouch, 
    • Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
    • Edge Blur, Definition and Sharpness, Highlights & Shadows
    • Temperature & Tint, White Point
  • Sharing Photos
    • Sending photos over email
    • Uploading to Facebook
    • Adding to Flickr
    • Tweeting images
    • Printing out favorite photos
    • Sending pictures away to be professionally printed by Kodak
    • Using iCloud Photos to send them instantly from iPhone to computer
  • Creating Videos
    • Choosing a theme
    • Adding transitions
    • Setting them to music
    • Burning the finished slideshow onto a DVD
  • Creating Books
    • Choosing a book’s theme and size
    • Changing page layout
    • Adding photos to pages
    • Changing page color
    • Selecting picture frames
    • Photo special effects
    • Adding text
    • Adding page numbers
    • Sending to print

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Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handouts

Download the handouts that go with the course.

Download the handouts here

2. Photos on Your Mac: Getting Organized

The Mac Photos app has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them.

Introduction to Photos on Your Mac
Your Photo Library
How to Import Photos
Slideshows, Books, and More
How to Filter Photos by Type
How to View Information About a Photo
How to Search within Your Photos
The Sidebar Menu: Library, Memories, People, Places, Favorites, Recents, and Imports
Sidebar: Recently Deleted Photos
Media Types (Videos, Selfies, Live Photos, Portraits, Panoramas, Screen Shots, Animated)
Adding Titles and Renaming Photos, Adjusting Date and Time
Using the Timeline to Search Photos
Albums: People
Albums: Places and Using Geo-Tagging
Working with Smart Albums
Exporting, Adding to, Duplicating, Show by Options, Hide Photos, Help Menu
Additional Photos Preferences

3. Photos on Your Mac: Editing

Improve your photos with the Photos' app powerful editing tools. Share them between devices, and with the world.

Some Basics About Editing
Cropping Photos
Using Filters to Edit Photos
Adjusting Photos: Light Options
Adjusting Photos: Color, Black and White Options
Adjusting Redeye & Retouch
Adjusting the White Balance
Adjusting Curves (RGB) and Levels
Adjusting the Definition and Selective Color
Noise Reduction Adjustments
Using the "M" Key to see Before and After Adjustments
Additional Edit Info (Extensions)
Using the Markup Feature

4. Photos on Your Mac: Sharing

Keep your memories alive with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards. Learn how to share Photos on Your Mac with Jamie.

How to Print Your Photos
How to Order Prints of Your Photos
How to Share Photos Through AirDrop
How to Share Photos Through Notes and Reminders
Share by Setting Your Desktop Picture
Sharing Your Photos via Text Messages
Sharing Photos via Email
Sharing Photos via iCloud Shared Albums
Sharing Photos on Social Media
Sharing Photos via External Devices (Thumb Drive, External HD, etc)

5. Photos on Your Mac: Projects

Learn to use Photos to create memories, slideshows, books, calendars and more. Join Jamie in this section to also learn how to export these projects.

Exploring Memories in Your Photos
Exporting and Working with Slideshows
Creating Projects: Mimeo Books
Creating Calendars with Photos on Your Mac and Mimeo

6. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

Participation Quiz


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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