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Macs (iMacs and Laptops)

Photos on Your Mac Course


Course
Jamie Pollock

A deep dive into the Apple Mac Photos app. Import and organize pictures, edit photos, share them, sync with your iPhone, create photo albums, and more.

Course Description:

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

Photos has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them using Faces, Places, Keywords, Flagging, creating Albums, searching for photos, and much more.

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, Photostream. We’ll look at how to download photos from the web and email into your Photos. Learn how to transfer pictures to your iPhone or iPad. Then we’ll learn how to share your photos with the world as easily as clicking a button. If possible, bring in your computer with photos you want to share.

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. If possible, bring in your computer with photos and songs you want to use.

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 tools you already have on your computer! If possible, bring in your computer with photos you want to use.

 

Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced 

Course Length

5 hours 

Prerequisites 

  • 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

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise Credit Certificate
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