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Macs (iMacs and Laptops)

Photos on Your Mac Course

Jamie Pollock

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.

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

5 hours 


  • No prerequisite knowledge needed.

Who should take this 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


Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handouts

Download the handouts that go with the course.

Download the handouts here

2. Watch the Videos: Photos on Your Mac

The Mac Photos app has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them. Improve your photos with the Photos' app powerful editing tools. Share them between devices, and with the world. Then keep your memories alive with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards.

Organizing Your Photos
Editing Your Photos
Sharing Your Photos
Slideshows, Books, and More

3. 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 Completion requirement


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise Credit Certificate
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